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 Neuromorphic Computer Coming Online
16.03.2016 | Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

nachricht How to create video abstracts: Workshop for scientists at TIB on 27 January 2016
07.12.2015 | Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

All articles from Seminars Workshops >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

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

Im Focus: Worldwide Success of Tyrolean Wastewater Treatment Technology

A biological and energy-efficient process, developed and patented by the University of Innsbruck, converts nitrogen compounds in wastewater treatment facilities into harmless atmospheric nitrogen gas. This innovative technology is now being refined and marketed jointly with the United States’ DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). The largest DEMON®-system in a wastewater treatment plant is currently being built in Washington, DC.

The DEMON®-system was developed and patented by the University of Innsbruck 11 years ago. Today this successful technology has been implemented in about 70...

Im Focus: Computational high-throughput screening finds hard magnets containing less rare earth elements

Permanent magnets are very important for technologies of the future like electromobility and renewable energy, and rare earth elements (REE) are necessary for their manufacture. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, has now succeeded in identifying promising approaches and materials for new permanent magnets through use of an in-house simulation process based on high-throughput screening (HTS). The team was able to improve magnetic properties this way and at the same time replaced REE with elements that are less expensive and readily available. The results were published in the online technical journal “Scientific Reports”.

The starting point for IWM researchers Wolfgang Körner, Georg Krugel, and Christian Elsässer was a neodymium-iron-nitrogen compound based on a type of...

Im Focus: Atomic precision: technologies for the next-but-one generation of microchips

In the Beyond EUV project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena are developing key technologies for the manufacture of a new generation of microchips using EUV radiation at a wavelength of 6.7 nm. The resulting structures are barely thicker than single atoms, and they make it possible to produce extremely integrated circuits for such items as wearables or mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.

In 1965 Gordon Moore formulated the law that came to be named after him, which states that the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every one to two...

Im Focus: Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene

Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices

Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.

Im Focus: Graphene: A quantum of current

When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Networking 4.0: International Laser Technology Congress AKL’16 Shows New Ways of Cooperations

24.05.2016 | Event News

Challenges of rural labor markets

20.05.2016 | Event News

International expert meeting “Health Business Connect” in France

19.05.2016 | Event News

 
Latest News

11 million Euros for research into magnetic field sensors for medical diagnostics

27.05.2016 | Awards Funding

Fungi – a promising source of chemical diversity

27.05.2016 | Life Sciences

New Model of T Cell Activation

27.05.2016 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>