SMART MANUFACTURING

New technologies, data and processes are revolutionizing how we make and move products. We’re invested in supporting Indiana’s smart manufacturing and logistics future – to ensure we lead the way in Industry 4.0.

MAXIMIZING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Makers and movers across the world are maximizing the use of technologies and data to increase competitiveness, productivity and profitability. The emergence of new technology and processes – often referred to as Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial Revolution – will provide opportunities for Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics companies and Hoosier talent to grow and succeed for generations to come.

INDIANA’S INDUSTRY 4.0 LANDSCAPE

Indiana firms are at various stages along the digital adoption journey, with many large, global companies taking steps to lead the nation in Industry 4.0, while smaller firms often encounter barriers or simply don’t have the bandwidth or budgets to adopt new technologies.

Our work is focused on developing pathways for the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors to experience digital transformation, remain competitive with their global peers and create a collaborative ecosystem for technology adoption and innovation.

OUR WORK

MANUFACTURING READINESS GRANT PROGRAM

Our recently launched, innovative incentive program to accelerate technology adoption. In partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Conexus Indiana is accepting applications for up to $200,000 in matching grants for manufacturers committing to investment in smart technology adoption. Qualifying technology adoption should be transformative for Indiana manufacturing operations by enhancing capacity, capability, speed and quality.

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MANUFACTURING READINESS GRANTS CASE STUDIES

Success stories and learnings about the technology adoption projects the Manufacturing Readiness Grant recipients undertook. These case studies will help inspire transformation more broadly & enhance the program’s success. Think of it as Indiana’s portfolio of success to demonstrate our smart manufacturing and digital transformation leadership.

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EMERGING TECH SHOWCASES

A recurring series highlighting specific smart manufacturing solutions or programs that offer a value proposition to advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) companies. These interactive programs expose manufacturers and logistics companies to the technologies that exist and what innovations are on the horizon.

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PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK PLATFORM

An invite-only forum for Indiana manufacturers and logistics companies to share knowledge and best practices about advanced technology they have used or are seriously considering. It’s a forum for meaningful conversation to facilitate greater adoption of advanced technologies by allowing a variety of stakeholders to learn about technology among engaged and informed peers.

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16 Tech Innovation District: Photo credit to Aaron Milbourn

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS

All of Indiana’s entrepreneurship in manufacturing & logistics resources in one place. We’ve built an online database highlighting the state’s incubators, prototyping labs, IoT & software consulting companies, venture capital firms, nonprofits, shared working spaces and innovation hubs for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs at small-to-medium manufacturers / logistics companies.

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INDUSTRY 4.0 RESEARCH

As a thought-leader, we are tracking trends in Industry 4.0. We partner with Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Excellence in Manufacturing to release an annual study that measures Indiana’s manufacturing and logistics industries’ readiness and early adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. Read our studies to learn more.

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