Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Regional Meeting
Taking the Next Step in U.S. Competitiveness
Building on President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) initiative, AMP 2.0 is a renewed national effort to secure U.S. leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. The first of many steps to be taken over the course of this year is to engage the manufacturing community through regional forums. You can help redefine and rehabilitate the U.S. manufacturing sector by participating in the first regional AMP 2.0 forum to be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta from 8 am to 4 pm on February 3, 2014.
During this meeting, AMP 2.0 will focus on rebuilding the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem by identifying challenges and solutions for bringing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into the advanced manufacturing mix. This is your opportunity to help SMEs gain access to cutting-edge physical and virtual advanced manufacturing tools. A strong SME network is critical for supporting the original equipment manufacturers in the United States. AMP 2.0 seeks your input on topics such as:
- Workforce challenges for SMEs
- SME involvement and access to collaborative technology and America Makes, the national additive manufacturing innovation institute,
- Technology adoption limitations for SMEs, and more.
Advanced manufacturing will sustain U.S. competitiveness in the 21st Century. To ensure that the United States attracts manufacturing activity and remains a leader in knowledge production, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recommended that the nation build a fertile environment for innovation and make investments to ensure the new technologies and design methodologies are developed in the United States and that technology-based enterprises have the infrastructure to flourish here. Please join us for this regional forum and provide your feedback so that the United States can maintain its edge in the global manufacturing arena.