AMP SoCal’s Fac-a-thon Links Faculty’s Top Minds to Manufacturing’s Top Research Needs

July 7, 2016

The AMP SoCal led Fac-a-thon unites faculty researchers from colleges and universities across the region, pooling their collective brain-power to solve some of the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry’s most pressing research issues, while also simultaneously advancing manufacturing development and technology across the nation.
Southern California boasts over 80 educational institutions, with top-ranking programs covering numerous engineering, technical and manufacturing disciplines, nearly half of these institutions are partners within the AMP SoCal network. Leveraging the strong existing foundation of knowledge

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Advanced Manufacturing: Adapt or Perish!

June 29, 2016

Guest post by Has Patel, Founder & President, Infologic, Inc. and AMP SoCal Pillar Committee Member
Every day, we hear or read of new research and projections of disruptive technologies and emerging business models, such as Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and Digital Manufacturing, which will transform the manufacturing industry.
Larger manufacturing companies, such as GE, Boeing, and Siemens, are harnessing their enormous R&D and other corporate resources to adapt disruptive technologies and emerging business models to transform their

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AMP SoCal Among Network of Partners Awarded by President Obama

June 21, 2016

AMP SoCal is proud to be a part of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and its winning proposal for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) manufacturing hub award. SMLC, a consortium of nearly 200 partners including AMP SoCal, is headquartered in Los Angeles and will lead the new Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The award brings over $140 million in public-private investments and will focus on advanced sensors, data analytics, and controls in manufacturing, and reduce costs

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Upcoming AMP SoCal Innovation Forum: Technology Transfer for Small Business – June 30

May 24, 2016

On June 30, 2016, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) will host an Innovation Forum spotlighting technology transfers occurring through local universities and how to apply them to commercial use. The mission of AMP SoCal is to help strengthen small and medium manufacturers in the region’s aerospace and defense industry. One way to ensure future growth and development is by introducing manufacturers to newly developed technology that can be used to advance their own business practice. Businesses

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Opportunities in the Global Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain Webinar Review

April 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce held a webinar entitled, “Opportunities in the Global Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain” on April 26, 2016, with a focus on the A&D procurement process in the United Kingdom. Highlighted topics from the webinar included the need for foreign suppliers to educate themselves about proper compliance with European legislative requirements, with a special focus on quality, environment, and safety. Suppliers should have a thorough understanding of these areas, since they are common across the whole European Union. They also stressed

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Grants Awarded in Initiative to Fill Local Manufacturing Skills Gap

April 26, 2016

The Managed Career Pipeline Program Seeks to Develop Regional Skilled Labor as Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Tuesday morning, the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development (CED) announced the winning proposals for its Managed Career Pipeline Pilot Program, an initiative designed to strategically invest a portion of more than $336,000 in available federal funds toward workforce development. The program is part of the CED-led Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal)

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AMP SoCal’s Bi-Annual Meeting to be Held August 4

March 22, 2016

The AMP SoCal Bi-Annual meeting seeks to inform and engage small- and medium-sized manufacturers and their supply chain who want to learn more about AMP SoCal and its goal of supporting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industrial ecosystem in the 10-county Southern California region. The California Science Center, home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, will be the fitting location of the meeting, which will be held in the Annenberg Muses Room. There is limited space for the event and we

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SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Workshop – March 18

March 14, 2016

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Proposal Workshop
AMP SoCal Innovation Forum Series
March 18,
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PortTech LA
302 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Each year the federal government awards Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants to U.S.- based small businesses for the purpose of research and development, and strengthening small business innovation and access to new technology.  Once funded, businesses will have six months to conduct a Phase

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Price School Faculty and Staff to Participate in SURF 31: Climate Change, Resilience, and Remediation

February 24, 2016

SURF 31: Climate Change, Resilience, and Remediation
March 2
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 3
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parsons Corporate Headquarters
100 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91124
The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) will be hosting the Climate Change and Resiliency within Remediation forum at the Parsons Headquarters in Pasadena, on March 2-3.
Featured panel discussion includes,  “Building Resilience into Remediation and Redevelopment Planning” moderated by Dion Jackson, Program Director, USC Center for Economic Development in the Price School of Public Policy.  Price School professors, Hilda

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CED Led AMP SoCal to Participate in 2016 California Aerospace Days

February 17, 2016

2016 California Aerospace Days
USC Center for Economic Development, AMP SoCal
March 1
11:30 a.m. – Press Conference on the Southern California Aerospace Economic Study by AMP SoCal Partners, LAEDC & SDEDC
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Aerospace Exhibition
State Capitol Building – West Steps
Sacramento, CA
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Southern California (AMP SoCal) led by the Price School – USC Center for Economic Development will be participating in the 5th Annual California Aerospace Days.
The two day event, held February 29 – March 1, serves

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