The tables have turned.
How do you view partnerships? At IMEC, we believe partnerships help shape the vibrant ecosystem of manufacturing in Illinois. In honor of IMEC’s 25th anniversary, we explored the concept of partnerships in this video, “Celebrating Manufacturing Partnership.”
The path to manufacturing is widening. While disruptive technology like robotics, AI and data analytics is shaping the factory of the future, higher education is forging a path with education-industry partnerships, certificates and credentials, statewide networks, and an eager desire to solve problems with interdisciplinary teams.
By Joe Kilbride, author and Baldrige expert
An innovative opportunity
It was 1996. After 18 years at bat, the New York Yankees won the World Series. President Bill Clinton was re-elected. And hips swayed across the country as the Macarena hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts.