It might seem odd pairing Nottingham Spirk, a small product design and commercialization firm, with the global tax and consulting firm Ernst & Young in a project to build a state-of-the-art innovation hub for smart design and manufacturing on the East Side of Cleveland.
But with all eyes on playing a part in advancing the fourth Industrial Revolution – or Industry 4.0, the digital transformation of manufacturing by incorporating technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine learning and the Internet of Things – John Nottingham jumped at the opportunity to create a space where manufacturing companies can try out new technologies and, as he put it, “crawl before they run.”
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Kim Palmer.
Originally published December 6, 2020.