Tag Archives: Technology Roadmapping

Sarah Lichtner

Manufacturing is at the center of all of the products we use every day and is the foundation of a strong U.S. economy. That’s why the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), launched Manufacturing USA—a network of 14 institutes focused

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Ross Brindle

Building a technology roadmap is hard. It’s difficult to predict research breakthroughs and the pace of technology gains even when other variables are within your direct control. But these challenges multiply in a consortium setting, where member organizations may have competing interests, priorities, and perspectives. Think about it: individual companies

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Changwon Suh

The recent launch of the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (the Institute) by the Obama administration is a good example of how industry is integrating virtual processes (e.g., information technology) with physical processes. This approach—or synthetic systems view—is becoming more common in the manufacturing industry, and will improve manufacturing processes

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Ross Brindle

Technology roadmaps are an essential planning tool that can be tricky to develop and implement successfully. Nexight CEO Ross Brindle offers five tips for developing your own effective technology roadmap.

Ross Brindle

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded 16 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $7.8 million to new and existing industry-led consortia as part of its new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. I’m  proud to announce that we’ll once again be part of two consortia

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Ross Brindle

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new and existing industry-led consortia as part of its new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. I’m proud to announce that Nexight Group is part of two consortia involved

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Ross Brindle

Late last year, I had the privilege of working with the World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) and its member companies on something truly inspiring: Cooking For Life. Cooking For Life is a global campaign to reduce death and illness caused by traditional, harmful cooking fuels used by millions of people

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Ross Brindle

At the Society of Automotive Engineers’ 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division released an updated roadmap that will help automakers and their suppliers dramatically enhance fuel efficiency in vehicles through the adoption of plastics and polymer composites to achieve significant weight reductions. Nexight Group was an

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Ross Brindle

I’ve written before about technology roadmapping, offering ten tips for successfully building your roadmap. But once you’ve built your roadmap, what’s next? How can you use your roadmap effectively? First, let’s define two broad categories of technology roadmaps: Roadmaps built for individual companies—Such roadmaps are used to guide proprietary R&D

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Ross Brindle

Recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the AMTech program’s intention to fund a series of planning grants to industry-led consortia. Our CTO, Warren Hunt, blogged about the program last week in his post. This is a smart move, and one that has been tried before with

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