Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Regional Meeting Held at Rensselaer

Mon, 2012-09-17 08:41 -- admin

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort appointed by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries co-hosted the AMP 2.0 Regional Meeting on April 24, 2014. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Ajit Manocha, currently Executive Vice Chairman of POET Technologies and previously CEO of GlobalFoundries, both serve on the AMP 2.0 Steering Committee.  President Obama charged the Steering Committee with developing concrete plans for securing the nation’s competitive advantage in advanced manufacturing.  This regional meeting, among several held around the country, engaged stakeholders in the manufacturing community in New York and surrounding states on key issues that included transformative technologies, workforce development and government policies.  Attendees assessed the region’s strengths and challenges in bringing advanced manufacturing innovation to small- and medium-sized businesses.  The information generated at this regional meeting helped to inform the AMP 2.0 Steering Committee develop specific policy recommendations for President Obama.