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NIST Taps 4 Organizations to Build Manufacturing Tech Roadmaps; Mike Molnar Quoted

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Four organizations have received grants to develop technology roadmaps that can help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bolster U.S. manufacturing. 

The awardees will tackle a range of manufacturing topics including microelectronics, supply chain resiliency, biomanufacturing and vaccine production, NIST said Friday.

Individual awards are valued at up to $300,000 each, with a maximum work period of 18 months.

“The MTech awards build collaborative partnerships to set strategic technology objectives and develop a shared vision of how an industry can achieve transformational goals,” said Mike Molnar, director of NIST’s Office of Advanced Manufacturing.

The following awardees will develop the roadmaps to determine research goals, workforce requirements and efforts that accelerate technology development:

  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Purdue University
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • The Regents of the University of California