The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a request for information (RFI) to invite input from all interested parties on the development of a new National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. Responses are due by December 17, 2021.
Through this RFI, OSTP seeks input on ways to improve government coordination and on long-term guidance for federal programs and activities in support of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. These include advanced manufacturing research and development that will create jobs, grow the economy across multiple industrial sectors, strengthen national security, enhance sustainability, contribute to climate change challenges, and improve health care.
Several questions posed in the RFI relate specifically to technology transfer:
* What are examples of technological, market, or business challenges that may best be addressed by public-private partnerships, and are likely to attract both participation and primary funding from industry?
* How can Federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers supporting advanced manufacturing R&D facilitate the transfer of research results, intellectual property, and technology into commercialization and manufacturing for the benefit of society and ensure sustainability, national security, and economic security?
* How can the Federal government assist in the development of regional public-private partnerships to achieve greater distribution of advanced manufacturing clusters or technology hubs, particularly in underserved regions of the country? What outreach and engagement strategies are most useful in promoting development in underserved regions of the country?
Input from the RFI will inform OSTP and NSTC as they work with federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop the strategic plan.
The current National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing was released on October 5, 2018 (https://www.manufacturing.gov/news/announcements/2018/10/strategy-american-leadership-advanced-manufacturing ).
The full text of the RFI with instructions to respond is available from the following link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/05/2021-21644/national...