Volume 90 Issue 12 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 19, 2012

Pushing Advanced Manufacturing

Government: President unveils details of new $1 billion initiative
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, President Obama, NIST, NSF, DOE, Commerce

A presidential proposal to create 15 Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation is drawing support from industry groups but criticism from some in Congress for its $1 billion price tag.

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, which is part of the President’s 2013 budget request, aims to bring companies together with universities and community colleges, as well as federal, state, and local governments, to tackle important research challenges facing manufacturers.

“These are going to be institutes of . . .

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