Advanced Manufacturing Initiative
United States - Sweden
Stakeholders from the business communities in the United States and Sweden, two pioneering industrial nations with close corporate ties, have launched a three-year project to create a joint business forum that aims to support progress in the field of advanced manufacturing. The U.S.-Sweden Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (AMI) is managed by Business Sweden (The Swedish Trade and Invest Council), the Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, and it focuses on three major drivers of change and innovation in the global manufacturing sector – new technologies and materials, intelligent automation and resource efficiency. While AMI encompasses the full scope of enabling technologies, it will initially concentrate on the game-changing benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing)
The overarching goals of AMI are to:
Pave the way for increased business between the U.S. and Sweden in high-end manufacturing;
Convene U.S. and Swedish business executives, experts and other key stakeholders in advanced/additive manufacturing;
Provide a forum for knowledge exchange and B2B/B2G dialogue;
Promote optimal business and investment climates for advanced manufacturing in both countries.
Shaping the Era of Smart Factories
A new wave of automation, machine-to-machine learning and digital technologies is transforming the manufacturing sector and reducing the cost advantages of low-wage countries. Competencies are becoming more specialized and manufacturing is increasingly seen as an important growth driver in advanced economies.
Both the U.S. and Sweden are at the forefront of this new manufacturing era. Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing are already playing a key role and digitalization has opened up vast opportunities for innovation and speed-to-market.
Peter Dahlen, Managing Director, AmCham Sweden:
“Pushing innovation in this sector increasingly hinges on the success of cross-border cooperation. Through the AMI forum we look forward to bringing together American and Swedish experts, stakeholders and manufacturing companies of all sizes.”
Dillon Banerjee, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Sweden:
“The U.S. and Sweden share a common interest in promoting more business and an exchange of ideas in modern manufacturing. AMI provides a vehicle for strengthening corporate ties between our countries related to emerging technologies.”
Ylva Berg, CEO, Business Sweden:
“At a time when the industrial value chain is rapidly changing, the AMI platform will give forward looking, high-end manufacturers in the U.S. and Sweden the opportunity to share experiences and forge transatlantic partnerships.”
For more information on how to engage and to learn about future events, please contact:
Business Sweden: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Chamber of Commerce: email@example.com
U.S. Commercial Service Sweden: firstname.lastname@example.org