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Industry Veteran Heather Walsh to lead MedTech cohort of mHUB’s Accelerated Incubation program following on the heels of mHUB’s inaugural Smart Manufacturing accelerator, which commenced in May 2021.

Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2021

These are the top 5 Smart Manufacturing podcasts that you should be adding to your playlist.

Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Unparalleled resources and regional manufacturing ecosystem make Chicago-based mHUB a top destination for physical product startups.

Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Here are the top three trends that Sunny Trinh of Avnet and David Weksel of Panduit are seeing more and more of each day and how they impact IIoT startups.

Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

Where are Industrial IoT startups focusing in the realm of Industry 4.0? Here's a list of the top Industrial IoT applications based on hundreds of conversations with hardtech startups.

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021

In the digital transformation realm of manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the number one technology. As so often happens, IIoT has too often been seen as a great technology innovation that is looking for a problem. Now that we’re starting to have a better perspective, we see how IIoT can solve real business problems and understand how money can be made.

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

IIoT offers value across the whole organization: it improves the efficiency of operations, provides insights to the supply chain, tracks assets in inventory, and brings new business models with an increased service component to the marketplace.

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is built on the intersection of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) that enables you to connect physical assets to the digital world.

Posted: Monday, January 4, 2021

If you think that Industrial IoT (IIoT) is like consumer IoT but in an industrial setting, you might have to think again.

Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

As part of our series “Five Questions with,” Sunny Trinh, VP of Demand Creation and Cool Stuff at Avnet, discusses biggest IIoT trends and how the mHUB Accelerator aligns with Avnet's mission as an organization.

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

Thierry Van Landegem, mHUB Accelerator IIoT cohort Executive Director, is an expert on incubating hardtech businesses. He's put together a helpful list of tips & tricks that any hardtech startup can benefit from.

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

As part of our series “Five Questions with,” David Weksel, Director of Strategic Growth at Panduit, discusses the types of technologies he is most interested in and how mHUB Accelerated Incubation & Panduit go hand in hand.

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Many studies have shown that COVID-19 death rate is higher in places with poor air quality. The unfortunate reality of health disparities in overlooked neighborhoods across the country is what inspired Darren Riley and his team to start Rapids Air Quality this year.

Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Sarah Tamilarasan's first few experiences with industrial analytics were no walk in the park: expensive & clunky optimization tools that didn't provide full access to data at hand. In 2017, Sarah took it upon herself to spearhead digitalization and Sotaog was born.

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2020

Miku Jha recognized the lack of access to automation, data, insights in the food and Ag ecosystem after seeing the massive effects of the drought in both California and India in 2016. However, more surprising was the fact that there were very few entrepreneurs who wanted to change this equation.

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The first annual mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition was held on Thursday, December 3rd at 4:30 PM to showcase cutting-edge hardtech startups founded by women and entrepreneurs of color. 

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2020

I had the pleasure talking to Sunny Trinh, VP of Demand Creation and Cool Stuff at Avnet, and Brett Lane, CTO at Panduit. Both are Corporate Partners of our Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Accelerator cohort at mHUB Chicago. We discussed examples and trends in IIoT and smart manufacturing, and how corporations can collaborate with startups to drive innovation.

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Days after the election, individuals, communities and the nation at large are still trying to predict how the results will impact the markets. Despite the differences of the parties’ platforms, however, both Democrats and Republicans ultimately support strengthening the economy and increasing jobs in the U.S. That said, how will emerging tech markets respond and expand in these uncertain times?

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Early-stage hardware companies get only a small slice of the venture capital pie—roughly $1 for every $15 software and other digital startups raise. For under-represented hardware founders, the financing gap is even wider.

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

How the innovation and manufacturing center aims to close the early-stage funding gap for hardtech startups.

Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020

Smart manufacturing — also called Industry 4.0 or manufacturing 4.0 — has been around for some time. Great visions about the future of manufacturing are plentiful, and there are many proofs of concepts, but scaling the digital in manufacturing is significantly less represented. Why? Because not enough attention is paid to the value creation aspect of smart manufacturing. In too many cases it is still seen as a techno spiel more than anything else.

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Digital transformation in a rather conservative manufacturing industry has to cope with several challenges. Here are some the key challenges to overcome that I discussed on October 7th with Karen Kerr & Brian Hand.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Market behavior in previous crises favors sensible business growth and stability, which thrives in the Midwest, Hardtech sectors will lead the way.

Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Every year, Inno recognizes the 50 people and companies that are innovating, growing and thriving in Chicago's tech and startup scene, and this year is no different. Building a company is never easy, but it is most certainly more challenging during a pandemic. The tech companies and startups on our list this year are being recognized for their resilience, dedication and success despite the adversity presented by the pandemic.

Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

mHUB's newly formed Product Impact Fund is a $15M venture fund that invests in seed and early-stage physical product and Hardware companies with deployment from 2020 to 2023. Steve Koch and Mark Tebbe are two of their board members who are involved with the creation of the fund.

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020

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