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Automation Alley | 2020 Technology in Industry Report Released

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2020 2:00 PM

Virtual reveal also kicks off new livestream series  

“Industry 4.o in Focus: A Livestream Series” features the report’s contributing academic experts, strategic partners, and industry leaders as they highlight emerging technology trends impacting people, processes, and technology

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Automation Alley | July 2020 E-News

Michigan Business Network
July 8, 2020 4:00 PM

Last week, Automation Alley was honored to receive $12 million in grant funding from Oakland and Macomb Counties to address the urgent need to move companies into the digital manufacturing age of Industry 4.0 as fast as possible to help improve our region’s manufacturing agility and response to COVID-19 and future disruptions. The Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program will position our region as an agile, digital-ready essential source of manufactured goods in times of national crisis while providing much-needed PPE for Oakland and Macomb Counties’ first responders, health care professionals and citizens.

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MMA | $100 Million Available to Support Michigan Small Businesses in COVID-19 Recovery

Michigan Business Beat
July 8, 2020 12:00 PM

$100 million in federal funding was approved yesterday for the Michigan Small Business Restart Program, which will provide grants to businesses with 50 or fewer employees working to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of up to $20,000 will be distributed through 15 local economic development organizations to small businesses, with an application period running from 7/15/20 through 8/5/20.
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MMA | VIDEO Manufacturing Back in Action:

Michigan Business Beat
July 3, 2020 1:00 PM

A Peer-to-Peer Discussion hosted by MMA and Red Level

Michigan is moving again and manufacturing is back in action. Learn from leading manufacturers with global reach on how they are transitioning back to full-scale production. 

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MMA | Put the Spotlight on MFG Leaders This Fall

Michigan Business Beat
July 3, 2020 12:00 PM

The important role manufacturers play in leading their communities, state and nation are often underestimated — and MMA is working to change that. The MFG Excellence Awards is an excellent opportunity to put manufacturing in the spotlight and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of industry leaders.

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Public Registration for Integr8 is Open!

Michigan Business Network
July 1, 2020 7:00 PM

Public Registration is Open!

Registration for Automation Alley's Integr8 conference is now open. Join the digital revolution on Nov. 10 at Detroit's TCF Center. Tickets include entrance to the Smart Technology Exhibit Hall, keynote presentations from digital transformation advocates, a variety of technology-focused breakout sessions, World Economic Forum AMHUB roundtable participation, breakfast, lunch and a closing reception with a special surprise.
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Oakland and Macomb County Partner with Automation Alley to Support Manufacturers in Providing Critical PPE for Counties’ First Responders, Health Care Professionals and Citizens

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2020 3:00 PM

Multi-million-dollar Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant will accelerate local manufacturers’ digital transformation and improve region’s PPE manufacturing response in future disruptions

TROY, Mich.—June 30, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America, is the recipient of a $10 million grant from Oakland County and $2 million grant from Macomb County to help each  county’s manufacturing base purchase and implement Industry 4.0 technologies that can be used in direct support of manufacturing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

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MMA | Manufacturing Back in Action:

Michigan Business Beat
June 25, 2020 6:00 AM

A Peer-to-Peer Discussion hosted by MMA and Red Level

Michigan is moving again and manufacturing is back in action. Learn from leading manufacturers with global reach on how they are transitioning back to full scale production.

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You Choose Michigan's Coolest Manufactured Product

Michigan Business Beat
June 24, 2020 4:00 PM

You Choose Michigan’s Coolest Product

From household staples to life-improving machinery, Michigan manufacturers have produced some amazing things and in 2020, going the extra mile in extraordinary circumstances. Which of these Michigan-made products do you think is coolest?

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Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association (MAMA) Connect | Learn | Enjoy

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2020 11:00 AM

MAMA invites you to attend the June 17, 2020 Business Over (virtual) Breakfast
Presented By:
Michigan Air Force Association (AFA) & AFA "Selfridge" Chapter 179
Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA)
Artificial Intelligence: What the Future Holds "
Presentation by:
Cullen O'Keefe
Research Scientist (Policy),   OpenAI
Premier Event Series Sponsor — UHY Corporate Finance
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 8:00 AM
Meeting I.D: 948 6655 1143
Password: michigan
Suggested donation of $20 to help support
Credit Card Donation:  https://shop.afa-mi.org
NASS Speaker Spotlight
MG. Mike Carey, USAF (Ret.) is CSO and Founder of Atlas Space Operations. Mike is responsible for ATLAS’ strategic development. Experienced with Air Force Satellite Control Network, Eastern/Western test ranges, and the Space Test and Training Range, Mike has the technical and political prowess to navigate the ever-expanding space markets. Mike holds a BA in History from the University of Central Florida, an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. 
North American Space Summit
The focus of MAMA’s North American Space Summit (NASS) is to provide an educational and networking forum for aerospace stakeholders from academia, government and commercial organizations.
The NASS is held each Fall in Traverse City, Michigan. The summit is held over two days with presentations and panels on Space industry issues, trends and technology.
Did you miss the  V irtual  M ichigan  D efense  Ex position?
You can still visit the exhibits, watch the presentations!!
Experience V-MDEX 2020 Redux! Links below.
Click Here   to visit the MAMA Pavilion at MDEX 2020
Click Here   to visit video library of MDEX 2020 Presentations.
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