Research & Innovation

Leading the Way for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Industry
California is known for its innovators and inventors, but some may not realize the intellectual and technological capital in the aerospace and defense industry leads the country. It is anchored by the two largest federally funded research centers in aerospace in the U.S., the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena and the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo. Access to assets such as the Pacific range, Vandenberg Air Force Base, the high desert, and the extensive Mojave Desert, major universities – including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), UCLA and USC – and federal research centers have vast experience working together, leading to a spirit of collaboration and shared knowledge.

SoCal’s entrepreneurial culture and great capacity for science, engineering, and technological innovation has created cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. Through its network of partners, AMP SoCal gives research access to small and medium manufacturers so they remain a critical part of the next generation’s A&D supply chain.

AMP  SoCal Research & Innovation Initiatives

Research & Innovation Pillar Committee Goals

  1. Bring new research funding to support A&D industry.
  2. Hold quarterly Innovation Forums to support the A&D industry.
  3. Increase interactions between universities and innovators at small and medium A&D companies.

If you are interested in joining the conversation about the research and innovation needs for Southern California’s A&D manufacturing network, please contact us to learn more about the Research & Innovation Pillar Committee.