We are Michigan's Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center

Automation Alley is a nonprofit manufacturing and technology business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. We connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. We offer programs, resources and knowledge to help our members grow and prosper in the digital age.

What is Industry 4.0?

Our Foundation Members

Technology in Industry Report

Automation Alley's Technology in Industry Report is a data-driven guide to Industry 4.0 implementation featuring 150 pages of use cases, emerging trends, challenges, opportunities and action items for industry.

Technology in Industry Report

MI Smart Factory Tour

Automation Alley's MI Smart Factory Tour is a program designed to expose the future workforce to some of the most technologically advanced smart factories in the nation, allowing students to explore Industry 4.0 technologies and in-demand manufacturing jobs right here in Michigan.

MI Smart Factory Tour


Integr8 is a place to learn, a place to get inspired and a place to challenge the status quo. As technology changes the way we make things, we too must change the way we think about manufacturing and the role we will play within this new, collaborative environment.


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 think strategically.

Small Company<br/>Membership

Small Company

Ideal for small companies and startups that are thinking about digitalization and want to learn more about Industry 4.0.

Medium Company<br/>Membership

Medium Company

Ideal for companies that are ready to explore Industry 4.0 and looking for guidance.



Ideal for companies that are actively engaged in Industry 4.0 and have taken some steps towards digitalization.



Ideal for companies that have implemented Industry 4.0 technologies and are invested in digitalization and sustainability initiatives.

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What Our Members Are Saying

Automation Alley helps our members increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions during a time of rapid technological change.

Scott Ellsworth

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

Carrie Uhl

"I was impressed with the caliber of attendees at the Intergr8 conference. Throughout the sessions I attended, I also found myself better able to separate the hype from the reality, and hear practical ways to implement Industry 4.0 solutions."

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. "

Submit your online membership application and begin growing your business.