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AMT and SVR Evolve Collaborative Alliance To Expand Growth of Robotics in Manufacturing

The organizations favor a collaborative partnership as independent entities to enhance operational performance, responsiveness, and strategic flexibility.
Mar 11, 2024


McLean, Va. (March 11, 2024) — AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology today announced that SVR – Silicon Valley Robotics will return to an independent, self-owned 501(C) organization. AMT will continue to fully support SVR in areas of common interest, such as in bringing together the proven manufacturing technology and innovative tech communities to enable the commercialization of new and upcoming robotics automation.

Over the course of their alliance, AMT and SVR have forged strong, mutually beneficial connections and opportunities for collaboration. As the market and technologies have evolved, it became clear that a strategy of independence would provide more strategic flexibility, agility, and responsiveness in the pursuit of bigger opportunities for success and improved speed to market.

Such independence will allow each organization to scale in the future, pursue their respective goals effectively, and better serve their core constituencies. SVR will focus on community development in the Silicon Valley region, emphasizing growth and innovation within local automation and technology startup companies and the investment community.

AMT will maintain its collaborative connection with SVR to further the growth of automation within the manufacturing industry and community at large. As collaborative partners, AMT and SVR will continue to share expertise, services, and network connections to bring more robot-supported manufacturing to the United States.

About SVR – Silicon Valley Robotics

SVR – Silicon Valley Robotics is ground zero of the robotics revolution, helping startups get investment and grow into category-creating industry leaders. A non-profit industry cluster, SVR encompasses almost 50% of global investment in robotics, more than 50 robotics research labs, and more than 500 robotics startups, ranging from seed stage to billion-dollar unicorns. SVR is more than an industry cluster. We are a super connector and accelerator. SVR’s mission is to support the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. This includes hosting the famous Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, networking events, investor forums, a directory, a jobs board, and providing additional services and information for members, including an annual global robotics startup competition and reports on aspects of the emerging robotics industry. svrobo.org.

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents U.S.-based providers of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, Virginia, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness, and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. AMTonline.org.

Kristin Bartschi
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