The 6 month program is designed to help grow and scale your Industry 4.0 business through investment, events, mentorships, coaching, services and the intensive support. Up to $110,000 investment in your business in cash and services.
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Spearheaded by Michigan's Industry 4.0 thought leader, Automation Alley - the i4.0 Accelerator is the first of its kind in the United States.
The 6 month program is designed to help grow and scale your Industry 4.0 business through investment, events, mentorships, coaching, services and the intensive support. Including but not limited to the following:
Up to $110,000 investment in your business in cash and services
Potential additional funding support for pilot demonstration projects and product development partnerships
Potential additional funding support to support general business and technical milestones
Investment in form of Convertible Note for start-ups or loan for established business at 8% annual interest
1on1 customized support to help businesses
Direct connections to customers and strategic partnerships in Michigan focused on integrating Industry 4.0 innovations into their operations
Direct connections to hundreds of Michigan reps, manufacturers and suppliers
Best in class business mentors and Industry 4.0 technical advisors
Business growth assessment and milestone planning
Academic engagements including proof of concept projects
Funding strategy and connection to investors
Options to participate in Automation Alley, Centrepolis LTU and Lean Rocket Lab events, workshops, pitch competitions, classes, and conferences.
Industry 4.0 categories
Additive Manufacturing is the construction of complex three-dimensional parts from 3D digital model data by depositing successive layers of material.
Extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.
A set of technologies used in the design, analysis, verification and validation on a product to improve quality, processes, training techniques and situational preparedness.
Advanced Materials focuses on new materials and modifications to existing materials to obtain superior performance in one or more characteristics that are critical for the application under consideration.
Shared pools of configurable computer system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.
Mechanical or electrical engineering coupled with computer science used to design, construct, operate and apply robots, including the computer systems for their control, sensory feedback and information processing.
The simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning, reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction.
The protection of computer systems from theft or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
Used to enhance manufacturing and industrial processes, incorporating machine learning, machine-to-machine communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years.
Source: Automation Alley
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