Set to come to the end of its second term in November, President Obama’s Administration recently highlighted America’s capacity for creativity and invention and how innovative progress over the past years has helped continue to make the national economy particularly strong and durable. Notably, several aluminium projects are playing a key role.
The President outlined ongoing efforts and initiatives at the third-annual SelectUSA Investment Summit held this summer in Washington, DC, before an audience of business leaders, economic development officials, and investors from around the world. He announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) in the U.S. would lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California brings together a consortium of around 200 partners from across academia, industry, and non-profits—in more than 30 states—to spur advances in greatly promising new technologies that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing, and at the same time reducing the cost of associated technologies by half.Manufacturing, News