FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 20, 2014 – The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in 1986 to bring innovations out of the exploratory phase and into commercial implementation has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
Led by Argonne National Laboratory, JCESR directs a major research initiative selecting national leaders in science and engineering from government, academia and industry to create breakthrough energy storage technology and overcome critical scientific and technical barriers. Collaboration with affiliates like NCMS will enable JCESR to meet its aggressive goals.
NCMS President and CEO, Rick Jarman stated “Given our many collaboration projects around energy storage and breadth of members aligned with JCESR’s mission, we look forward to working with JCESR to help speed commercialization of these technologies.”
Jarman is also looking forward to bringing NCMS’ unique capabilities and impeccable reputation to the affiliation stating that “Recognized for collaboration, product development, and sustainability, NCMS offers the cutting edge programs and approaches that will drive the success and innovation of manufacturing and technological research and development well into the 21st Century.”
It’s NCMS’ reputation that has made it a desirable JCESR affiliate. Director of JCESR at Argonne National Laboratory, George Crabtree, says, “We are pleased to include NCMS as a JCESR affiliate. We believe their unique “voice of industry” perspective and successful history of managing multi-partner collaborations will prove highly valuable.”
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The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the global leader in cross-industry collaboration, leading award-winning R&D programs, international consortia, business alliances and commercialization efforts for innovation. Nearly three decades spent managing collaborative partnerships across multiple sectors have provided NCMS with a unique outlook on the connections that drive trends and effects in industry. The non-profit membership consortium is highly sought for its unique industry intelligence perspectives, award-winning collaboration model, and manufacturing technology initiatives. Visit www.ncms.org for more information.
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major partnership that integrates researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, partners include national leaders in science and engineering from academia, the private sector, and national laboratories. Their combined expertise spans the full range of the technology-development pipeline from basic research to prototype development to product engineering to market delivery. Funding for JCESR is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.