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Introduced in Senate (12/16/2005)

Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005 - Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a manufacturing research pilot grants program to make awards to partnerships consisting of at least one industry and one nonindustry partner to foster cost-shared collaborations among firms, educational and research institutions, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the development of innovative, multidisciplinary manufacturing technologies.

Requires the Director to establish: (1) a manufacturing fellowship program for studies and research activities relating to manufacturing sciences; and (2) a program of competitive grants to manufacturing centers to develop projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) manufacturing support programs; (2) the collaborative manufacturing research pilot grants program; (3) technical workforce education and development; (4) scientific and technical research and services; (5) the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program; and (6) the advanced technology program.

Requires the Director to carry out a Standards Education program to award grants to institutions of higher education to develop curricula on the role of standards in the fields of engineering, business, science, and economics.