Technology Leadership: Creating a Roadmap for the Future

A technology revolution is impacting every facet of manufacturing. In the Quad Cities region, we are working together to help all manufacturers grow, diversify, stay competitive and become leaders in manufacturing technology.

What technologies will have the biggest impact on your business? How will you find the time and resources to evaluate new technologies? We're here to help.

The Quad Cities Technology Roadmap is a guide for regional manufacturers to identify which technologies present the greatest opportunities for businesses within our region. This roadmap was developed through input from academia, industry, and service providers through surveys, focus groups and interviews. Participants contributed over 1,200 hours to this project. With the help of a national consulting group, NewEdge, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub has now produced a technology roadmap for the future of innovation in the Quad Cities. 

Building Technology Teams

The plan is in place, now it's time to learn and develop together. We're seeking individuals to develop technology playbooks that will help all manufacturers go further, faster, all leading to a stronger and more vibrant local economy. When completed, manufacturers will be able to use technology playbooks to more quickly adopt technologies, and learn about local resources for training, education, integration, financing and support. Whether you consider yourself an expert or simply curious about learning about new technologies, there's a spot for you. Contact to learn more or visit our Calendar of Events to see when the next technology group is getting together. 

Technology Team Focuses

Content Management Systems

Additive Manufacturing
Automation and Robotics

Digital Platforms


Download the Technology Roadmap
View the Technology Roadmap executive summary
View the Technology Roadmap presentation unveiled on December 1, 2016
Technology Excellence overview

Developing a Growth + Innovation Strategy for Manufacturing: How it will happen

This report was prepared under contract with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, with financial support from the University of Illinois and the Office of Economic Adjustments, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Illinois or the Office of Economic Adjustments, Department of Defense.

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