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:
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 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.