Since its launch in 2016, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) has become a major player in accelerating the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by providing funding for numerous Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) pilot projects and collaborating with the OPC Foundation, Plattform Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet Consortium, and other industry bodies to promote the development and dissemination of open standards. Founded by the U.S. Department of Energy, CESMII is primarily focused on supporting projects that increase energy productivity and efficiency, while also improving economic performance. Recently, CESMII awarded 14 contracts to co-fund private sector initiatives as part of its second round of smart manufacturing innovation projects. Among those selected were edge computing company Litmus and industrial software provider ThinkIQ.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the