NIST report gives 16 recommendations on innovation economy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a new report from industry and university leaders detailing 16 recommendations aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation’s innovation economy and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base.

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee’s Report to the President on Capturing Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing was formally adopted today by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The report was prepared by the 18-member steering committee launched by President Obama in June 2011 and co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, now president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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