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Provides historical knowledge and background of Industrial Revolutions 1-4. Familiarizes attendees with Industry 4.0 terms and best communication practices. Creates awareness of change culture. Develops leadership skills through public speaking training. Participants will demonstrate how to create and facilitate collaborative environments.

Held on July 18-19, 2024 in Lynchburg.  Register here. 

Participants will demonstrate the team-based requirements of Industry 4.0; machinery communications and the basics of network structures will be learned; attendees will practice 4.0 procedures and protocols; programming languages to be examined; experts in the field will discuss cybersecurity risks and common countermeasures.

Providing continuing education for professionals is the focus of the last workshop. Experts will showcase Industry 4.0 operations and technology and supply advice on developing business plans and new products. Professional analysis and feedback from experienced business coaches will occur at this time.

GO Virginia is a statewide initiative designed to encourage Virginia's economic growth through the creation of high-wage jobs. GO Virginia Region 2 includes the cities of Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem; and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

Launched in 1992, GENEDGE Alliance (GENEDGE) delivers custom solutions to solve the operational and business challenges Virginia’s engineering, manufacturing, and technology firms face. Our number one goal is to make sure Virginia companies have what they need to grow and thrive in Virginia.

GENEDGE leverages federal and state funding to provide a wealth of expertise and resources to Virginia manufacturers, businesses, and other organizations. GENEDGE’s experts can help you solve problems, increase productivity, improve economic competitiveness, and enhance your technical capabilities.

GENEDGE is Virginia’s only manufacturing and economic development organization partnered with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership,™ a public-private partnership that empowers small and medium-sized manufacturers to grow and thrive through educational resources, industry connections, and best practices.

GENEDGE Alliance members have access to an array of powerful resources and tools, for Free or at discount, like: information sharing, direct consulting services from a GENEDGE manufacturing expert, third party subject matter experts, or even university-based student intern teams, our expert resources will help your company innovate, compete, and grow.


Andrae Kirkland, Emerging Business Program Manager

Jeff Shook, Automation and Advanced Manufacturing Engagement Manager

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