We are Michigan's Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. We facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. Our programs give businesses a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. We obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement.

What is Industry 4.0?

Our Foundation Members

Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program

Automation Alley, funded by Oakland and Macomb counties, has created the Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program 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 future disruptions.

Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program

Technology in Industry Reveal

Automation Alley's Technology in Industry Report is back for 2020, exploring new trends within Industry 4.0 to keep you and your supply chain in the know when it comes to all things digital. Join us at the Technology in Industry Reveal 2020 and be among the first to receive a copy of the 2020 report. Hear from a number of industry leaders as they tell their digital transformation stories and share best practices for Industry 4.0 implementation success.

Technology in Industry Reveal

Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB)

The Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for Michigan is a multi-stakeholder collaborative ecosystem focused on positioning Michigan as a global leader for advanced manufacturing, established jointly by Automation Alley and the World Economic Forum, which runs the Global AMHUB Network.

Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB)


Integr8: The Industry 4.0 Conference brings together business and industry experts from around the world to Detroit to discuss how technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are rapidly changing global manufacturing. Join us Nov. 10 for Integr8 2020 at Detroit’s TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center).


We Match Michigan Businesses With Growth Opportunities

Welcome to Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center. We support the technology and manufacturing businesses that call Michigan home, and we want to support you! Become an Automation Alley member today and let us help you increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions.

Small Company<br/>Membership

Small Company

Perfect for companies that are just beginning to explore Industry 4.0. Be a student of digitalization and transformation.

Medium Company<br/>Membership

Medium Company

Perfect for companies that are ready to take the first steps to digital transformation. Be an adopter of digitalization and transformation.



Perfect for companies that have implemented Industry 4.0 projects within their businesses and are ready to expand those initiatives. Be a collaborator for digitalization and transformation.



Perfect for companies that are Industry 4.0 leaders and innovators and are ready to provide the governance necessary to support Automation Alley’s core mission.

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What Our Members Are Saying

Join Automation Alley's growing ecosystem of technology and manufacturing businesses shaping our future.

Daniel Zaliwski

"The customer relationships created through member-only events have allowed GABLETEK to grow its workforce within the manufacturing sector."

Scott Ellsworth

"We found Integr8 effective at engaging a broad audience of industry folks passionate about the topics we presented."

Veronica Baginski
Mettle Ops

"Automation Alley's Integr8 is the ideal environment to network with knowledgeable companies in the Metro Detroit area from a variety of industries. The presentations we went to were informative and we were able to take learned information and directly apply it. "

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