The consortium’s roadmapping exercise will take place at several strategic locations, mainly through focused workshops. Each regional workshop will have an open brainstorming session to identify challenges and encourage innovative ideas. The final workshop will bring an active group of stakeholders and subject matter experts to synthesize and prioritize the outcomes of the multiple national and regional workshops. This consortium will also attempt to leverage the concept of crowdsourcing to inform additional ideas for solutions to key questions and to identify prospective research projects. The planning efforts will lead to a clear roadmap for a next-generation biomanufacturing paradigm, reliable industry standards, and substantive knowledge spanning the industry challenges, as well as a list of potential pre-competitive projects to work toward within the identified new paradigm. Through the roadmapping effort, this consortium aims to lay the foundation for a sustained partnership among the members that will foster U.S. competitiveness in the global market.