2019 Fourth Revolution Awards Pitch Night - Sponsored by Sloan
mHUB and MxD invite you to watch as finalists for the Fourth Revolution Award’s Rising Star of the Year award pitch to our prestigious judging committee. The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrate Midwest regional manufacturing as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. Come cheer on your fellow product innovators while enjoying drinks and appetizers and networking! For more information about the awards, please visit www.4revawards.com.
Heart of the Business Conference
MedHQ is hosting the Heart of the Business Conference to underscore their mission and values in alignment with their participation in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. This conference will focus on the importance of wellness in both your personal and professional life with presentations focusing on the importance of mental and physical health of your business, coaching and enhancing employee engagement.
Design For Manufacturing: Casting
Ready to scale the manufacturing of your metal parts? For higher quantities Investment Casting can provide an unbelievably low part cost compared to traditional machining, with a wide choice of alloys. Utilizing cutting edge automation (Robots!) lead times can be minimized which helps companies keep inventory down, freeing up critical cash flow. Led by Jim Shaw of Fastway Engineering, Signicast will be teaching us about the engineering and economics of successfully designing and manufacturing.
Customer Journey Mapping Workshop
Customer Experience Mapping is a key practice for businesses to be able to truly understand what customers care about and how they make them feel. The insights gained from this activity are critical to enable your organization to deliver exceptional experiences and succeed in the age of the customer. Led by Highland Solutions, this class will teach you how you can produce valuable Customer Experience Maps that will fuel your team's insight and innovation. *SEE PRE-READING IN DECRIPTION BELOW*
Empathy in Action: Leveraging Empathy in your Business Solutions
Empathy is one of the most important skills you can have. Harvard Business Review writes “[Empathy] is a hard skill that should be required from the board-room to the shop floor.” This class, led by Slim of Realizing Empathy, will explain what empathy is and why it is the single most important ingredient in navigating business challenges. Then, the class will workshop through examples and application of leveraging empathy in any situation to lead to a successful outcome for all parties involved.
2019 Fourth Revolution Awards
The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. The ceremony culminates in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Midwest region’s manufacturing ecosystem.
Catch your customer’s eye with a product that jumps off the shelf and into their heart. Packaging is essential to ensure that your product is safely transported. Learn how to design a package that embodies your brand through our class on packaging design. Led by Jorge Mascort of Chamberlain, you'll learn how to cradle your product in both a functional and aesthetic package.
Scaling Your Supply Chain
Ramping up for production offers a whole new set of challenges. Led by Frank Scopacasa of Keysight Technologies, this two-part constructive conversation will teach you how to approach and manage your production to scale (local or foreign), production costs and what to look for when working with supplier/manufacturer at larger volumes. The conversation will then shift towards quality control processes, standards and how to anticipate failure points.
Women in Manufacturing and Engineering Day
mHUB is proud to host its second annual Women in Manufacturing Day. The event will celebrate and convene influential women making tremendous impact in the manufacturing industry, and empower young women interested in STEM fields to discover new career paths and support their growth in these fields.
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Value Proposition Canvas
In this workshop, facilitated by Do Tank, you’ll use the Value Proposition Design (VPD) canvas to explore the customer perspective and gain insight into how companies address customer needs. This will allow you to craft your own value proposition and understand how to relieve customers' pains and create customer gains.
HOSTING AN EVENT AT mHUB
mHUB has over 5000 square feet of premiere event space. Our large event space is perfect for networking events, panels, corporate meetings and gatherings. We also have several smaller classroom and conference rooms great for private meetings, classes/trainings, and small meetups. Every year mHUB hosts more than 300 events in our space. We see everything from meetup groups, to hackathons, to corporate networking events.
We host events that are compatible with our commitment to growth in the manufacturing innovation ecosystem.
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FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS
Thank you to those who joined us for our 2nd Annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The event saw over 300 attendees gathered to recognize corporate leaders, product developers, and small manufacturers. Your continued support of the region’s innovation in physical product development shows the power of this community. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Chicago region's manufacturing ecosystem. All event sponsorship and proceeds supported mHUB and DMDII's programmatic initiatives including education, diversity and inclusion, outreach to small manufacturers, and scholarships.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses physical product development with digital processes to impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenges ideas about what it means to be human. Central to this revolution are emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence. It is a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.
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