What we focus on...
Define i4.0 Problem Statements
Our team has ongoing conversations with our manufacturing partners to understand their i4.0 challenges.
Match Problem Solution Fits
Our deep bench of manufacturing experts vet the i4.0 technology and find solutions for our manufacturers.
Recruit i4.0 Tech Solutions
Our global recruiting pipeline attracts the best and brightest early and later stage i4.0 tech companies.
Map the Michigan i4.0 Ecosystem
We've assembled a high density and highly collaborative ecosystem of investors, EDO's and i4.0 experts.
Who we work with...
"As a technology startup, the accelerator has given us unmatched levels of exposure to customers, investors and experts to help us furrther commercialize our business."
CEO, PPAP Manager
"As a corporate partner, the accelerator's deep bench of experts identifies problems we're trying to solve - and then their team brings us the best tech from across the globe."
Digital Transformation, Whirlpool
"As a small manufacturer, the accelerator has helped us leverage the MEDC implementation grant program to bring game changing i4.0 tech into our business. "
Small / Medium Manufacturer
Does my company have to be in Michigan?The short answer, yes. The longer answer, the i4.0 Accelerator is chartered by the state of Michigan to accelerate the adoption of i4.0 tech into Michigan manufacturers. As a tech company the best way to impact the market here is to actually be here for intros, demos, meetings, and events. As a manufacturing company, the MEDC pays for services for Michigan companies. If you are outside of Michigan you can still become a manufacturing partner, but for a fee.
How do I apply for the accelerator?Our program features a rolling application. Please use this button to apply for the i4.0 Accelerator through the F6S platform.
How do I participate in the accelerator as a small manufacturer?If you are a small manufacturer, the MEDC has a technology implementation grant program providing funding up to $25,000. For more information on that program click the button below.