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Purdue University is pleased to collaborate with academic institutions, federal and state manufacturing agencies, manufacturers, and others interested in advancing the technological competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector . The annual Advancing Manufacturing Summit, held each spring on Purdue's West Lafayette campus, brings industry, government, and academic leaders to Purdue to address emerging global manufacturing economic and technology issues. Regional summits are developed in close collaboration with regional partners to ensure topics and concerns of local interest are emphasized at the event.

Advancing Manufacturing: Summit X - The Benefit of Manufacturing Partnerships

The annual Advancing Manufacturing Summit, now in its tenth year, brings more than 300 individuals to Purdue for a variety of presentations, student engagement, parallel sessions, and networking opportunities. This year's events will focus on the role of public-private manufacturting partnerships in accelerating the development and industry deployment of emerging technologies with transformative potential for the U.S. manufacturing sector.

  • Presentations from federal manufacturing agency leaders
  • Case studies of public-private partnerships and the business benefits available from these collaborations
  • A day-long networking center featuring student posters, manufacturing research lab capabilities, and other resource providers hosting informational booths
  • Speed networking sessions, designed to facilitate business-to-business and industry-university partnerships
  • An innovative, interactive crowd-sourcing town hall, allowing attendees to ask and answer questions to a panel of experts

Regional Summits

Regional summits are designed to:

  • Present an overview of the topic from state and local efforts
  • Hear local industry leaders present case studies on how they have achieved - and sustain - excellence
  • Learn about local, state, and national resources ready to assist manufacturers
  • Network with industry peers and others with a passion for manufacturing

Regional summits have been held in New Albany, South Bend - Elkhart, Anderson - Muncie, and Fort Wayne.

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