Technology Scouting

Technology Scouting is an approach to connecting technology needs with developed technologies or technical capabilities that – unlike traditional “push-based” technology transfer – is pull-based. Technology Scouting starts with the unmet technology needs of manufacturing companies and searches outside normal channels to find solutions for those needs – typically from a wide variety of technology sources. Learn more.

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

In his budget for fiscal year 2013, the President proposes creating a network of up to 15 regional Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). Funded by a proposed one-time,$1 billion investment, this network—the NNMI—responds to a crucial competitiveness challenge and threat to future prosperity: Closing the gap between research and development (R&D) activities and the deployment of technological innovations in domestic production of goods. Learn more.