July 2022 Newsletter

See you at IMTS in Chicago!

CESMII is exhibiting alongside our fellow Manufacturing USA  institutes at IMTS September 12-17, 2022. Stop by booth 338786 in the South Building, Level 3 to say hello.

You can also check out our Carbon Reporting Demonstrator within the OPC Foundation booth 134856 in the East Building, Level 3. 

Interested in Presenting? With a number of venues available for speaking engagements, please reach out to info@cesmii.org

if you are interested in presenting on behalf of CESMII at IMTS.

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🎉 Introducing🎉

The Smart Manufacturing Marketplace

CESMII is thrilled to share the release of the Smart Manufacturing Marketplace!

The SM Marketplace is where end users and manufacturers can find smart manufacturing solutions to jumpstart their Industrie 4.0 journey. Our members across multiple industry verticals have expertly curated all the listings in our SM Marketplace. As a result, they are ready for integration with the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform Core. Check it out today to learn more. 

Visit the SM Marketplace 

2022 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

CESMII CEO, John Dyck presented at American Foundry Society‘s 2022 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference with a presentation: Digital Transformation – The Promise of Industry 4.0 Remains Out of Reach for Most – That’s About to Change.

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America Makes: MMX Members Meeting

August 18, 2022 in, Youngstown, OH

CESMII’s VP of Technology, Jonathan Wise will participate in a panel discussion: “Scaling Technology Innovation through the Manufacturing USA Network” discussing how technology can be advanced more rapidly through institute collaboration.

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2022 Smart Manufacturing Sustainability Study

The results are in. CESMII & SME have been tracking the Smart Manufacturing

market for over 5 years with quantitative and qualitative primary research.

This survey continues our research into the Smart Manufacturing market and

aims to support its participants with information about the strategies necessary

to make them leaders in the 21st century.

Data Summary
Executive Summary

Executive Discussion

John Dyck, CESMII and Jeannine Kunz, SME discuss the implications of the Smart Manufacturing Sustainability Study and how these two organizations are working together to make a difference.

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White Paper: First Principles of Smart Manufacturing

Written by Conrad Leiva, CESMII’s Vice President of Ecosystem & Workforce Development, this paper summarizes the practices that define smart manufacturing as developed by the industry leaders, early adopters, and expert practitioners working in the ecosystem at CESMII. It will further explain how the Seven Principles of Smart Manufacturing work collectively to achieve new levels of connectivity, intelligence and automation in the manufacturing ecosystem.

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Getting Manufacturers Started on a Good Journey: Using the CESMII SM Acceleration Tools for Fast Business Results

Do you want to learn how to position smart manufacturing techniques to strengthen the strategic competitive edge and business results for manufacturers? Of course you do! Watch the Control System Integrators Association Master Class presented by Conrad Leiva to find out how.

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DOE: Technical Partnerships

Funding Opportunity Selections

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of six projects that would receive $10 million in funding from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) through the Technical Partnerships Funding Opportunity. The Opportunity supports funding for renewably supplied district energy systems and the development of regional smart manufacturing pilot initiatives.

CESMII is proud to be part of the team from the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance project & the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance project and is looking forward to supporting these initatives.  

Global Clean Energy Action Forum

September 21-23 | Pittsburgh, PA 

CESMII looks forward to participating in this global event, convened by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and hosted by DOE’s Department of International Affairs. It will be the first of its kind, and will include the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and 7th Mission Innovation Ministerial.

The Forum will be open to the public and participants will include Energy Ministers and government leaders from around the world, along with CEOs, philanthropic organizations, leading members of academia, industry groups, and more.

This event will include valuable opportunities for networking and for representatives from industry, research institutions, finance institutions, organized labor, early career researchers, policy makers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations to drive clean energy innovation and deployment.

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You are invited to participate in the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) Manufacturing Industry Challenge survey.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s launch of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Roadmap highlights 17 key challenges (found in Roadmap Section D) that manufacturers face during their digital transformation. The purpose of this survey is to understand industry priority among these 17 challenges. Industry feedback on the priority of these challenges will be critical for CyManII to understand as we continue our work to make U.S. manufacturers the most cyber secure in the world.


We are interested in learning which challenges reflect your industry’s primary concerns. As such, you will be asked to complete a brief survey that asks you to prioritize advanced manufacturing challenges related to your industry and sector. If you would like to provide detail on why a certain challenge was prioritized over another, there is an optional comment section at the end. It will take approximately ten minutes to complete the survey.

Take Survey

Expert Guidance for your Digital Transformation

Smart Industry has a full lineup of webinars focused on helping you navigate your digitalization. Connect with experts on the full spectrum of topics—from data analytics to robotics, from cybersecurity to the metaverse. Explore the library of upcoming and on-demand Smart Industry webinars.

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We have updated the projects page on our website to serve you better.

Check it out to see the wide range of projects that CESMII supports. 

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Event Schedule

We are looking forward to attending, exhibiting and speaking at more industry events in 2022.

See what conferences are on our radar for the year and let us know if you have an event we should consider attending. Please contact info@cesmii.org.

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What is an Affinity Group? A group of CESMII members with an interest in a particular manufacturing sector or a technology horizontal. We hold monthly meetings that are intended for members to bring their abilities, capabilities, and interests to engage CESMII resources & strategies as needed to address the sector or problem.

Already a member? Be sure to mark your calendars with the dates above!

Interested in joining one of our Affinity Groups?

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Our ecosystem is inclusive by design,
and everyone has a role to play.
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