Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Rensselaer To Host First Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

19.04.2012
Federal Workshop on April 25 To Seek Input, Field Questions About Proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on April 25 will host the first of a planned series of regional workshops to design a proposed $1 billion federal program, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

This inaugural workshop, first in a series to be held across the nation, provides an opportunity for representatives from industry, academia, and government to share perspectives, pose questions, and propose ideas to design the proposed NNMI. The event will take place at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, N.Y.

The NNMI seeks to connect research discoveries and budding ideas for tomorrow’s technologies and products with the U.S. manufacturers of today, as well as with the start-ups sprouting on the technology horizon.

Participation and attendance is encouraged for small, medium-sized, and large manufacturers, universities and community colleges, state and local governments, economic development organizations, and other stakeholders. Seats are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for the event at: http://events.energetics.com/AMNPOimpact

“At Rensselaer, we seek to play a major role in building the national innovation ecosystem through our research and education in advanced manufacturing. Along with faculty research, we challenge and empower our students to develop new technologies, start businesses, sow the seeds of future economic growth, and—ultimately—change the world. We are proud to host the nation’s first workshop to discuss the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.

The workshop is organized by the federal interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), in cooperation with stakeholders and local organizations. The opening session will acquaint U.S. stakeholders with the principles and concepts motivating the NNMI, according to the AMNPO. The public-private national initiative is proposed in President Barack Obama’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013. The proposal and budget are still subject to approval by Congress.

Most of the workshop will be devoted to interactive sessions designed to solicit ideas on how to best structure the NNMI and its regional hubs—Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). The President’s FY 2013 budget requests $1 billion to create up to 15 IMIs that will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and states to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications.

Input gathered during this and subsequent workshops will help to shape the vision, goals, and organization of the IMIs and the entire network.

For more information on the workshop visit: http://manufacturing.gov/amp/event_042512.html

Advanced manufacturing is a key research focus at Rensselaer, the oldest technological university in the United States. From robotics to green energy systems, nanomanufacturing, biomanufacturing, and other leading-edge fields, Rensselaer students and faculty are focused on innovative solutions to tomorrow’s manufacturing challenges. Much of this manufacturing expertise and research resides within the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS).

Since 1988, CATS has worked with partner companies to leverage the knowledge and expertise of Rensselaer faculty and students toward solving real-world advanced manufacturing challenges. CATS is a New York state designated Center for Advanced Technology and receives annual funding of nearly $1 million from the Empire State Development (ESD) Division for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Over the past five years, CATS has leveraged this investment to help its industrial partners deliver upward of $259 million in non-job economic impact, create 293 new jobs, and retain 449 jobs in New York. More than 80 percent of CATS industrial partners are small or start-up companies.

“Manufacturing is the foundation of our nation’s well being. Our focus at the CATS is to help our industrial partners be more competitive on the global stage, and train our students to be leaders and innovators in this exciting multidisciplinary field,” said John T. Wen, CATS director and a professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer.

CATS’ interdisciplinary team of researchers includes nearly 50 Rensselaer faculty members from nine different academic departments in the School of Engineering, School of Science, and School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. More than 40 Rensselaer students participate in CATS research, and the center employs seven full-time research technical staff and two postdoctoral researchers.

On April 23-24, CATS at Rensselaer will hold its 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. The showcase will highlight the many successes of CATS and its partner companies and state agencies. To register or see the full schedule visit: http://www.regonline.com/2012_CATS_Showcase

For more information about advanced manufacturing at Rensselaer, visit:

• CATS Homepage
http://www.cats.rpi.edu/
• Rensselaer Manufacturing Network
http://www.eng.rpi.edu/manufacturing/
• Rensselaer Alumni Magazine: Powerful Partnerships
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/rpi/2010spring/index.php#/28
• Haven’t You Heard of HAVEN?
http://approach.rpi.edu/2010/03/25/havent-you-heard-of-haven/
• Times Union: Pushing the Boundaries
http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Pushing-the-boundaries-1350092.php
• WTEN: RPI Shows Off is High Tech Lab
http://www.news10.com/story/15269395/rpi-shows-off-its-high-tech-lab
Contact
Michael Mullaney
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
518-276-6161
mullam@rpi.edu
Visit the Rensselaer research and discovery blog: http://approach.rpi.edu
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RPInews

Michael Mullaney | Newswise Science News
Further information:
http://www.rpi.edu/news

More articles from Seminars Workshops:

nachricht Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection
30.11.2016 | Fraunhofer IPM

nachricht 4th UKP-Workshop 2017 – Save the Date!
15.09.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

All articles from Seminars Workshops >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

Im Focus: Researchers Imitate Molecular Crowding in Cells

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

When Air is in Short Supply - Shedding light on plant stress reactions when oxygen runs short

23.03.2017 | Life Sciences

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

23.03.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

23.03.2017 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>