CESMII Launches

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) brings over $140 million in public-private investment to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. CESMII is the 9th Institute of the Manufacturing USA, established by the White House to spur U.S. innovation, sustainability and competitiveness.

Making a National Impact


The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has been a very strong proponent of Smart Manufacturing and CESMII.  They recently announced a funding opportunity for sensors needed for the steel-making process that is well aligned with CESMII goals.

The Value of Smart Manufacturing

Join over 200 partners from industry and leading universities, national labs and associations across more than 30 states to advance manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the U.S. 

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Business IMPACTS

Optimized energy productivity & efficiency, achieve:

• 10-20% reduction in production costs 

• Reduction in energy consumption

• $7B-15B per year energy cost savings

• 20-50% reduction in supply chain energy stream use & waste

• Environmental sustainability


competitive benefits

Data as a key asset across enterprises & supply chains, achieve:

• Real-time decisions

• Demand-driven response

• Productivity, performance & agility

• Long-term innovation

• High-quality manufacturing jobs

• Integrated energy management systems


accelerate adoption

Business and engineering tools, practices and intelligence, achieve:

• Ability to test, evaluate technologies 

• Lower cost, reduced risk for technologies

• Scalable solutions 

• Management across seams & connected data from all existing systems.

• Accessing a high-skilled workforce

The Movement

Members in CESMII share a passion for Smart Manufacturing. These leaders believe that rapid technology adoption in support of improvements in productivity, job growth, energy efficiency, safety and time to market in a collaborative, diverse environment is key to radically improving US Manufacturing growth in process, discrete and batch industries. CESMII will enable companies of all sizes access to evolve with technology and grow their business. 


CESMII is organized to provide you resources to achieve your goals of Smart Manufacturing by lowering the risk of adopting new technology. In addition to creating an environment for members to collaborate, learn and share best practices, CESMII members have access to an open and secure digital infrastructure, test-beds, research and development, implementation services, workforce training resources and a solution marketplace all orchestrated to accelerate your success in Smart Manufacturing.

CESMII Kick-off Event
Feb. 22-23

CESMII officially launched on December 20, 2016. The CESMII Kick-off brought together partners from our national network to learn about the Institute’s goals and the value of participating with CESMII.  Executives from industry, academia, national labs, national associations and government agencies contributed to plan next steps in working together. Leaders from across the nation shared why Smart Manufacturing is critical to the future of manufacturing innovation, sustainability and growth. 

Power of a National Network

CESMII is a national network of Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs) each focused on local relationships with opportunities for national impact in the areas of technology transfer and workforce development. The power of the network is cross-linking resources, capabilities and expertise across business, workforce and technical focus areas, leveraging each region’s unique industrial environments. The regions include the California, Gulfcoast, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest and Northwest. The headquarters is located in Los Angeles, CA.

Smart Manufacturing will help companies transform the way we manufacture, innovate, compete and manage energy. These capabilities will lead to a revitalized workforce, improved economic development, energy sustainability and U.S. global competitiveness.
— Ray Collett, CESMII CEO