CNMI - California Network For Manufacturing Innovation


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Welcome to CNMI

In March 2013, the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation™, Inc. (CNMI) was formally established as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of promoting manufacturing competitiveness in California through a collaboration of industry, national laboratories, technical assistance, government agencies, academia, workforce and economic development organizations.  CNMI is designed to create a unified voice and plan to create programs and physical centers for California’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to have access and use advanced manufacturing technology to help them grow and compete in the global marketplace.

Mission of CNMI

CNMI provides leadership in California to foster innovation that will enhance the global competitiveness of the manufacturing sector.

Principles of Collaboration

  • Designed as a statewide program
  • Focused on Small and Medium-sized manufacturers
  • Built to be an inclusive organization
  • Led by working groups concentrating on industry, workforce, technology and communications/policy
  • Driven by transparency in communications

iHub - California Innovation Hub

iHub innovation manufacturing


Flexible Hybrid Electronics Summit for Manufacturers

November 1, 2017


San Jose, CA


NextFlex is the Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE). They are a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. Manufacturing of FHE. They are ushering in an era of “electronics on everything” and advancing the efficiency of our world.

For a dynamic CNMI Summit and learn how flexible, stretchable, conformal, wearable, and — in some cases — disposable microelectronic devices are beginning to revolutionize the way technology integrates into our day-to-day lives. Come discover how these new technologies will impact manufacturing.


News From 2016 Summit

Cybersecurity Summit for Manufacturers
October 27, 2016 in Irvine, CA

On October 27, 2016 the 4th annual CNMI Manufacturing Conference titled "Cybersecurity Summit for Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturers" took place at The Cove - University of California Irvine (UCI). The one-day summit was focused on raising awareness of the threats cyber attacks pose to small and mid-sized manufacturers.

View pictures from the summit on our Resources page.

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