Automation Alley, World Economic Forum Launch U.S. Centre for Advanced ManufacturingAugust 10, 2022
Automation Alley, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, has launched the U.S. Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, created with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Oakland County, MI. The U.S. Centre will engage the national manufacturing ecosystem to accelerate the transition towards advanced manufacturing through a series of local, national, and international projects and activities.
“We are thrilled to welcome the U.S. Centre for Advanced Manufacturing to Michigan, where our century-long auto manufacturing heritage, innovative businesses, and hardworking people continue to shape and drive the future of manufacturing in the United States and around the world,” says Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Francisco Betti, head of the Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing Value Chains at the World Economic Forum, added: “The new Centre will help manufacturing companies–including small and medium-sized enterprises–anticipate supply-chain disruptions, build resilience, and capitalize on the new opportunities brought by the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
Cynthia Hutchison, Automation Alley’s vice president, will lead the U.S. Centre, as it joins a network of 15 Centres spanning four continents and becomes the first in the world focused on advanced manufacturing.
See also: Automation Alley