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Manufacturing USA Network Meeting

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018

On October 9-12, 2018, NIST will host the Manufacturing USA Network meeting. The Manufacturing USA Network meeting will allow members to share insights and success stories; collaborate and develop strategies that address common challenges facing Manufacturing USA and its Institutes; identify and leverage resources for broader impact across multiple Institutes; and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships that will contribute to their success of the Manufacturing USA.


1. Context: Identify common issues facing Institutes and brainstorm solutions.

2. Possible Solution:

  • Share learnings (+ / – ) and insights that can be leveraged across institutes.
  • Evaluate Institute strengths that can be leveraged benefit the broader network.
  • Brainstorm and develop strategies for effective collaboration among Institutes that will contribute to or enhance industry impact across disciplines.

3. What are you going to do about?

  • Learn new strategies to make your Institute operate more efficiently.
  • Develop specific actions as follow-up to every network meeting.

4. Design of the meeting:

  • Participants build and sustain relationships with other institutes in the network.
  • With equivalent counterparts of institutes build agendas for these sub-groups in parallel working sessions.

5. Action Items: Document and publish shared action items.


  • Institute Directors and staff
  • Education and Workforce Development Team
  • Communications Team
  • Membership Working Team
  • Federal Agency Leads


  • Education and Workforce Development Team (Oct 11 – Oct 12)
  • Communications Team (Oct 11 PM)
  • Membership Working Team (Oct 10 PM)


October 10, 2018
October 12, 2018
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