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Bringing India to the forefront

of innovation in the electronics space

About Maker Village

Maker Village is a unique incubator that provides everything necessary for a hardware startup to innovate, design, and build an awesome product. The Incubator operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K) is the nodal agency of the project and other partners are Government of Kerala and Kerala Startup Mission.

applicants

415

Applications

preincubation

03

Preincubates

incubates

64

Incubates

graduates

0

Graduates

Annexe

An annexe has been inaugurated in the IIITMK Campus, Technopark for the benefit of local start-ups who can be incubated in the Trivandrum Region. The IoT Lab in IIITMK Campus functions as the satellite facility of Maker Village.

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Derive

During the ideation stage, where the team has a potential innovative idea, Maker Village provides co-working space, development kits and limited access to equipments and allied facilities for them to develop a Proof of Concept. We help them refine the idea 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 envisages to build the most thriving and equipped hardware ecosystem in the country and become an entrepreneurial hotspot of all makers from anywhere in the world and attract the best startups and entrepreneurs to the facility.

We have build a comprehensive end to end state-of-the-art facility to digitally transform an idea into reality. We are also working with an extensive network of partners in a multitude of areas that would enable entrepreneurs build, launch and scale innovative companies.

Maker Village intends to promote Hardware focussed innovation and set up labs and centres that focus on the current trend and emerging disruptive technologies to bring India to the forefront of innovation in these areas.

We have build a 60000 sqft facility inside the Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kochi, which is part of the largest Integrated Startup Complex 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. This is also a platform for the industry, academia and the startups to collaborate, mentor, educate, research and create products and IP.

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