About the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee "2.0," is a renewed, cross-sector, national effort to secure US leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. The Steering Committee, whose members are among the Nation's leading lights in industry, academia, and labor, is a working group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

The new Steering Committee builds on progress made by the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, created by President Obama in 2011. As outlined in its landmark report released last year, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, that group proposed and ultimately catalyzed a number of priorities and initiatives to strengthen the US advanced manufacturing sector.

Leadership and Process

The 19 member Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0 is co-chaired by Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Dow Chemical Company, and Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Presidents of some of the nation's top engineering universities and the CEOs of several leading U.S. manufacturers make up the AMP Steering Committee 2.0 membership.

Over the course of the year, the AMP Steering Committee 2.0 will continue to guide the implementation of the original AMP recommendations, including the creation of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. In addition, the AMP Steering Committee 2.0 will identify strategies for securing US leadership in emerging technologies, scaling needed manufacturing workforce development solutions, and addressing open policy questions on the path from technology innovation to production.

As it develops its recommendations, the AMP Steering Committee 2.0 will continue to engage the broader manufacturing community through a series of regional forums and working sessions. Please stay tuned for further announcements on these regional forums.

History of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

The impetus to convene the original Advanced Manufacturing Partnership was sparked by the June 2011 Report Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which called for a partnership across government, industry, and academia to identify the most pressing challenges and transformative opportunities to improve the technologies, processes and products across multiple manufacturing industries.

On July 17, 2012, the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, which operates within the framework of PCAST, issued a report detailing 16 recommendations "aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation's innovation economy, and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base." The committee's Report to the President on Capturing Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing addresses needs in three broad categories:

  • enabling innovation,
  • securing the talent pipeline, and
  • improving the business climate.

To download the report, go to: PCAST AMP Steering Committee Report - Final July 17 2012




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