Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
MAKER VILLLAGE, Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 683503

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Maker Village, the largest Hardware incubator in the country and the ESDM facility had successfully organised the first ever exclusive  Hardware Start up Conclave at Kochi on March 10, 2018.  The event which had exclusive focus on Hardware Startups was the largest of its kind in this part of the world.  More than 1200 participants including hardware start-ups, hardware enthusiasts and other key stake holders of the hardware eco system from different parts of the country attended this event. Top most managers from Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm, Bosch, ARM, INTEL, IBM, Dassualt Systems, Altair, IMEC, Mentor Graphics, Key Sight, Texas Instruments & Tejas Networks, Senior Government officials and Entrepreneurs attended the event. Senior academicians from top institutions like IIMs, IITs, National University of Singapore etc., Fund managers from top VCs and Angels, Experts from International Accelerators & Incubators   conducted focused parallel sessions. One of the major highlight of the event was a large Expo where Hardware startups, Industries, Service Providers and Technology Firms showcasing their products and prowess.

In continuation of Hardtech’18, Maker Village is organising Hardtech’19, the second edition during March 15-16 2019 at the scaled up facilities  (newly launched ) at Maker Village, Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, KINFRA Hi Tech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi. Kerala. The two day event would  have Keynote speeches and Entrepreneurial stories from Technology Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Business leaders from across the World. In addition to the main track, the conclave is slated to have focused parallel sessions on the key drivers of creating a vibrant hardware start up eco system.  Live product showcase by matured Hardware Startups from across the country who have products anchoring cutting edge technologies shall be the major highlight. The technology expo also would consist of showcase by global technology firms, service providers, vendors, who are organically linked to the hardware eco system, and  products from SMEs and MSMEs. 

The event is also scheduled to coincide with the setting up of advanced/ scaled -up prototyping and productisation  facilities, commencement of Center of Excellence (CoE) on Engineering Design and Simulation and the initiation of the operation of International Hardware Accelerator which shall be integrated with the operation of Maker Village.

 Many top managers from Global Technology firms, Industries and the leaders who scripted some of the fascinating entrepreneurial stories of the country have agreed to speak during the session  The event is also scheduled to witness the presence of Senior officials from Central & State Governments, globally renowned academicians, Managers from fellow Incubators/Accelerators, Fund Managers, Mentors etc.

The event would provide a single platform for all the key stakeholders to assess, interact and envision the accelerated growth of the hardware start up eco system of the country

    Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 683503,



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