Organizing the Innovation System for Advanced Manufacturing

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Economy
Friday, 14 February 2014: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Regency D (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Advanced manufacturing is the source of most innovation and a critical component of a vital economy with large economic spillovers to other sectors. The sector is becoming increasingly automated and customized, setting the stage for new opportunities for manufacturing at both local and national levels. This symposium starts with two U.S.-centric case studies on the role of additive manufacturing in transforming manufacturing over the next 20 years and how the emergence of robots is changing manufacturing today. The session then shifts to an international perspective to discuss the emergence of advanced manufacturing in China, enhanced by a highly innovative kind of integrated production scale-up capability emerging there. The last half of the symposium identifies the organizational challenges for the U.S. innovation system with an overview of the manufacturing ecosystem and the status of current policies. It includes discussion of major executive branch initiatives using public-private-academic partnership models to provide a new kind of government support for the prototyping/testbed stage of innovation in advanced manufacturing. The symposium provides industry, academic, and science policy views on manufacturing and the challenges facing the United States and other nations.
Stephanie Shipp, Virginia Tech, National Capital Region
William B. Bonvillian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephanie Shipp, Virginia Tech, National Capital Region
and William B. Bonvillian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Defining the Innovation Ecosystem for Advanced Manufacturing
Jason Miller, White House National Economic Council
National Manufacturing Institutes: What Are the Innovation Design Lessons?