Industry 4.0

Manufacturing challenges are bigger

than ever before.

So is the opportunity.

Manufacturers today face steep customer expectations, thinning margins, lack of qualified workforce, and unreliable supply chains – all at once. Fortunately, we live in the digital era. Our times enable integration of unprecedented information into industrial manufacturing processes. This means faster and better decision making capabilities. What used to depend on guesstimates and take us months can now be driven by data and happen within hours.

Welcome to Industry 4.0

RIT’s Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program is designed to prepare SMEs in New York State for the fourth industrial revolution. Our experienced engineers look at the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0 in the context of company’s strategic objectives and desired benefits. This helps us translate the buzzwords like Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Machine Learning into tangible bottom-line improvements.

Funding Available to Work With Us

Significant funding assistance is available to cover the cost for us to work with you on your advanced manufacturing project.

Funding for RIT’s Industry 4.0 program is provided by the New York State Department of Economic Development.

RIT’s Industry 4.0 program has also been awarded $1.1 million by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). This program funding is designed to help SMMs use Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a manufacturer in the Finger Lakes or Central New York regions, this program could help you accelerate your digital transformation.

Contact RIT’s I4.0 Technical Program Manager, Ajay Khaladkar, using the form below to discuss how we can help take your company to the next level.

Interested in this opportunity? Start by completing our survey.

What We Offer

Intro for Decision-makers

Digital Maturity Assessments


Prioritization Guidance


Roadmap Development

Technology Deployment


Custom Workshops and Presentations

The exterior of Sustainability Hall with smaller views of features of the building.

Ajay Khaladkar, technical program manager at RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, describes how the Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is helping New York manufacturers move forward on digitization.

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Contact us

Interested in Industry 4.0 but not sure where to start? Our experts can help. Provide your email (and phone number if you would prefer a call) and we will contact you to discuss your Industry 4.0 opportunities.