Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry


The California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) was established as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of promoting manufacturing competitiveness in California through a collaboration of industry, national laboratories, technical assistance, government agencies, academia, economic and workforce development organizations.  CNMI is designed to create a unified voice & plan to create programs and physical centers for California’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, so that they may access and use advanced manufacturing technologies to help them grow and compete in the global marketplace.

The goals of CNMI are as follows:

  • Improve the transfer of technology to California manufacturers
  • Engage other collaboratives to improve funding and resources directed at manufacturing innovation
  • Develop industry partners to enhance workforce skills
  • Combine research and development efforts of collaborators
  • Conduct advocacy to enhance manufacturing environment in California

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The CACT has developed an outstanding training program for us with exceptional instructors. The participants have been thrilled with it, and the graduates are performing well. The product of these training classes will be the next generation Lockheed Martin employee.

Steve Haydu
Manager of Labor Relations
Lockheed Martin, Palmdale