Driving American Manufacturing Technology Into The Future

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October 18, 2021 - October 20, 2021

TechConnect World Innovation Conference

October 25, 2021 - October 28, 2021

Hypersonics Technology and Systems Conference

October 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021

SOUTHTEC 2021

WHO WE ARE

Where Technology and Talent Matter

LIFT is the national manufacturing innovation institute driving American manufacturing into the future through Technology and Talent Development. We are driving rapid implementation of new materials, new manufacturing processes and new manufacturing systems, what we call “smarter manufacturing,” across the nation in support of the warfighter and the U.S. manufacturing industrial base.

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Our work

Connecting Materials, Processes, Systems and Talent

Technology Development

LIFT helps organizations move emerging technologies from advanced concepts to commercialization so they can be adopted by industry and the warfighter faster.

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Talent Development

The shift to smarter manufacturing requires smarter talent development strategies and solutions to prepare the workforce for the infusion of these technologies.

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Who we work with

Connecting Government, Industry and Academia

LIFT is a public-private partnership between the Department of Defense, industry and academia connecting materials, processes and systems to support our national and economic security.

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HOW WE WORK

LIFT Smarter Manufacturing Ecosystem

LIFT is a membership-based, nonprofit, public-private partnership between industry, academia and government to advance manufacturing to support our national economy and security. By participating in that smarter manufacturing ecosystem, members are a part of the LIFT Advantage – the benefits of becoming a LIFT member and helping Drive American Manufacturing Into the Future.

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LIFT is driving American manufacturing into the future. We help organizations move emerging materials and processing technologies from advanced concepts to commercialization so they can be adopted by industry and the warfighter faster.
With a national network of manufacturers and educators, together with leaders at the highest levels of the Department of Defense, government, and industry, LIFT convenes experts in smarter manufacturing.
From developing new venues, new tools and new teaching techniques, LIFT’s competency-based, technology-infused talent development program is redefining manufacturing education.
LIFT’s partnerships across the federal government eliminate barriers of entry for your organization and ensure rapid and efficient contracting combined with expert program management.
LIFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public-private partnership between government, industry and academia, connecting needs, ideas and people. We connect organizations to move the needle and drive American manufacturing into the future.
Bringing the “art of the possible” to reality, the LIFT Future Manufacturing Technology Showcase is where American manufacturers can see the benefits of connecting materials, processes, systems and talent - showcasing future manufacturing in action.
With manufacturing experts in-house and an ecosystem across industries, LIFT is the trusted advisor small and medium-sized manufacturers can count on to help them transition toward a smarter manufacturing future.

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Join Us to Build the Future of Manufacturing in the United States in Support of our Economy and National Security

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