Managing Partners

Our partners include recognized leaders in smart manufacturing in connected environments and cybersecurity from academia, national laboratories, and industry. Collectively, they hold advanced capabilities in testing and evaluation of critical technologies and are the nation’s leaders in threat identification, cyber exploitation, and attack detection in manufacturing environments.

Carnegie Mellon University

CMU is home to the #1 graduate cybersecurity program in the nation and manages the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM); the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation.

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and digital transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives.


Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions, helping companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Clemson University

Clemson is home to nation’s premier graduate automotive engineering program, built to support industry partners such as BMW, JTEKT, and Koyo. They serve as a managing partner of the ARM Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII).


Dynics provides high quality industrial and interactive solutions with custom-engineered products. They offer top solutions for factory automation, innovative hardware, and software solutions; enabling manufacturers to gain a competitive edge through cost-effective system designs and increased productivity.

George Mason University

Mason is world-renowned for their expertise in cyber-vulnerabilities research in the manufacturing process chain and 5G security, machine learning-based intrusion detection, and autonomous system security. They host the first-of-a-kind Bachelors of Science in Cyber Engineering.

General Electric

GE Research leverages its multidisciplinary core capabilities to design and develop advanced solutions to complex, challenging problems. GE produces 1/3 of the world’s electricity, equips 90% of power transmission utilities worldwide, and its software manages more than 40% of the world’s energy. They received the 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Award by National Association of Manufacturing.

Indiana University

Indiana University is home to the IoT Energy Efficiency Lab, designed to use big data to help manufacturing facilities reduce energy consumption — saving companies over $350 million on installed projects to date. IU is also home to the Kelley School of Business Center for Excellence in Manufacturing and offers a premier multi-disciplinary program bridging law, business, and IT for cybersecurity risk management.

Idaho National Laboratory

INL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment.


MxD is a Chicago-based Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) that possesses state-of-the-art machine tools, metrology systems, and overall assembly cells; with access to experiential learning facility, immersing users in digital manufacturing.

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

NCMS is the 32 year old, not-for-profit, consortium management organization that focuses on strengthening the competitiveness of the US advanced manufacturing sector through technology development, with special expertise in cross-industry collaborations. NCMS has managed $750M and completed over 504 projects on behalf of its government and industry partners and members.

Nexight Group

Nexight is a small business-consulting firm that works with clients in the public and private sectors to turn ideas into powerful actions. Having prepared 100+ roadmaps guiding the investment of more than $5B in R&D funding across six continents, focused on energy, manufacturing, and cybersecurity sectors.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Home to the world’s fastest and smartest supercomputer (Summit) as well as DOE’s only Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, its mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security while creating economic opportunities for the nation.

PTC Inc.

PTC Inc. is global software company, PTC that unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity.

Purdue University

Purdue is home to the #4 Information Technology program in the US; leads the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) research center for protection of critical computing and communication infrastructure and host to the open-source HubZero platform.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is the nation’s premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, employing the best and the brightest, equipped with world-class research tools and facilities to provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. They combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.


SRI is an independent, nonprofit research center that works with clients to take the most advanced R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace. They serve government and industry, collaborating across technical and scientific disciplines to generate real innovation and create high value for our clients.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a long-time leader in the field of cybersecurity research and a major partner in the Manufacturing X Digital (MxD) institute in Chicago. Illinois is actively working to create more secure critical infrastructures through the Information Trust Institute, home to the DHS-funded Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute and the DOE-funded Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium, and deploying new tools to better protect the supply chain.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

The University of Tennessee has world-renowned expertise in advanced manufacturing, energy efficiency, supply chain resilience, and cybersecurity. The Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environments promotes energy efficiency in manufacturing and transportation. The Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain lab conducts research in supply chain management and resilience.

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech holds unique field testing, certification and manufacturing facilities driving commercialization of technologies, services and next-generation power electronics. The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) is a collaboration of university innovators, industry leaders and for-profit testing, certification and manufacturing facilities focused on protecting, enhancing and managing energy transmission and distribution on the electric grid.


UTSA is located in the second largest U.S. cyber ecosystem and his home to the #1 cyber education for undergraduates and #2 at graduate level. UTSA’s National Security Collaboration Center is the nation’s first collaborative national security center operating across all Government-titled missions enabling “One Team, One Fight”.

University of California at Davis

UC Davis holds world-renowned expertise in AI for network security, wireless and mobile network security, sensor networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT). They are home to expertise and advanced facilities for sensors and instrumentation in manufacturing processes and chemical-biological sensing applications.

University of California at Irvine

UC Irvine is home to the Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute as well as the Connected Learning Lab, which enables better research on the intersection of technology and education. Their electrical engineering team developed ‘beyond 5G’ wireless transceiver.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s unique resources include the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska facility in Savage, Md., for cyber range exercises; the NEAT Lab for advanced manufacturing; Holland Computing Center; E-Squared Lab for software engineering; NetGroup Lab for computer networks and security; and the Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center. UNL also is home to the Tractor Test Laboratory, the officially designated tractor testing station for the U.S., ideal for energy-efficient tractor testing.

University of Pittsburgh

Pitt hosts the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Assistance Center focused on precision manufacturing. The Center for Supply Chain Management promotes the pursuit of excellence in supply chain management by conducting research projects, outreach and educational programs.

University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is the flagship institution for the University of Texas System. Home to the Applied Research Laboratory, a DoD sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), ARL directly advances national security through applications of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information sciences.

UT System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.


Veracity is a resilient and secure industrial network that providescentralized configuration, control, and monitoring of all connected devices and their communications.  Veracity massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design.

Virginia Tech University

VT is home to the Hume Center for National Security dedicated to research in national security components and is the nation’s leading Center for Performance Manufacturing; and the 5G Security National Testbed.

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