Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

CESMII is the national institute on Smart Manufacturing (SM) for the United States. OARC is the program and administrative home of CESMII, which it operates in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. CESMII drives innovation in SM through a membership network, education and workforce development program, funded research projects, and a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform. 

Smart Manufacturing is the application of advanced technologies such as sensors, controls, analytics, modeling, and platforms to increase efficiency in manufacturing. CESMII’s mission is to accelerate SM adoption, which will radically impact manufacturing performance through measurable improvements in areas such as quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability, and energy productivity. By enabling frictionless movement of raw and contextualized data (i.e., information) between real-time operations and the people and systems that create value in and across manufacturing organizations, CESMII is ensuring the power of information and innovation is at the fingertips of everyone who touches manufacturing.  


Through collaborative R&D, CESMII is driving innovation in key “enabling technologies” for SM. It is also building a unified innovation platform, marketplace, and ecosystem to scale SM to all U.S. manufacturers. These advancements in technology and knowledge hold the promise of democratizing SM and converging the worlds of Information Technology and Operations Technology (IT/OT), in turn driving manufacturing performance and energy productivity at scale. In 2019, CESMII launched its SM Innovation Platform™, an industry-first software platform empowering interoperability of 3rd-party SM applications and “Self-Serve Smart Manufacturing” to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) for manufacturers of all sizes.