Innovation in industrial processes that use energy and in products used by the energy industry would strengthen U.S. manufacturing and hasten progress toward national economic, workforce, security, and environmental goals. The five Manufacturing USA innovation institutes sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seek to accelerate these forms of innovation. Founded over the last three years, the institutes bring together novel configurations of players who have not generally worked together in the past. They are now executing the agendas that their members have created, but face the looming challenge of securing stable, permanent support.
Please join ITIF for the release of a new report that reviews the progress of DOE’s Manufacturing USA institutes and looks ahead to their future. The report’s authors, ITIF Senior Fellow David M. Hart and Peter L. Singer, will present their findings and discuss policy options to guide their next stage of evolution with an expert panel.
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