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About Maker Village

Maker Village is the largest electronic hardware incubator and ESDM facility in the country, which is a pioneering startup initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India with Indian Institute of Information Technology, Trivandrum as the implementation agency and Kerala Startup Mission as the supporting partner. With a string of high-quality hardware startup companies from across the country developing exciting products in cutting edge technologies, Maker Village is cruising on its way to create a vibrant hardware ecosystem in the part of the world.  Within a very short span of time since its inception, Maker Village has made significant strides with 4 granted patents, 30 filed patents, 22 startups getting their fist Purchase Orders and 26 startups in the productisation stage.

applicants

1200

Applications

preincubation

03

Preincubates

incubates

64

Incubates

graduates

8

Graduates

Annexe

Maker Village has got an annexe at  Techno Park campus, Trivandrum  with an exclusive IOT lab as a satellite centre

 

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Derive

During the ideation stage, the team with a potentially innovative idea is provided with co-working space, development kits and access to equipment and allied facilities to develop a Proof of Concept. The idea is refined to ensure that there is a business case to it.

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Design

Companies start product design and prototyping envisioning a market viable product. Maker Village provides the startups with electronics design automation tools and mechanical design tools, as well as marketing and prototyping facilities. Financial assistance is also provided through grants, loans to promising teams.

Development

During this stage the engineering design and development is undertaken by the startups to build a fully functional product after taking into account the modalities of Industrial design and DFM. Maker Village provides all the necessary support through mentoring by subject matter experts and, various labs, equipments and technologies. The startups are also provided with co investment opportunities and would be able to leverage the extensive partner network for product outreach and forging alliances and associations. Maker Village aso works with International accelerators for reaching a global audience and promising startups will be supported.

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Objectives

Maker Village is promoting Hardware focussed innovation though setting up labs and dedicated centres that focus on the current trend and emerging disruptive technologies to bring India to the forefront of innovation in these areas.

Maker Village has built  60000 sqft facility as part of the Integrated Startup Complex, which is the largest exclusive startup facility in the country. The facility has co-working spaces, conference rooms, electronics and Instrumentation labs, Metal Machining area, Industrial 3d Printing and Plastics facility and an Industrial SMT Line. Maker Village also serves as a platform for the industry, academia and the startups to collaborate, mentor, educate, research and create products and IP.

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