MForesight: The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, Announces Prize Competition Seeking Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effective, Low-Volume Manufacturing: “MAKING to MANUFACTURING”

The MForesight Competition is soliciting new manufacturing technologies and approaches that will increase the variety and value of items designed and manufactured cost-effectively in the United States with 3-5 years of additional development. Ultimately, these innovations will support a “Democratization of Manufacturing,” enabling small teams and businesses to manufacture products in low-volumes economically. By removing costly barriers-to-entry such as specialized knowledge and high-volume requirements, a wide range of innovators, entrepreneurs, and small/medium-sized business can be competitive with low labor-cost producers.