HARDTECH 2019 | Maker Village – National Deeptech Startup Conclave

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ABOUT EVENT

Maker Village, the largest hardware incubator in the country and the ESDM facility, had successfully organized the first ever exclusive Hardware Startup Conclave in 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 startups, hardware enthusiasts and other key stakeholders of the hardware ecosystem 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 highlights of the event was a large Expo where hardware startups, industries, service providers and technology firms showcased their products and prowess.

Check out the gallery section to view the highlights of HardTech Kochi 2018.

In continuation of Hardtech’18, Maker Village is organizing Hardtech’19, the second edition, during 2019 April 5-6 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 startup ecosystem. 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 ecosystem, and products from SMEs and MSMEs. The event is also scheduled to coincide with the setting up of advanced/scaled -up prototyping and productization 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 startup ecosystem of the country.

SPEAKERS

Aruna Sundararajan IAS
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Aruna Sundararajan IAS

    SECRETARY - TELECOM      GOVT. OF INDIA

Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS
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Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS

Secretary - Defence Production Govt. of India

Gopalakrishnan S IAS
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Gopalakrishnan S IAS

    Joint Secretary - Meity      Govt. of India

Madhavan Nambiar IAS (Rtd.)
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Madhavan Nambiar IAS (Rtd.)

     Chairman      Maker Village

Mark Van de Vreken
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Mark Van de Vreken

Belgium Consul General

M Sivasankar IAS
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M Sivasankar IAS

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏   Secretary - IT‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ Govt. of Kerala

Santhosh Kumar
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Santhosh Kumar

Managing Director - Texas Instruments India

Jacob Peter
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Jacob Peter

Vice President - Bosch Engineering

Hari T N
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Hari T N

                    Head - HR                    BigBasket

Parag Kar
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Parag Kar

Vice President - Qualcomm India

Aravind Raman
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Aravind Raman

HEAD - COUNTRY STRATEGY - BOSCH GROUP

Muralee Thummarukudy
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Muralee Thummarukudy

Chief - Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations

P D Jose
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P D Jose

PROFESSOR - STRATEGY - IIM BANGALORE

DVR Seshadiri
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DVR Seshadiri

PROFESSOR - MARKETING - ISB HYDERABAD

Vaitheeswaran K
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Vaitheeswaran K

Entrepreneur - Author - TEDx Speaker

Jayant Nadiger
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Jayant Nadiger

TRADE & INVESTMENT - COMMISSIONER FLANDERS

Dr. A K Garg
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Dr. A K Garg

       DIRECTOR - MEITY        GOVT. OF INDIA

Kishore Babu YGSC
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Kishore Babu YGSC

Deputy Director General - Ministry of Communications

A Gururaj
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A Gururaj

Managing Director - Wistron India

Yasin Aboudaoud
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Yasin Aboudaoud

  Chief Development Officer    BRINC

Dilip Krishnaswamy
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Dilip Krishnaswamy

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Vice President  ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ Jio Infocomm

Derick Jose
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Derick Jose

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Co-founder‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Flutura

Erik Azulay
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Erik Azulay

IC2 Institute - University of Texas

Subash Menon
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Subash Menon

Co-Founder - Pelatro

VENUE

This is where you’ll find the most happening startups!

The scaled up facility at Maker Village

Maker Vilage
KTIZ, KINFRA Hi-Tech Park
Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala
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