Programs

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MFGTech) Roadmap

    The NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Roadmap (MFGTech) Funding Opportunity was a competition created to develop technology roadmaps for promising advanced manufacturing clusters and establish new, or strengthen existing, industry-driven consortia that address high-priority research challenges to grow advanced manufacturing in the United States. The emphasis of this funding opportunity was on technology roadmapping in areas of critical interest to the nation, including technology areas appropriate for potential future Manufacturing USA institutes. A total of $4.2 million was awarded to 14 organizations to develop technology roadmaps over an 18-month period of performance.

  • Manufacturing USA

    Manufacturing USA® was created in 2014 to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing by connecting people, ideas, and technology. Manufacturing USA institutes convene business competitors, academic institutions, and other stakeholders to test applications of new technology, create new products, reduce cost and risk, and enable the manufacturing workforce with the skills of the future.

  • Materials Genome Initiative

    The Materials Genome Initiative is a federal multi-agency initiative for discovering, manufacturing, and deploying advanced materials twice as fast and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional methods. The initiative creates policy, resources, and infrastructure to support U.S. institutions in the adoption of methods for accelerating materials development.

  • National Nanotechnology Initiative

    The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative. Over thirty Federal departments, independent agencies, and commissions work together toward the shared vision of a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to ongoing revolutions in technology and industry that benefit society.

  • SelectUSA

    Recognizing that the competitiveness and job-generating ability of a nation is determined by its desirability as a place for businesses to operate, SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

  • The MEP National Network™

    MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers. In FY 2021, MEP Centers interacted with 34,307 manufacturers, leading to $14.4 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helped create or retain 125,746 jobs.