Driving American Manufacturing Technology Into The Future
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.
Connecting Materials, Processes, Systems and Talent
LIFT helps organizations move emerging technologies from advanced concepts to commercialization so they can be adopted by industry and the warfighter faster.
The shift to smarter manufacturing requires smarter talent development strategies and solutions to prepare the workforce for the infusion of these technologies.
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.
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.
Join Us to Build the Future of Manufacturing in the United States in Support of our Economy and National Security