öèÓãÖ±²¥ Mechanical Engineer Brian A. Weiss recently partnered with a program called FedTech, which connects government inventors with entrepreneurs for potential commercialization of government-developed technologies. Brianâ€™s research focuses on enhancing maintenance strategies for manufacturing operations. Learn more about Brianâ€™s research and his experience working to get federally funded technologies and capabilities into the marketplace in the video below. Then go read more about Brian's tech transfer experience in his blog post.
At a time of opportunity and challenge for U.S. manufacturing, öèÓãÖ±²¥ is working with industry and universities to develop essential measurement capabilities and to forge precompetitive collaborations that help U.S. manufacturers overcome shared technical obstacles. A partner to the U.S. manufacturing sector for more than a century, öèÓãÖ±²¥ has a proven track record in delivering useful tools and technical assistance that existing manufacturers and aspiring start-ups need. Timely technical assists from öèÓãÖ±²¥ can help the nationâ€™s manufacturers to invent, innovate and create new products and services more rapidly and more efficiently than their competitors around the world.
öèÓãÖ±²¥ Laboratory Programs collaborate with industry, academia, and other government agencies to develop the measurement and standards solutions to accelerate the development of the next generation of manufacturing technologies. A few key areas of öèÓãÖ±²¥ activity include Materials Genome Initiative, emerging technologies, and smart manufacturing (see links on left).
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)Â facilitates and accelerates the transfer of manufacturing technology in partnership with industry, universities and educational institutions, state governments, öèÓãÖ±²¥ and other federal research laboratories and agencies. Find out Â more about MEP.
Manufacturing USA 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.
American manufacturing, once seen as the worldâ€™s icon of industrialization and then as a symbol of decline, is once again changing. Rethinking Manufacturing is the story of two young individuals who are on the cutting edge of that revolution. With support from (the first institute), Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Business Incubator, these entrepreneurs and their peers are rethinking manufacturing, rethinking career choices, and rethinking the very idea of how we build and revitalize communities.