Industry 4.0 for the CT Manufacturing Supply Chain

Program Overview


The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) is leading a CT industry-driven program to advance the global competitiveness of the CT supply chain. The program will provide demonstrations, trainings, and adoption support of Industry 4.0 technologies. The four technology focus areas of this program are:

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) – Digital shop floor technology including machine instrumentation, data analysis, and visualization for manufacturing
  • Big Data and Analytics – Adoption of Model Based Definition and advanced digital design
  • Additive Manufacturing – An alternative and often faster and cheaper method of producing parts
  • Automation – Increasing the speed and accuracy of quality inspection using state-of-the-art vision, contact, and non-contact technologies

This is a no-cost program designed to minimize disruption to your current manufacturing process. We urge CT manufacturing companies to take advantage of this CT program led by CCAT by applying before April 30, 2023. The Industry 4.0 program, including the Industry 4.0 Technology Integration Voucher Program (IVP), ends June 30, 2023.

Ways to Get Started:

Attend introductory workshops →
Learn about Industry 4.0 technologies and how they can impact your business.

Submit a request for a technology demonstration project →
CCAT will work with you to demonstrate how Industry 4.0 technologies can lead to improvements on your shop floor.

Apply for Industry 4.0 technology adoption engineering support →
CCAT will support a limited number of companies in adopting and onboarding Industry 4.0 technologies in their facilities.

Participate in technology trainings →
Train and upskill your workforce to prepare your team for Industry 4.0 technologies.

Apply for a grant to support digital technology adoption (if eligible) →
See if your company is eligible for matching funds to support Industry 4.0 technology adoption.

Introductory Workshops


Register for introductory workshops hosted by CCAT and presented by Industry 4.0 technology experts to learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your company.

Technology Demonstration Projects and Adoption Support


Are you interested in exploring how Industry 4.0 technologies can impact your specific company? CT small to medium-sized manufacturers are invited to submit a request for an Industry 4.0 demonstration project and/or technology adoption support in one of the four target technology areas – Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data & Analytics (Model Based Definition), Additive Manufacturing, or Automation. CCAT will work with you to demonstrate process improvements and innovations utilizing Industry 4.0 technologies available and accessible to you at the CCAT Advanced Technology Centers.

Submit a request for a demonstration project or apply for technology adoption support →

Training


Additional information about training opportunities coming soon.

On-Demand Library
Watch past workshops covering Industry 4.0 topics anytime, on-demand.

180 Skills
Access short-term skills training that aligns with Connecticut manufacturing careers to help retain and retrain your workforce for the future. Free online 180 Skills licenses are available to Connecticut manufacturers. Get started today!

Grant Programs


If you are moving forward with adopting Industry 4.0 technologies into your business, Money for Manufacturing is available for eligible CT manufacturers through matching grant programs. Funded by the CT Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by CCAT, these programs provide funding to implement IoT and improve productivity, efficiency and competitiveness.

Connecticut Manufacturing IoT Integration Voucher Program (IVP) →
Up to $20,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP) →
Up to $49,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

Learn more about the Money for Manufacturing programs at: ccat.us/programs.