Restoring the U.S. Innovation Ecosystem

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | Washington, DC

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We are pleased to announce that the 2019 MForesight National Manufacturing Summit will take place at the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This year’s theme is, Restoring the U.S. Innovation Ecosystem: Reclaiming America’s Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing.

The 2019 MForesight Summit will bring together leading thinkers from business, government, and academia to investigate what it will take to restore our manufacturing and innovation ecosystem.

Over the past year, MForesight hosted roundtables with manufacturing and innovation experts and practitioners in seven cities across the US. The findings became the basis of a major report, Manufacturing Prosperity, that explores solutions to reverse the offshoring of both innovation and production, restoring technological leadership and high-quality jobs on American shores. The report also explores how to boost investment in hardware startups and scale-ups, empower small and medium sized manufacturers, enhance domestic engineering knowledge, and strengthen the “industrial commons”—the overall infrastructure and know-how that took decades for America to assemble. The findings are gaining traction: Members of Congress are now working towards policy proposals that reflect the core ideas. The 2019 Summit is an opportunity to advance the work of restoring the manufacturing innovation ecosystem.

Now in its fourth year, the MForesight National Summit is a unique one-day event that draws a diverse range of leading thinkers on the future of American manufacturing. This year will feature leaders from industry, bipartisan lawmakers who recognize the necessity for investments in advanced manufacturing, and experts from the academia and NGOs.

We hope you can join us.

Featured Speakers


Senator Gary Peters (invited)

Senator Marco Rubio (invited)

Representative Ro Khanna

Dr. Walter Copan
Director-NIST; Undersecretary – Department of Commerce

Alan Shaffer
Deputy Undersecretary – Department of Defense

David Anderson (invited)
President – SEMI Americas