White House and Department of Energy Promote Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

September 28, 2011

The White House and the U.S. Department of Energy call on businesses, educational institutions, labor organizations, government agencies, and professional associations to get involved in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). Announced by the President on June 24, 2011, AMP is a national effort to identify opportunities and collaborative approaches to catalyze investments in R&D, pre-competitive collaboration, and shared facilities and infrastructure that have the potential to transform advanced manufacturing in the United States. DOE is already engaged in efforts to develop innovative energy-efficient manufacturing processes and build domestic manufacturing capabilities essential to national security. That work provides a critical foundation from which to jumpstart this effort.

Stakeholders are encouraged to share ideas and take part in AMP events beginning with the first AMP Steering Committee Regional Meeting to be held October 14, 2011 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Register for this event or to indicate your interest in future AMP activities. A series of four Steering Committee meetings will be held across the country in the months ahead to gather public insights and suggestions. Ideas will be welcomed for projects to be carried out through four workstreams: Technology Development, Policy, Education and Workforce Development, and Shared Facilities and Infrastructure. Additional information on AMP can be found at www.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/amp.