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Oakland and Macomb County CARES for Manufacturer Application

Fill out the form below to apply for the Oakland and Macomb County CARES for Manufacturing Grant. This grant is available for manufacturing companies in Oakland and Macomb counties only.

If approved into the program, your company will receive grant funded technology and training, and will join the Project DIAMOnD network. Specifically, you can expect to receive the following:

• State of the art technology. This will either be a Markforged (markforged.com) 3D printer or Light Guide Systems (lightguidesys.com) Augmented Reality manufacturing system. This technology will be accessible over the Project DIAMOnD network which over time is expected to evolve into an open, distributed, and decentralized marketplace.

• One-year warranty on new technology.

• Training for icube, the Industry 4.0 leadership system.

• Training to operate the new technology to certify that you can produce PPE in the event of a crisis.

As a recipient of this grant, you will be expected to agree to the following terms:

• All technology that you receive will need to remain on the Project DIAMOnD network for a minimum of three years.

• Attendance at Automation Alley’s Integr8 event (www.integr8conference.com), the Industry 4.0 virtual global conference, being held on Nov 9-10. You will receive 2 free all-access tickets and will receive Project DIAMOnD information during the conference.

• Participation in an Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment.

• Participation in efforts to create a robust manufacturing network.

• You will provide evidence that you are a small company that has been impacted by the public health emergency.

Once approved into the program, you will be sent your tickets to Integr8 and an online link for the Industry 4.0 Assessment. Automation Alley will also begin the process of working with you to select your technology and will send you a formal agreement for participation in Project DIAMOnD. We anticipate all technology will be deployed by December 1, 2020.
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Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? *
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