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Definition Edit

The Missing Middle is a

the lack of funding/investment that can occur with respect to manufacturing innovation — that is, maturing manufacturing capabilities and processes to produce technologies at scale.[1]

Overview Edit

"Specifically, the Missing Middle typically concerns the stages of manufacturing development characterized by progression from proof-of-concept through production in the laboratory and the capacity to produce a prototype in a production-relevant environment.[2]

References Edit

  1. Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health, at 25-26.
  2. Id. at 26.

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