The Orlando Materials Innovation Principles provide guidance on pursuing collaborative efforts with the intent of accelerating the materials innovation process to drive manufacturing and economic growth. They were developed as an outcome of the TMS Materials/Manufacturing Leaders Summit on March 15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, that drew on the expertise of 50 thought leaders to identify approaches addressing the challenges presented by the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). TMS organized the Summit in cooperation with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Signatories to the Principles have made known their intent to work collaboratively on accelerating materials innovation. If you are interested in becoming a signatory, we encourage you to review the following materials:
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Become an Orlando Materials Innovation Principles Signatory
The Orlando Materials Innovation Principles calls upon the diversity of disciplines and sectors vital to the U.S. manufacturing economy. This includes manufacturers, suppliers, and related business entities, as well as universities, government laboratories, and professional societies. TMS welcomes endorsement of the Orlando Materials Innovations Principles by members of the materials and manufacturing community whose organizations support them.

Support of the Orlando Materials Innovation Principles indicates that the signer endorses the intent of the Principles but does not obligate the organization to any financial or other commitment. It is intended only as a statement of values that we as a community can collectively embrace. Any commitment of an organization to a specific project or activity is separate from endorsement of the Principles and would be at the organization’s discretion on a case-by-case basis. Those providing endorsement should be authorized representatives of the organization. Confirmation will be provided following review.

For consideration as a signatory of the Orlando Materials Innovation Principles, please complete and submit this online form:

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