How Do We Know NNMI is Working? Because China is Copying It

While it's too early to assess the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institutes, China's imitation is a strong indication of their effectiveness. The difference is the investment into China's network will likely be much larger. Congress should appropriate the $1.9 billion in the president’s FY 2017 budget proposal to fully fund the network of 45 NNMI institutes, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files