Connecting government, industry and academia

A 501(c)3 nonprofit public-private partnership between the Department of Defense, industry and academia, LIFT is a membership organization, linking Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises to advance American manufacturing technology and unlock its talent.

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LIFT works with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, our military branches, national labs and other government agencies to collaborate on projects putting technology in the hands of the warfighter quicker.

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LIFT links Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized manufacturers and is the trusted advisor guiding them toward a brighter manufacturing future.

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LIFT works with the top academic and research organizations, harnessing the knowledge of national experts to our ecosystem’s work.

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