Resource Guide - Emerging Technology Resources

Automation Alley – Michigan’s Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center

Automation Alley is Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. Industry 4.0 is the convergence of digital and physical technologies disrupting the manufacturing industry and being realized today in smart factories across the globe. Manufacturers worldwide are attempting to wrap their heads around the magnitude of change involved with Industry 4.0, which has opened the flood gates of innovation, creating both immense opportunities and great challenges for manufacturers who now must rethink, retool and rebuild the way they do business.


Automation Alley’s role is to help manufacturers increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions during this time of rapid technological change. Its programs give companies a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. As a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, Automation Alley connects industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. For more information:


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

The MEDC collaborates with over 100 economic development partners to assist new and existing

Michigan companies in growing and expanding their businesses. Services include the MEDC Real Estate

Database, supplier matchmaking, international trade services, and capital sourcing. Regional Business Development Managers (BDM) are available to provide personalized business assistance. Visit for more information and to identify your BDM.