CESMII is the Smart Manufacturing Institute, under the umbrella of Manufacturing USA


Data Sheet for Manufacturing USAManufacturing USA® is a national network created to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing through large scale public-private collaboration on technology, supply chain and workforce development. The 16 manufacturing innovation institutes (sponsored by either the U.S. Department of Commerce, Defense, or Energy) bring together member organizations from manufacturers of all sizes, academia and government to work on major research and development projects relevant to industry and train people on advanced manufacturing skills.

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The Purpose of Manufacturing USA Institutes:

  • Improve Our Way of Life

Innovations enabled by the Manufacturing USA institutes results in products that assist workers, make buildings safer, consume less energy, and save lives. Today’s research will improve tomorrow’s reality.

  • Strengthen Our Economy

Manufacturing USA institutes lead research and development on critical manufacturing technologies to strengthen U.S. global competitiveness, ensuring our country will reap the rewards of American innovation at scale.

  • Ensure Our National Security

Manufacturing USA institutes’ efforts support a strong advanced manufacturing sector, critical for our cyber, economic, energy, food, and health security. The network’s emphasis on domestic manufacturing and technology will secure American prosperity.

  • Empower the Next Generation

Manufacturing USA institutes partner with educational organizations to teach advanced manufacturing technologies via workshops, courses, internships, and apprenticeships. With this investment in skills, Manufacturing USA will create the workforce of the future.