CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute
CESMII was created in 2017, funded by the US Government - Department of Energy with $70 million dollars, as a non-profit Institute to drive Smart Manufacturing. Our goal is even loftier than that. We are branded as the Clean Energy, Smart Manufacturing, Innovation Institute. But you’ll know us as “CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute,” because Smart Manufacturing is the ultimate solution to deliver Performance, Productivity, Agility, continuous Innovation, and the Cleanest Energy of all, the energy that was not used in production, wasted with scrap or during periods of inefficient operation.
CESMII is the solution to guide you in all aspects of Smart Manufacturing; your identification of the problem, definition of a solution, education of the workforce, hardening of your infrastructure, the selection of technologies, and the long-term reiteration for continuous improvement. If you are a solution vendor, then CESMII will help you adopt our standards and will open you to a vast new market, through our Innovation Marketplace.
Education and Workforce Development (EWD) - CESMII Educates Members for Digital Transformation. In collaboration with academia and through our own efforts, CESMII is creating learning programs to bring you and your team up to speed with all things Smart Manufacturing.
Affinity Groups – Members Network in Peer Groups by vertical markets or by applications. Affinity groups cover Aerospace Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, and Small – Medium Manufacturing for example.
Co-Funded Research – Solving Member’s Most Challenging Problems through co-funded research. The results are available to CESMII Members.
Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs) - Member Accessible Academic Centers of Excellence, maintained by Colleges and Universities around the country. These centers offer scaled versions of real world processes and are available to CESMII members for demonstrations and education.
The CESMII Innovation Platform – A Member Accessible Technology Solution to solve industry’s greatest problem of all. Automation solutions delivered today, regardless of the source, have a linear scale factor – the solution you roll out for one machine will cost 10X when you roll it out over 10 machines. Large roll-outs, on the scale to drive “Digital Transformation,” demand prohibitively high costs in both resources and budgets. And manufacturing is only a segment of the market. This problem exists in all markets, process and discrete, and in all verticals, from Aerospace to Zinc. The CESMII platform is the solution to that problem, delivering data models that will enable true Plug-and-Play functionality, when adding new analytics to any automation environment.
CESMII should be the partner for EVERY Company that uses or supplies Industrial Automation products. If you’re responsible for industrial automation of any kind, then your company should become a CESMII member. You and all your colleagues will benefit from one or more of our CESMII initiatives.