// Year of the Planet. 2014. Yearbook. P. 65-76
Abstract. The article represents comparative analysis of content and instruments of modern policies of the USA and Germany for the development of so-called Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). Conclusion is made that all leading economies turns to proactive support of AMT for overcoming global recession, structural economic and innovation challenges that arose due to relative weakening of domestic manufacturing sector. Using the USA and Germany cases, AMTs convergent nature is revealed (for related industries, different technologies, etc.), as well as key role of information technologies for AMT development. Article identifies barriers for further AMT development (also due to its convergent nature), including need for different institutions of National Innovation Systems and diversified long-term national policies.