What is Integr8?

Integr8 is a global Industry 4.0 conference held annually in Detroit, Michigan that brings together international technology and manufacturing professionals and industry leaders to share ideas, get inspired and take action as the smart and connected technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly transform advanced manufacturing and create upheavals across multiple industries.

Industry 4.0 changes the way we make things, the way businesses operate and the role humans play in the labor economy. Integr8 aims to address the overwhelming need for Industry 4.0 integration, implementation and education by exposing attendees to cutting-edge technologies and introducing them to the innovators shaping our future.

What’s in a Name?

Integr8 focuses on the integration of the eight core technology sectors of Industry 4.0: The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), The Cloud, Cybersecurity, Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials and Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Immersion.

Henry Ford once said, “coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.” Separately, the eight technologies of Industry 4.0 are creating waves across all industries, but, when integrated together, they are transformative. Integr8 helps attendees leverage the intersections of Industry 4.0 technologies, systems and people to help businesses and individuals gain a considerable competitive advantage.

Why Detroit?

Detroit is the city people are talking about—in a good way. Our story as the comeback city has been well documented over the past few years, as a growing number of innovative tech startups and small business owners transform the Motor City’s image into a hotbed for young talent with entrepreneurial grit across all industries. Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is indeed alive and well — but what makes our area so unique is that we are not only home to the thinkers, but also the makers. It started with Henry Ford’s Model T and Michigan has never looked back.

Manufacturing is in our DNA. And this unique combination of brains and muscle is what sets us apart from places like Silicon Valley, and what will ultimately help drive Detroit, and the entire state of Michigan, forward during a time of great technological change known as Industry 4.0.

About TCF Center

Detroit’s TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center) is a world-class convention center and home to the North American International Auto Show, among other leading conferences and conventions throughout the year. In 2015, after a $279 million renovation, TCF Center features 723,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and 623,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space.