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What is the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) provides a manufacturing research infrastructure where U.S. industry and academia collaborate to solve industry-relevant problems. The NNMI is a network of Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation that each has a unique focus, but a common goal to create, showcase, and deploy new capabilities and new manufacturing processes.

Key Objectives

NNMI consists of linked Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation with common goals, but unique concentrations. Here industry, academia, and government partners are leveraging existing resources, collaborating, and co-investing to nurture manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization.

As sustainable manufacturing innovation hubs, the institutes will:

  • Develop advanced manufacturing technologies that will "lift all ships," creating, showcasing and deploying new capabilities that can increase commercial productivity.
  • Help businesses who otherwise couldn�t invest in advanced manufacturing research, by bringing together the best talents and capabilities from the public and private sector into a proving ground for cutting-edge technology.
  • Build a pipeline of talent that can support advanced manufacturing.

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