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RFI Responses & Workshop Reports

On May 4, 2012, the NIST-hosted Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register inviting interested parties to provide public comment on a new public-private partnership program, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI or Network). The proposed Network will be composed of up to fifteen Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs or Institutes) around the country, each serving as a hub of manufacturing excellence that will help to make United States (U.S.) manufacturing facilities and enterprises more competitive and encourage investment in the U.S. The RFI sought input on the NNMI and specific input on 21 questions in four categories related to the structure and operations of the IMIs and NNMI: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development. The RFI may be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-04/pdf/2012-10809.pdf. Comments in response to the RFI were due on or before 11:59 PM Eastern time on October 25, 2012.

In total, the NIST-hosted AMNPO received a total of seventy-eight (78) separate responses to the RFI from industry, academia, economic development, state and regional authorities, national laboratories, and private citizens, representing the viewpoints of nearly 107 separate entities.

In addition, the NIST-hosted AMNPO also held four Designing for Impact regional workshops as part of its strategy for soliciting nation-wide input on building the NNMI. The four regional workshops attracted 875 attendees from across the country, from industry; academia; economic development organizations; state, local and federal government; and others. The workshops were conducted in alignment with the published RFI and sought to solicit viewpoints from across the nation. The first workshop was held on April 25, 2012, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, the second on July 9, 2012 at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, the third on September 27, 2012 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California, and the fourth on October 18, 2012 at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, Colorado.

Workshop Reports

 1Designing for Impact I Workshop Report
 2Designing for Impact II Workshop Report
 3Designing for Impact III Workshop Report
 4Designing for Impact IV Workshop Report

RFI Responses

The RFI Responses Summary for the NNMI is based upon the following responses:
 1Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance of the Forest Products Industry; Brown
 2Arizona State University; Dineen
 3Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; Woodell
 4BAE Systems Land & Armaments; Toone
 5Berkowitz
 6Buthe
 7Clarkson University; Çetinkaya
 8Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance; Heaton
 9Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade; Tartz
10Colorado Workforce Development Council; Steffens
11Conexus Indiana; Metzing
12Dotson Iron Castings; Dotson
13EWI; Conrardy
14FlexTech Alliance; Ciesinski
15Fraunhofer USA, Inc. - Center for Sustainable Energy Systems; McAulay
16GE Energy; Lombardo
17General Dynamics - Ordnance and Tactical Systems; Bartles
18Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Wang
19Hanmin
20High Tech Rochester Inc.; Senall
21Hildreth & Associates, Inc.; Hildreth
22Huggan
23Iowa State University; Bond
24Jory
25Kansas State University; Haynes
26Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Engineering Division; Min
27Lockheed Martin; Yoss and DuCoin
28Los Alamos National Laboratory – Materials Science and Technology Division; Teter
29Macomb Community College & Auto Communities Consortium; Jacobs
30Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Schmidt
31Mid-Columbia Economic Development District; Hoey
32Modria Inc.; Mukherjee
33Mongan Intech Corporation; Mongan
34NanoInk, Inc.; Nelson
35National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining; Resnick
36National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education; Basu
37Naval Surface Warfare Center - Corona Division; Stewart
38Northeast Ohio Partners; Schober
39Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Measurement Science & Systems Engineering Division; Kulkarni
40Optoelectronics Industry Development Association; Hausken
41Pennsylvania State University - Electro-Optics Center; Del Vecchio
42Procter & Gamble; Koehler
43Purdue University; Sutherland
44Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Vice President for Research
45Robinson
46Robotics Innovation LLC; Street
47Rockwell Automation; Bernaden
48Rolls-Royce Corporation; Bolcavage
49SCRA Applied Research & Development; Graham
50SCRA Applied Research & Development; Holcomb
51SCRA Applied Research & Development; Kelley
52SEMATECH; Englander
53Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition; Davis
54Society of Manufacturing Engineers; LaRussa
55Southwest Research Institute; Evans
56Space Coast Energy Consortium; Aller
57Stanford University – Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics; Tsai
58The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation; Ezell
59The Maritime Alliance; Jones
60The Motorsports Education Foundation; Berg
61The Ohio State University - College of Engineering; Kramer
62The Solar Energy Consortium; Klein
63The Timken Company; Kolarik
64United Technologies Research Center; Amis
65University at Albany – CNSE; Paulter
66University at Buffalo; Schmit
67University of California, Berkeley - College of Engineering; Sastry
68University of California Davis - College of Engineering; Ravani
69University of Illinois; Schook
70University of New Hampshire - Mechanical Engineering; Kinsey
71University of North Carolina Charlotte; Wilhelm
72University of Rochester - Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences; Ballentine
73University of South Carolina; Ziehl
74University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute; Damoulakis
75University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute; Das
76University of Toledo; Shenai
77DuPont; Reilly
78RTI International; Rothrock



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