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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. 

Oakland and Macomb Manufacturers: Apply Now!

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping and accelerating the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector. As businesses are forced to change and adapt, they are finding new ways to get the job done during these uncertain times—and Industry 4.0 technologies are leading the way. 

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

Manufacturers accepted into the program will receive:

  • Strategic Guidance: on how to transform from legacy operations to digital manufacturing.
  • An Industry 4.0 Assessment: outlining where their business stands today and what digital opportunities best fit their needs. 
  • Connections and introductions: to state-of-the art vendors and applied research that can help them along their path to Industry 4.0. 
  • A financial investment: will be granted to purchase Industry 4.0 and state-of-the art digital technologies.

Does my company qualify?

To qualify, companies must be a small or medium sized manufacturer residing in Oakland or Macomb County. 

Apply today!

 

Virtual Info Sessions

Not sure if your company qualifies? Join us for a free virtual info session and learn more about Automation Alley's Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program to see if your company is eligible for a financial investment to purchase Industry 4.0 and state-of-the art digital technologies. The info session for Macomb County manufactuers is on Aug. 26. Register here.

Why this and why now?

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an urgent and massive need for PPE and ventilators. The unanticipated need, coupled with the inability to quickly ramp up production, contributed to government quarantines until such time that the health care system could get stocked with resources as well as build the capacity to handle an onslaught of patients. This program will address this problem by helping position our region as an agile, digital-ready essential source of manufactured goods in times of national crisis.

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