The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), one of five Institutes in the Manufacturing USA network funded by the U.S. DOE, has released their 2017-2018 strategic objective outline via the CESMII Technology Roadmap 2017-2018. CESMII’S roadmap outlines strategic objectives, the R&D Portfolio, and the near term action plans for advancing Smart Manufacturing business practices, enabling technologies, platform infrastructure, and workforce development.


The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is one of five Institutes in the Manufacturing USA network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Manufacturing USA brings
together industry, academia, and federal partners to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and promote a robust and sustainable national manufacturing R&D infrastructure. CESMII aims to radically accelerate the development and adoption of Smart Manufacturing (SM)—the business, technology, infrastructure, and workforce practice of optimizing manufacturing through the use of engineered systems that integrate operational technologies and information technologies (OT/IT). CESMII’s focus is the development of advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and models to help companies of all sizes across a variety of manufacturing industries realize the benefits of SM. To improve the productivity, performance, efficiency, and ultimately the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, the CESMII Roadmap: 2017–2018 outlines strategic objectives, an R&D Portfolio, and near-term action plans for advancing SM Business Practices, Enabling Technologies, SM Platform Infrastructure, and Workforce Development. SM has the potential to transform the U.S. manufacturing sector into an engine for open innovation and skills development, facilitating sustainable real-time business improvements.

See the CESMII Technology Roadmap here.

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Visit CESMII’s website to learn more about the roadmap’s activities and how to get involved.