Why we're different?
Submissions will be reviewed twice annually
Application Deadlines are Rolling
Followed by interviews and technical reviews
Companies to Watch
Compelling early stage technology that we're keeping an eye on.
We support these teams with the services of our program for a nominal fee and consider them on a path to potential investment.
Portfolio and Growth Companies
These are the best and brightest, disruptive i4.0 tech companies who we've invested in and/or are engaged in helping scale.
what you get...
Up to $110,000 Investment
In your business, in cash and services in a convertible note.
Technical Support and Milestone Management
One-on-one coaching provided by industry experts, and mentors.
Direct Connections & Product Demos
Introductions to manufacturers, partners and customers.
Spearheaded by Michigan's Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center, Automation Alley - the Industry 4.0 Accelerator is the first of its kind in the United States.
Powered by Centrepolis at Lawrence Tech University and Lean Rocket Lab in Jackson
Backed by a $1.3M strategic Industry 4.0 investment fund
In partnership with Michigan's top OEM's and downstream suppliers
We've received applications from teams across the globe. Because we've always supported teams both virtually and in person, our program continues to run largely uninterrupted during this time. While our investment fund focuses on Michigan intent, there is no required 'on location' or classroom style requirements in the program.
Our Commitment to our Manufacturing Partners
Industry 4.0 Accelerator is intended to support Michigan manufacturers with “Operational Resiliency” to avoid disruptions in times of crisis. The COVID crisis has demonstrated the impact on manufacturing of goods and global supply chains. The I4.0 Accelerator will be looking for innovations that provide opportunities for manufacturers to continue production in times of crisis…avoid shortages of supply, limit disruptions in production, and provide safety of workers.