ASME to Convene a Manufacturing Policy Panel and Virtual Public Input Session to Shape a National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing

Sep 21, 2021

by ASME.org

This year’s virtual ASME IMECE conference will host a Public Input session focused on gaining community feedback to questions that will help shape the 2022-2026 National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. The sessions will be led by the White House’s National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM). NSTC is a Cabinet-level council of advisers to the President that oversees Federal science and technology (S&T) policy and interagency S&T activities of high national priority and ongoing interest. To register to attend, visit: https://event.asme.org/IMECE.
 
Keynote Panel on Manufacturing the Future: Innovations at Manufacturing USA Institutes
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM
On Friday, November 5, Mike Molnar, the founding director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will moderate a Keynote Panel titled “Manufacturing the Future: Innovations at Manufacturing USA Institutes.” This Keynote Panel will describe how collaboration via a public-private partnership is connecting industry and academia to solve the most challenging advanced manufacturing problems. A live question and answer session will be featured so that the audience can engage with these industry leaders.
 
For more information and for a list of speakers, please visit: https://event.asme.org/IMECE/Keynote-Speakers.
 
Public Input Session on the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 3:25 PM
On Thursday, November 3, the White House’s National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) will host a roundtable event to solicit information on where advanced manufacturing should go in the future. Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to, the following questions:
  1. Which emerging science and technology areas will be key to the next generation of advanced manufacturing? What should be the near- and long-term technology development research and development (R&D) priorities for advanced manufacturing, the anticipated timeframe for achieving the objectives, and the metrics in assessing progress toward the objectives?
  2. What are examples of technological, market, or business challenges that may best be addressed by public-private partnerships, and are likely to attract both participation and primary funding from industry?
  3. How can federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers supporting advanced manufacturing R&D facilitate the transfer of research results, intellectual property, and technology into commercialization and manufacturing for the benefit of society to ensure sustainability, national security, and economic security? 
  4. How would you assess the state of the domestic advanced manufacturing workforce in the U.S?  How can federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers develop, align, and strengthen all levels of advanced manufacturing education, training, and certification programs to ensure a high-quality, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce that meets the needs of the sector and drives new advanced manufacturing jobs into the future?
  5. How can the federal government assist in the development of regional public-private partnerships to achieve greater distribution of advanced manufacturing clusters or technology hubs, particularly in underserved regions of the country?
  6. How do you assess the adequacy of the domestic advanced manufacturing supply chain and industrial base? How can federal agencies assist small and medium sized manufacturing companies to adopt advanced technologies and to develop a robust and resilient manufacturing supply chain to ensure that future products are made in all of America by all of America’s workforce? What are some infrastructure barriers and challenges in promoting manufacturing in all regions of the country? 
  7. The current Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing has three top-level goals, each with objectives and priorities: 1) Develop and transition new manufacturing technologies; 2) Educate, train, and connect the manufacturing workforce; and 3) Expand the capabilities of domestic manufacturing supply chains. Are these goals still appropriate for the next 4-5 years? Are there additional top-level goals to consider?
  8. Is there any additional information related to advanced manufacturing in the United States not requested above that you believe should be considered?
 
To register to attend, visit: https://event.asme.org/IMECE.
 
Questions? Please contact Samantha Fijacko at fijackos@asme.org.
 
 

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