HWHackathon is aimed at identifying students with strong passion to innovate tech-enabled solutions to solve real-world problems, who have ‘Ideas with potential’ or 'Ideas worth prototyping' and display a serious intent to learn the tech skills, and to rapidly prototype deployable solutions under the guidance of experts.
HWHackathon.2018.1 is 56 hours hardware hackathon from [8AM] 7th Feb to [4PM] 9th Feb, 2018 in Coimbatore at our 20,000 sq.ft facility that includes HWjunction - the one-stop hackspace for full-spectrum hardware innovation offering equipment, tools, and resources in IoT, electronics, desktop fabrication, 3D printing, drones, and automation & robotics, to support the design, development, and testing of ‘manufacturing’ ready prototypes.
With the mantra ‘Right HACK, Hack RIGHT’, the students shall hack a basic PoC for their innovative ideas using the resources and equipment offered along with experts. Top 3 teams win a fully sponsored admission to ProtoSemMI, a value of INR 75,000 per student each, chosen by a jury of experts based on their MUP Pitch &PoC Demo. Top 10 MUPs gets selected for the ProtoSem MI.
A full-fledged pre-incubation program involving intensive skills and competencies development aimed at preparing the students for building deployment ready prototypes within a 3-month time-frame.
By participating in the HWHackathon.2018.1 from 7th February 2018 and winning it!Visit Protosem Portal
FORGE - is the incubation enterprise launched by the Coimbatore Innovation & Business Incubator (CIBI), founded with the vision to create & catalyse innovation powered enterprises that harness the power at the intersection of hardware, software, and computing technologies to solve real-world problems, creating economic gains and delivering social impact. FORGE.FACTORY - the 20,000 sq.ft incubator established in Coimbatore, includes HWjunction - the fully integrated lab for full-spectrum hardware innovation offering equipment, tools, and resources in computing (AI/ML), IoT, electronics, desktop fabrication, 3D printing, drones, and automation & robotics, to support the design, development, and testing of ‘manufacturing’ ready prototypes.
FORGE offers holistic incubation services covering innovation, grant, acceleration, and seed capital investment to transform innovative ideas into successful enterprises with potential for growth, impacts and profits.FORGE has achieved steady and significant progress in our vision to become a 360D Incubation Enterprise, built on the 3 pillars of our strategy and operations - value creation & delivery, revenue generation, and self-sustainable growth. Founded on this principle is our strategy to build a multi-level portfolio of programs that combine to offer a comprehensive suite of services throughout the startup lifecycle from ideas to enterprises.