WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today announced that it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies – Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. To build off the initial success of a pilot institute headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the President announced in the State of the Union that his Administration would move forward and launch three new manufacturing innovation institutes this year. The President will continue to call on Congress to act on his proposal for a one-time $1 billion investment to create a network of 15 manufacturing innovation institutes across the country.
Read the White House press release: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/09/obama-administration-launches-competition-three-new-manufacturing-innova
Read more about the DOD and DOE-led institutes and their associated technology areas here:
Read the FAQ about the three Institutes and National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: http://www.manufacturing.gov/NNMI_FAQ.html (Updated June 7, 2013)