Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation

Building the Ecosystem for the Future of Manufacturing, Design and Innovation

June 11, 2012 11:20 AM | Capital Room
In recent years, the concept of a “manufacturing ecosystem” has emerged to describe the interconnected system of individual companies both drawing on and contributing to shared resources, including workforce talent, infrastructure, and networks of suppliers and partners. What is the state of the manufacturing, design, and innovation ecosystem? How is this ecosystem changing in response to increased global integration, emerging technologies, and transforming business models? What are the weakest links in the value-chains within this ecosystem? Where are the opportunities to improve the value that the nation receives from the global ecosystem of manufacturing, design, and innovation?