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