3D depiction of machinery components emerging from a computer screen: Industry 4.0.

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“What the Industry 4.0 process did was allow us to take experts from our various departments and get them all together to make a decision… [CIRAS] allowed us the melting pot we needed.”

– Luke Palmer, CJ Bio

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How do I get started with Industry 4.0?

  1. Can my process be improved using Industry 4.0 technologies?
    CIRAS experts can help you assess your technical capability and help you begin incorporating the correct Industry 4.0 technologies into your company.

    a. We’ll help you focus on baby steps and quick wins, adding technology where it will have the most immediate impact on your business processes.
    b. Our Virtual Process Review allows for rapid online support from a CIRAS Industry 4.0 expert.
  2. How do I create an Industry 4.0 strategy for my business?
    CIRAS experts can help you develop a strategy and action plan to utilize Industry 4.0 technologies effectively within your business.

    a. Our comprehensive Industry 4.0 Opportunity Assessment is the first step to coming up with an effective plan. CIRAS experts help you assess the long-term impact of various technologies, where the market is heading, and what your competitors are likely to do. Then, we’ll use that information to help you develop a roadmap.
    b. For more information, contact Project Manager Andrew Friend afriend@iastate.edu.
  3. Am I ready for Industry 4.0? Can Industry 4.0 improve my business?
    a. CIRAS can help you decide when and how to prepare for Industry 4.0.
    i. Take our short Industry 4.0 readiness assessment for manufacturers.
    ii. Executive assessments coming soon.

Wheel of topics covered by Industry 4.0.

What is Industry 4.0?

The term refers to the world’s fourth industrial revolution, where technology is seamlessly connects people and systems in a digital ecosystem where the data gathered can be leveraged to optimize operations in real-time. Industry 4.0 creates massive productivity and efficiency improvements while allowing you to provide better service to your customers.

How can CIRAS help?

CIRAS provides assessments and customized services to help companies effectively identify opportunities and implement Industry 4.0 technologies.

Industry 4.0 services we provide

  • Education on technologies
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Assessments/Evaluation
  • Demonstrations
  • Proof of Concept Development
  • Technology Provider Connections
  • Implementation Assistance

Additional information


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To seek guidance with Industry 4.0 or to schedule a no-cost assessment, contact your Regional CIRAS Strategic Advisor or Project Manager Chris Hill.