Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market.
Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century. The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-agency initiative designed to create a new era of policy, resources, and infrastructure that support U.S. institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost. LEARN MORE
The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. LEARN MORE
The NNI serves as the central point of communication, cooperation, and collaboration for all Federal agencies engaged in nanotechnology research, bringing together the expertise needed to advance this broad and complex field. LEARN MORE
This Executive Order facilitates investments in industrial energy efficiency that will strengthen American manufacturing and help to create jobs. These efforts can save U.S. manufacturers as much as $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade, improving their bottom lines and strengthening U.S. competitiveness.
In addition, the order directs the Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency to coordinate actions at the Federal level while providing policy and technical assistance to states to promote investments in industrial energy efficiency. Agencies also are directed to foster a national dialogue to encourage adoption of best practice policies and investment models that overcome barriers to investment, provide public information on the benefits of unlocking investment in industrial energy efficiency, and use existing Federal authorities that can support these investments. LEARN MORE
IMCP aims to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and help communities cultivate an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs across the country. The IMCP Playbook offers an approach to building a strategy for achieving this aim. LEARN MORE
The Environmental Protection Agency maintains an interagency resource center with information on improving the sustainability and competitiveness of manufacturing companies in the U.S. A main feature of the site is the Sustainable Business Clearinghouse - a searchable database that contains state, federal and non-governmental programs and resources, including case studies, tools, research and technical assistance. LEARN MORE
This interagency initiative will assist the development and implementation of regionally-driven economic development strategies that support advanced manufacturing and cluster development. LEARN MORE
E3 is an initiative designed to help you thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability and, working together, to promote sustainable manufacturing and economic growth throughout the United States. LEARN MORE