Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership — a national effort to bring together industry, universities, and the federal government — encourages strategic investments in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance U.S. global competitiveness.
AMO leads DOE's participation in the national interagency Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). AMO joins with other Federal agencies investing in innovation and cost-shared R&D projects, supporting manufacturing infrastructure, and facilitating job creation. These actions save energy and provide benefits to U.S. industry and the national economy. AMO contributes more broadly to the AMP with activities in Technology Development, Shared Infrastructure and Facilities, Education and Workforce Development.
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) will be a network of Institutes devoted to manufacturing excellence, regional innovation infrastructure investments, and strong support for the competitiveness of U.S. business enterprises and manufacturing facilities. AMO actively supports the following two Institutes:
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute will provide shared technical infrastructure, manufacturing resources, and advance high-value domestic manufacturing technologies that produce, move, and use clean energy at a meaningful scale. This Innovation Institute will support EERE's clean-energy technology investments by focusing beyond silicon, to the use and manufacture of components made from next-generation materials capable of handling even higher voltage and power loads. Read about this Innovation Institute in the AMO News.
The topic area of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for this Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute is wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors for power electronic devices. This foundational technology is broadly applicable to multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact. By using less electricity, these highly efficient and reliable semiconductors can produce low-cost, better performing electronics that will meet the power needs of the future. Devices made with these semiconductor materials are expected to have an impact on everything from industrial-scale variable speed drive motors, our household appliances and consumer electronics to a much needed modern grid, solar and wind power, military systems, electric vehicles and trains, as well as manufacturing.
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) advances additive manufacturing technology, and products, and serves as a nationally recognized additive manufacturing center of innovation excellence, working to transform the U.S. manufacturing sector and yield significant advancements throughout industry.
Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge develops regional advance manufacturing innovation clusters that benefit small businesses and local economies.
AMP Established to Advance Manufacturing and Drive Economic Growth
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is a private sector-led national effort to revitalize American manufacturing launched by the President in June 2011. The AMP was recommended by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the "Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing.," released that same month. This report identifies the most pressing challenges and transformative opportunities to improve the technologies, processes and products across multiple manufacturing industries. It calls for a coherent innovation policy to accelerate progress in advanced manufacturing, generating high-quality American jobs and sustaining U.S. competitiveness in global markets. In July 2012, the AMP Steering Committee recommended that the nation focus on enabling innovation, securing the talent pipeline, and improving the business climate. During the 2013 State of the Union address to Congress, the President endorsed the formation of up to 15 Institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO)—hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—coordinates all federal agencies involved in the AMP: Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and NASA.
Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) connects EERE clean-energy technology investments with three decades of process and materials manufacturing expertise to drive U.S. Competitiveness.
- Institute Insights
- President Obama Praises NAMII in State of the Union Address
In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama used the National Additive Manufacturing Institute (NAMII) as a model of potential for innovation in manufacturing.
- NAMII in the Top Ten
Additive manufacturing is making a big impression and the National Additive Manufacturing innovation Institute (NAMII) is right out front, creating the potential to accelerate the use of this innovation across many industries.