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NETL to Host Meeting on Regional Efforts to Strengthen Economic and Workforce Development

NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI) will host the 2022 Regional Advanced Manufacturing and Energy (R-AME) Innovation Group summer meeting virtually 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

Anthony Armaly, RWFI federal coordinator for NETL, will kick off the meeting by sharing R-AME successes and accomplishments over the last two years while providing information on regional funding opportunities.

“The R-AME group has been focused on regional efforts, collaborations and partnerships to catalyze research innovation and commercialization of advanced manufacturing and energy technology,” Armaly said. “To date, we’ve had some significant milestones that I’m excited to continue building upon.”

The webinar will also feature a briefing by Petra Mitchell from Catalyst Connection on a new regional energy supply chain initiative and an update from the founder and CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation on their activities relative to advanced manufacturing. Participants will have the opportunity to brief the group on any efforts or events, or collaborative opportunities during the round robin session at the end of the presentations.

For more information and to register for this free event, click here.

The R-AME Innovation Group works to strengthen, support and promote a regional advanced manufacturing and energy innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, which are important components in creating new, high-tech and high-earning jobs and producing enduring economic growth for the region. NETL and the nation’s national laboratory network strive to serve as a bridge spanning the early stage of science and discovery to the final stage of commercial deployment by the private sector of innovative and sustainable technologies.

The NETL RWFI is a platform for engagement and collaboration with stakeholders who are critical for the deployment of energy and advanced manufacturing technological research investments and breakthroughs stemming from the U.S. Department of Energy and NETL. The initiative catalyzes these investments into economic development and workforce and job opportunities for the region and the nation. To date, NETL RWFI has engaged with nearly 700 regional and national individual stakeholders from 377 institutions and organizations across academic, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.