ARM Institute Recognized as Tech50 Finalist

September 16, 2021 – The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute has been recognized as a Tech50 Finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the ARM Institute is recognized in the “Innovator of the Year: Non-Profit/Education/Community” category.

Marking its 25th year in 2021, the Annual Tech50 celebrates the top-fifty member companies of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, across technology-focused industries. The program reviews accomplishments from the past year to determine finalists. Among many other achievements, in the past year, the ARM Institute launched – a national capability that connects education seekers with training for manufacturing careers working with robotics, endorsed five robotics education programs through the Institute’s new Endorsement Program, initiated nine pandemic-focused robotics projects to mitigate COVID-19 and prepare the nation to respond to future crises, hosted the institute’s first virtual Member Meeting in October 2020, and grew its membership base to more than 300 organizations.

About the ARM Institute

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004, and part of the Manufacturing USA® network. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products. For more information, visit and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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