Maryland Secures $1M Grant to Boost Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Funds to boost the state’s manufacturing program, support tech readiness, implement Industry 4.0 and aid small to mid-sized manufacturers

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

June 24, 2024

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has announced that the state has received a $1 million grant to accelerate the adoption of smart manufacturing technology. 

The funding, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, was part of a $50 million federal initiative awarding state-run programs throughout the country. 

“Manufacturing is a critical part of Maryland’s economy. Continuing to encourage our business communities to invest in smart manufacturing technologies will help give our state the edge it needs to stay competitive in an evolving landscape,” said Gov. Moore. 

The funds will be used for technology readiness assessments for manufacturers, technical assistance for Industry 4.0 technology implementation and general expansion of the state’s existing Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 program. 

“We are pleased to receive additional funding for our Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 program, which has already helped dozens of businesses in the pursuit of technology modernization,” said Maryland Department of Commerce secretary Kevin Anderson. “With extra backing from the U.S. Department of Energy, Maryland is sure to continue leading the way in Industry 4.0 and smart technologies.”

The goal is for the funding to help break down existing barriers by making smart manufacturing technologies and high-performance computing more accessible to small and mid-sized manufacturers.

Related:Digitization in Manufacturing Continues to Boom, Siemens Research

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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