Note: This story was updated at 3:40 p.m.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will make a major computing announcement in Oak Ridge on Tuesday, the Department of Energy said Friday.
DOE did not provide any additional information about the nature of the announcement in a press release on Friday morning.
Perry will be at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Tuesday morning for a keynote speech at the InnovationXLab Advanced Manufacturing Summit. ORNL is a DOE lab.
Perry will provide remarks, tour the innovative XLab exhibits, and have a brief media availability, the press release said.
Other DOE officials will also participate in the summit, which will continue Wednesday:
- Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes
- Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar
- Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons
- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Ed McGinnis
- DOE Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions Conner Prochaska
“This Summit is the third in the InnovationXLab Series designed to showcase the remarkable assets of DOE’s national laboratories and provide industry representatives with information about leveraging these assets to accelerate innovation and U.S. competitiveness,” the press release said.
The InnovationXLab Advanced Manufacturing Summit will be at ORNL on Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8. There will be optional laboratory tours and an optional reception on Monday, May 6.
Besides Perry, DOE officials, and Lee, other featured speakers and guests will be Jeff Lyash, president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority; Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness; Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD; and Doug Woods, president of The Association for Manufacturing Technology.
Other laboratory and industry officials will participate as well, with some serving as panel moderators and others serving as panelists.
Among the topics will be domestic advanced manufacturing, advanced manufacturing for nuclear energy, advanced manufacturing for fossil energy applications, hybrid manufacturing, and workforce and commercialization.
“American leadership in advanced manufacturing is critical, both for our nation’s economic competitiveness and as a platform technology to boost further innovation,” according to the summit’s website. “The American manufacturing sector fuels over 11 percent of U.S. GDP (gross domestic product) and more than half of U.S. exports. High-impact innovation in conjunction with the potential for low-cost energy can help launch new industries and help rejuvenate domestic manufacturing.”
The website said the summit will bring together “thought leaders and industry stakeholders” to explore new solutions to manufacturing challenges and opportunities.
“This is a two-way exchange, with industry participants informing future DOE portfolio planning by sharing information on technical needs, risk appetite, and investment criteria,” the website said. “The event is intended to catalyze public-private partnerships and commercialization hand-offs utilizing DOE’s broad array of scientific and technical resources.”
For more information, contact [email protected].
Learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing Summit here.
See the agenda here.
See the speakers here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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