Emerging Tech Showcases

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Our Emerging Tech Showcase series provides companies with an in-depth look at an emerging technology solution (i.e. IoT, cloud computing, cobots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), workforce wearables, big data & analytics, etc.) and highlights resources and programs for Industry 4.0 and digital transformation (via a 60-minute webinar where anyone can attend).

Upcoming Showcases

Enhancing Warehouse Flexibility and Productivity with Autonomous Mobile Robots

June 7, 2023, 12-1 p.m. ET

A growing number of manufacturing and logistics (AML) companies anticipate moving and monitoring products, inventory and raw materials with minimal human intervention in the next five years. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are quickly becoming a leading technology solution to achieve those strategic objectives. Ease of deployment continues to rapidly evolve with lower requirements for installed infrastructure, software integration and programming, workforce training and facilities modifications. Adoption of AMRs has never been more achievable for companies of all sizes.

Past Showcases

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Next-Gen Solutions for Real-time Field Collaboration & Workforce Connectivity

Feb. 2, 2023

The world adapted to remote collaboration three years ago. It was sudden and pervasive and most of us quickly learned a myriad of virtual meeting platforms. Where these platforms fell short, and still fall short, is for remote collaboration in an advanced manufacturing and logistics environment. Virtual plant tours, equipment troubleshooting, maintenance training, and product demos remained cumbersome due to the hands-on nature of these tasks. Fortunately, next generation tools are emerging specifically for the field-intensive nature of AML.

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Workforce Transformation for Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing

Nov. 2, 2022

Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing are reshaping how individuals carry out work and tasks within the advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) sector. The development of skilled, technical occupations at the frontline production level is increasingly needed but requires incumbent workers to learn technology-related skills. Conexus was joined by Ivy Tech Community College and Amatrol for presentations on reskilling the Indiana AML workforce.

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Discovery Day Indiana: Energy INsights

August 25, 2022

Energy INsights is a new state-wide program seeking to engage with 100 manufacturers to integrate an Amazon Web Services Connected Factory platform to gather and analyze data from legacy equipment and energy management systems. In collaboration with Energy Systems Network (ESN) and EMC2, as well as the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the program will provide data analytics tools to reduce manufacturers’ energy costs. Learn more below.

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Digital Transformation for Logistics: Solutions from Indiana’s Tech Ecosystem

April 21, 2022

Learn more about the logistics tech startup ecosystem across Indiana and hear from three startup companies that are building innovative solutions for today’s logistics and advanced manufacturing challenges. Conexus Indiana has partnered with its sister organization, TechPoint, to bring you this showcase of innovative companies focused on packing, shipping, billing, supply chain visibility, and real-time insights.

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Enhance Your Production Agility and Flexibility with Collaborative Robotics (Cobots)

Feb. 17, 2022

Find out why collaborative robotics (cobots) are seeing rapid adoption at Indiana’s AML companies. The webinar features presentations from three local organizations: Telamon Robotics and Purdue MEP partnered to launch the Digital Manufacturing Technology Center (DMTC) with a focus on showcasing cost-effective Industry 4.0 solutions and Vincennes University recently unveiled its new collaborative robots lab inside the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing.

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Industry 4.0 Report Launch

Dec. 9, 2021

Conexus Indiana, in partnership with Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Excellence in Manufacturing, released the findings of “The First Signpost on the Road from Early Adoption to Widespread Application of Industry 4.0 Technologies.” This is the second in a series of annual surveys of Indiana manufacturers to measure Indiana’s progress toward Industry 4.0 adoption. This webinar distilled the 2021 report’s key findings/recommendations and provided an understanding of where Indiana’s AML companies are positioned on the technology adoption curve.

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Creating Next Gen Supply Chains Leveraging Amazon Web Services Technology

June 24, 2021

AI and ML, advanced analytics, and other cloud technologies are helping manufacturers integrate supply chain data silos, gain new real-time insights for data-driven business decisions, and drive supply chain reinvention. To overcome new challenges and disruptions, supply chains need the capability to evolve with speed and agility. Next-Gen Supply Chains are required to remain competitive and improve profitability, growth, and innovation.

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Digital Transformation Pathways with Purdue In-MaC

May 13, 2021

Purdue’s Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) offers Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics economy a collection of capabilities and expertise to invigorate manufacturing talent pipelines and overcome Industry 4.0 adoption barriers.

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Bring Immersive, Interactive 3-D Visualization to Your Business

April 8, 2021

Unity Technologies is a leader in democratization of AR, VR, and XR with their suite of tools being integrated as the fundamental engine behind many 3D visualization solutions. We heard from a Unity senior technical specialist for automotive, transport and manufacturing about the potential for 3D visualization in manufacturing and logistics.

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