HARDTECH 2019 | Maker Village – National Deeptech Startup Conclave

ABOUT THE 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

Sri Krishnan
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Sri Krishnan

Senior Vice President - Robert Bosch Engineering

Radhey Shyam Sarda
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Radhey Shyam Sarda

CTO - Huawei India

Hari T N
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Hari T N

                    Head - HR                    BigBasket

Reena Dayal Yadav
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Reena Dayal Yadav

Senior Director - The Garage Microsoft India

Parag Kar
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Parag Kar

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏   Vice President ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ Qualcomm India

Muralee Thummarukudy
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Muralee Thummarukudy

Chief - Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations

Jacob Peter
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Jacob Peter

Vice President - Bosch Engineering

Rahul Bedi
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Rahul Bedi

Sr. Director - Intel

P D Jose
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P D Jose

PROFESSOR - STRATEGY - IIM BANGALORE

Ramanan Ramanathan
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Ramanan Ramanathan

MISSION DIRECTOR - AIM NITI Aayog

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

Madhu S Nair
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Madhu S Nair

Chairman & Managing Director - Cochin Shipyard Limited

Dr. A K Garg
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Dr. A K Garg

       DIRECTOR - MEITY        GOVT. OF INDIA

Suresh Bhagavatula
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Suresh Bhagavatula

Chair, Entrepreneurship - IIM Bangalore

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

Paul Lalley
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Paul Lalley

Partner & Head of Product BRINC

Dilip Krishnaswamy
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Dilip Krishnaswamy

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Vice President  ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ Jio Infocomm

Arvind Vasu
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Arvind Vasu

Senior Vice President - ABB Technology

Arpit Agarwal
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Arpit Agarwal

                   Principal                    Blume Ventures

Dr Aniruddha Malpani
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Dr Aniruddha Malpani

Angel Investor - Malpani Ventures

Anil Joshi
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Anil Joshi

Managing Partner - Unicorn India Ventures

Aravind Raman
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Aravind Raman

HEAD - COUNTRY STRATEGY - BOSCH GROUP

Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi
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Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏ Country Director‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏  Deloitte

Rohan Choukkar
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Rohan Choukkar

Investments - Bharat Innovation Fund

Karthik Padmanabhan
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Karthik Padmanabhan

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏     ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ Google‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏  ‏‏    India

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

Pratap Hegde
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Pratap Hegde

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏ Managing Director‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏  Telematics4U

Rajat Mehta
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Rajat Mehta

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Counrty Head‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Digital Mfrg. HP

Vaibhav Agarwal
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Vaibhav Agarwal

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏        CEO   ‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Inc42

Vishal Krishna
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Vishal Krishna

‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏      Your Story   ‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‏‏    Media

TSR Gopala Rao
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TSR Gopala Rao

Chief General Manager - IOCL

Ramakrishnan Venkataraman
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Ramakrishnan Venkataraman

Director - Sales Dassault Systemes

Hemalatha Annamalai
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Hemalatha Annamalai

Founder - Ampere Vehicles

Hemang Shah
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Hemang Shah

Qualcomm India

Pushkar Apte
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Pushkar Apte

Qualcomm India

Venkatesh Kumaran
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Venkatesh Kumaran

Co-Founder & Co-Chair IoTNext

SESSIONS

Sessions that take you to the Future of Hardware domain and offer deep insights

Registration

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address: Dr Saji Gopinath - Director IIITMK & CEO, KSUM
Theme Address: M Sivasankar IAS - Secretary (IT), Government of Kerala
Presidential Address: Madhavan Nambiar IAS (Retd.) - Chairman, Maker Village
Lighting the Lamp & Inaugural Address: Aruna Sundararajan, IAS - Secretary (Telecom), Government of India
Product Launch: Automated Neera Tapping Machine - Aruna Sundararajan IAS - Secretary (Telecom), Government of India
Address by Guest of Honour: Gopalakrishnan S IAS - Joint Secretary (MeitY), Government of India
Launching NIDHI PRAYAS Scheme: Gopalakrishnan S IAS - Joint Secretary (MeitY), Government of India
Keynote Address: Santhosh Kumar - Managing Director, Texas Instruments India
Vote of Thanks: Prasad Balakrishnan Nair, CEO, Maker Village

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

India-EU Co-creation of Value for Startups

Mark Van De Vreken- Belgium Consul General

Digitization and Automation

Jacob Peter - Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering

5G: Opportunities & Challenges – Startup Perspectives

Radhe Shyam Sarda – CTO, Huawei, India

Inculcating Innovation – Industry Perspective

Madhu S Nair – Chairman and Managing Director, Cochin Shipyard Limited

Creating, Nurturing and Accelerating the Startup Eco system

Kishore Babu YGSC- Deputy Director General, DOT, GoI
Dr A K Garg - Director, MeitY, GoI
TSR Gopala Rao - CGM, IOCL
Rajasree M S – Vice Chancellor, Kerala Technical University
Venkatesh Kumaran – Co-Founder & Co-Chair IoTNext (Moderator)

MoU between KSUM and ISBA

Networking Lunch

Qualcomm Design in India Fostering Innovation

Pushkar Apte - Qualcomm India

IP Strategy and Innovation

Hemang Shah – Qualcomm India

IOT: Transforming the Way We Live and Work

Rahul Bedi - Senior Director, INTEL

Building Sustainable Startups

P D Jose - Professor, Strategy, IIM Bangalore

Challenging Conventions, Exploring new: Innovation

Aravind Raman - Head, Country Strategy, Robert Bosch Group

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Startup Strategies for Global Markets

Jayant Nadiger - Trade & Investment Commissioner, Flanders
Arpit Agarwal - Principal, Blume Ventures
Erik Azulay - IC2 Institute, University of Texas

Entrepreneurship – Staying Steady on a Rollercoaster

Pratap Hegde - Managing Director, Telematics4u

Changing Paradigms on Innovation

Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi - Country Director, Deloitte
Vishal Krishna - Editor, Your Story
S R Nair - Author, Entrepreneur

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Productisation Strategies; Hardware Startups

Paul Lalley - Partner, Head of Product, BRINC

Nurturing a Vibrant Startup Eco system

Ramanan Ramanathan - Mission Director, AIM, NITI Aayog, GoI

Keynote Speech & Product Launch

Dr Ajay Kumar IAS - Secretary (Defense Production), Government of India
(Product Launch of Delgado Coating – First PO from DEBEL, DRDO, Bangalore)

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Deriving and Driving Automation

Arvind Vasu – Senior VP, ABB Technologies

Beyond Funds and Markets

D V R Seshadiri - Professor, ISB, Hyderabad

Connected Living

Dileep Krishnaswamy - VP, Jio Infocomm

Failing to Succeed

K Vaitheeswaran - Author and Entrepreneur

Funds and Fundable

Anil Joshi - Managing Partner, Unicorn Ventures
Dr Aniruddha Malpani - Malpani Ventures
Rohan Choukkar – Bharat Innovation Fund

Telling Startup Stories

Vaibhav Agarwal - Co-founder and CEO, Inc 42 (Moderator)

Story of Big Basket of Innovations

T N Hari - Head, HR, Big Basket

Story of Building a Game Changing Enterprise

Hemalatha Annamalai – Founder, Ampere Vehicles

Networking Lunch

Triggering Entrepreneurship

Karthik Padmanabhan – Lead Developer Systems, Google

Learnings from Scaling an Indian Startup to be among the Top 3 in the World

Derik Jose - Co founder, Flutura Decision Sciences

Entrepreneurship is not about Innovation and Technology

Subash Menon - Founder, Pelatro

Entrepreneurship is about Trust and Networking

Suresh Bhagavatula - Chair, Entrepreneurship, IIM Bangalore

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Can we do it here? The Indian Manufacturing Landscape

Rajat Mehta - Country Head, Digital Manufacturing, HP
Ramakrishnan Venkataramanan - Director, Dassault Systèmes

Valedictory Session

Dr Santhosh Babu - Principal Secretary, IT, Government of Tamil Nadu
Muralee Thummarukudy - Chief Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations

One-to-One with Fund Managers

Day 1 and Day 2

Expo Tech

Day 1 and Day 2

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VENUE

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

The scaled up facility at Maker Village

Maker Village
Integrated Startup Complex
Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kochi

75

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

48

SPEAKERS

200

STARTUPS

6

FUNDING PARTNERS

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