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Manufacturing USA 2023 Network Meeting

Group photo of Manufacturing USA partners at IMTS 2022.

The Manufacturing USA network meeting will be held on May 25, 2023 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington, DC. The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office is coordinating a meeting for the manufacturing innovation institutes and federal agencies in the Manufacturing USA® network. Participants will have an opportunity to network, share knowledge and information, explore challenges and opportunities, and exchange best practices related to advanced manufacturing and key institute operations.

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who should attend

Representatives from Manufacturing USA institutes and the interagency team.

Manufacturing USA Network Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 5:30PM Eastern Time

Time Session Session Description

9:00AM - 9:05AM

9:05AM - 9:30AM White House Keynote

White House on Biden-Harris Administration's Technology Innovation Priorities, Role of Manufacturing USA Institutes  

Keynote Speaker: Justina Gallegos, Deputy Director for Industrial Innovation, OSTP

9:30AM - 10:00AM White House Keynote

White House Manufacturing USA Summit Follow-up 

Audience Q+A

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Monica Gorman, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Industrial Policy, NEC

10:00AM - 11:00AM Manufacturing USA: 10 Year Vision Moderated discussion with institute directors and staff
to gather input on the future of the MFG USA network.
11:00AM - 11:30AM Break and Group Photo
11:30AM - 12:00PM Federal Funding Showcase

Federal agencies/bureaus provide overview of their current funding priorities and opportunities relevant to Manufacturing USA institutes and their ecosystems. 


Nancy Gilbert, EDA

Thyagarajan Nandagopal, NSF

John Vickers, NASA

Zack Valdez, DOE MESC

Michael Taylor, MEP

12:00PM - 12:30PM CHIPS and Science Act – Manufacturing USA Opportunities Dr. Eric Lin, CHIPS Research and Development Director will provide general info and updates from the CHIPS Program Office (Incentives and R&D). This session will also include a summary of the Manufacturing USA RFI input from the institutes
12:30PM - 1:30PM Networking, Lunch (not provided, food court downstairs) 
1:30PM - 2:00PM Manufacturing USA WEAVE Funding Opportunity + Beyond Including gathering institute input on Future Pilot Programs/Initiatives for Workforce & Technology
2:00PM - 3:00PM National Workforce Strategy 

Dr. Sue Helper, Senior Advisor for Industrial Strategy, White House Office of Management and Budget, Brittany Stich, Senior Advisor, Department of Labor, Piper O'Keefe, Policy Analyst, Office of Energy Jobs, Department of Energy, and Luke Rhine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, Department of Energy will discuss learnings and actionable next steps from institute workshops and provide update on the national workforce strategy.  

Audience Q+A 

3:00PM - 3:30PM  Break 
3:30PM - 4:30PM Manufacturing Technology Scale-up & Deployment Maureen Toohey, Deputy Executive Director and Secretary of the Board, BioFabUSA will moderate a discussion on how institutes have advanced technology to commercialization (highlighting success stories), technology transition challenges documented by the Manufacturing USA Scale-up IPC Task Team, and areas where coordinated efforts with federal partners can add value. 
4:30PM - 5:15 PM Directors' Dialogue

Discussion around coordination of relevant network activities.

Facilitator: Mark Gordon

5:15PM Closing Remarks Mike Molnar, Tracy Frost, Diana Bauer 
5:25PM End


Created March 8, 2023, Updated May 25, 2023