ISRI continues to play an integral in the many different aspects of industry innovation and research development. Its involvement and selection to leadership roles in the REMADE Institute is a clear indication of the important role ISRI plays in both the industry’s current landscape, and its future.
The Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is a public-private partnership in the Manufacturing USA® network with members from academia, industry, non-profit sector, and national laboratories. With up to $70 million in Department of Energy funds over 5 years matched by the private sector, REMADE is tasked with advancing manufacturing through research and development into technologies aimed at “addressing knowledge gaps that will eliminate and/or mitigate the technical and economic barriers that prevent greater material recycling, recovery, remanufacturing and reuse.”
For the last several years ISRI has played a key role offering industry expertise, and serving as a conduit between ISRI members and REMADE. ISRI President Robin Wiener serves on REMADE’s Strategic Advisory Committee as Affiliate representative and vice chair. In her role, she advises on the organization’s Strategic Investment Plan, membership, IP management, and manufacturing issues.
ISRI Chief Scientist David Wagger was just re-elected to the position of Affiliate representative on the Technical Advisory Committee. In his role, David will continue to advise on the organization’s technical roadmap and technology priorities.