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.