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



Upcoming Event:

The Future of Manufacturing:
Expanding and Emerging Industries  

November 9, 2023
DuPont Silicon Valley Technology & Innovation Center
Sunnyvale, CA

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Photos From 2018 Summit

Automation: The Next Generation of Lean Industry 4.0 for Manufacturing Summit 
June7, 2018 at The Cove at UCI, Irvine, CA

On June 7, 2018, the Automation: The Next Generation of Lean Industry 4.0 for Manufacturing Summit was held at The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, California. The Summit provided an opportunity for participants to join key thought leaders in discussing the impact of automation on the productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturers.

View pictures from the Summit on our Resources page.

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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