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Welcome to the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). We are responsible for administering:

  • NIST NNMI Institutes, operating within the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program.
  • The interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program office, which convenes the whole-of-government NNMI program, funded by the Departments of Commerce, Defense and Energy. 
  • The AMTech program, which funds industry-driven technology consortia that establish technology roadmaps addressing long-term U.S. industrial research needs. 
Current Competitions

In December 2015, NIST released a Notice of Intent announcing that it intends to seek applications for NNMI Institute awards from eligible applicants. The funding will support the establishment and operation of two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes areas of national need. 

More information, including the Federal Funding Opportunity notice, will be posted on this page as it becomes available to the public.       

Public inquiries: Please email your questions to  Questions of broad interest and NIST’s  responses will be posted on the NIST NNMI FAQs website at

More Information About What We Do

National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

The federally backed NNMI is intended to create a competitive, effective, and sustainable manufacturing research-to-manufacturing infrastructure for U.S. industry and academia to solve industry-relevant problems. NNMI consists of linked Manufacturing Innovation Institutes 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. For additional details about the national program, visit


The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, funds industry-led consortia that support pre-competitive basic and applied research and technology development for the U.S. manufacturing sector. The objective of the program is to establish and strengthen technology consortia, driven by industry, to identify and prioritize research projects addressing long-term U.S. industrial research needs. For additional details about the AMTech program, visit the AMTech section of this website  .

Our Leadership

Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)

Frank Gayle, Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)


Advanced Manufacturing Program Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1000
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000
Phone: (301) 975-2830

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