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Macomb Next in action in Macomb County

See what implementing I4.0 technologies can to for you and how to get free assessments and begin your I.40 journey.

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In partnership with Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), MCPED helped manufacturers obtain free I4.0 assessments of their operations along with a set of recommendations for how to begin making the transition.

MCPED has helped 25 companies and distributed more than $300,000 in matching implementation grant funding. With the help of that funding, Macomb County manufacturers purchased a variety of I.40 technology, including:

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • 3D printers
  • Design, build, programming and integration services
  • Robotics and automation
  • Laser additive CNC spindle
  • Inspection software
  • Automation software
  • Co-bots
  • Automated bandsaw
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software

Assessment information

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How to get a free technology assessment or more about I4.0

Grant money is used to assist small manufacturing businesses with the purchase and implementation of hardware and software technologies associated with Industry 4.0. The grant provides a 50% reimbursement up to $25,000 for technology costs that qualify. ​​​​​​

The 32 businesses are investing more than $5.6 million in hardware/software associated with I4.0 and creating 102 new jobs.

The Macomb Next initiative can also help your business seek and train talent as well as connect you to industry experts and other resources.

Contact MCPED Senior Business Developer Todd Seibert at or 586-469-6298 to find out if your company is eligible for grant money.