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NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 million to help accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States. The grants will support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges. NIST’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program has awarded the grants to universities and other nonprofit organizations in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The grants range from $413,000 to $500,000 for a period of up to two years. More than 40 organizations will share funding for work done in support of the 16 projects. In addition, more than 250 businesses, trade associations, universities and other organizations will collaborate as unfunded partners.“Strengthening American manufacturing is a key component of the Commerce Department’s ‘Open for Business Agenda,’” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “The awards announced today will support public-private partner collaboration that boosts advanced manufacturing, which is critical to supporting economic growth. We will continue to make investments that keep our manufacturing sector on the cutting edge of innovation in order to create new growth industries and American jobs.”

NIST Awards 19 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Contact: Mark Bello
301-975-3776

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries.

President Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

A Detroit-area based consortium of 60 companies, nonprofits, and universities and a Chicago based consortium of 73 companies, nonprofits, and universities are partnering with the federal government to launch two new manufacturing innovation hubs. The first new manufacturing innovation institute competition this year is launching today, one of four the Administration has committed to launchi