NIST announces competition for new Manufacturing USA institute that focuses on AI

March 14, 2024
The new institute will receive approximately $70 million in federal funds over five years, with additional contributions coming from private and other nonfederal funding sources.

A new competition has been introduced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The competition, which is designed to create a new Manufacturing USA institute, will focus on ways to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the strength of domestic manufacturing. According to NIST, Manufacturing USA, created in 2014, is a nation-wide network of institutes that connects people, ideas, and technology. Each institute is a collaboration between public and private interests and focuses on various aspects of manufacturing, including supply chain, education, and workforce development.

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