BuildYourFuture is proud to collaborate with the Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) listed below. “The DoD MIIs seek to revitalize the U.S.’s domestic manufacturing capability through domestic public-private partnerships that enhance America’s strategic competitiveness while enabling the military of tomorrow.”
Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is revolutionizing the textile industry by transforming traditional textiles into sophisticated devices and systems, enabling novel products that use fabrics as a service.
AFFOA’s mission is to rekindle the domestic textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & fabric technology development and manufacturing, enabling revolutionary system capabilities for national security and commercial markets.
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The mission of AIM Photonics is to advance integrated photonic circuit manufacturing technology development in the United States.
We provide access to state-of-the-art integrated photonics fabrication, packaging, and testing facilities and services to industry, academia and the United States government. We develop new and innovative technologies, processes, and materials within the integrated photonics sphere, addressing high-risk/high-reward challenges in photonics integrated circuit manufacturing technology. We strive to create an adaptive integrated photonic circuit workforce capable of meeting the integrated photonics industry’s needs, thus increasing domestic competitiveness.
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America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing technology and education.
Members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of America Makes and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.
Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for America Makes and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).
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The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, part of the Manufacturing USA network, was created in January 2017 through Carnegie Mellon University winning the bid to create a robotics-focused Manufacturing USA Institute and now operates as a separate non-profit. We exist to strengthen U.S. manufacturing through innovations in advanced manufacturing technology, particularly robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), and prepare the workforce to work alongside these technologies. Working across industry, government, and academia, we leverage a robust ecosystem to fulfill our vision and mission.
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BioFabUSA, a program of the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), is a public-private partnership with more than 170 members, including companies, academic institutions and not-for profit organizations. The mission of BioFabUSA is to bring together the fundamental tenets of good manufacturing processes and the science of regenerative medicine to create regenerative manufacturing and the trained and ready workforce necessary for that manufacturing.
ARMI is a member-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the bioeconomy of the United States. The institute’s work will positively impact not only manufacturing but also healthcare and education & workforce development for the nation.
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BioMADE is securing America’s future through bioindustrial manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration.
BioMADE’s mission is to enable domestic bioindustrial manufacturing at all scales, develop technologies to enhance U.S. bioindustrial competitiveness, de-risk investment in relevant infrastructure, and expand the biomanufacturing workforce to realize the economic promise of industrial biotechnology.
BioMADE’s vision is to build a sustainable, domestic end-to-end bioindustrial manufacturing ecosystem.
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LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Defense, industry and academia, part of the national network of manufacturing innovation institutes, driving the U.S. mobility sector toward the future manufacturing revolution to support our nation’s economy and enhance our national security.
LIFT is driving American manufacturing into the future. We help organizations move emerging materials and processing technologies from advanced concepts to commercialization so they can be adopted by industry and the warfighter faster.
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MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity, win more business, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing.
MxD operates from a state-of-the-art innovation center near downtown Chicago. Its 22,000-square-foot factory floor features some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.
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The formation of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has catalyzed the rapidly expanding field of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE).
NextFlex is a consortium of American electronics companies, academic institutions, non-profits, state, local and federal government partners with the shared goal of advancing U.S. manufacturing of printed flexible electronics. Since its formation in 2015, the NextFlex community of technologists, educators, problem solvers and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate FHE innovation, narrow the advanced manufacturing workforce gap and promote sustainable electronics manufacturing ecosystems.
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