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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

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

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

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

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

How Chicago’s Hardtech Startups Repurposed Non-Traditional Components To Fill Critical Supply Chain Gaps During The Early Days of the Pandemic.

Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

What does the product development world look like as we remain, at least partially, distanced?

Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Taking the lens of an employee’s journey, leaders have made decisions and found solutions that can serve as a foundation for others preparing to bring employees, visitors, and customers safely both physically and psychologically back to the workplace.

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020





Innovators & Entrepreneurs are Pivoting for a Cause at mHUBEntrepreneurs and engineers at mHUB have come together to pivot their focus onto creating new solutions for PPE and medical equipment. They are leveraging readily available and low-cost materials that can be developed quickly in the immediate fight against COVID-19.



























In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, mHUB’s community of makers and physical product entrepreneurs turned their attention to developing solutions to increase the supply of vital personal protective and medical equipment to support the region’s healthcare system. Entrepreneurs have been working tirelessly, and-in-hand ...

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020

mHUB Hardtech Development (HD) gives small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) the exclusive opportunity to harness the unique creativity of an entrepreneurial community.

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

mHUB Hardtech Development (HD) gives small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) the exclusive opportunity to harness the unique creativity of an entrepreneurial community.

Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

In October of 2015, I began a fellowship with World Business Chicago having no background in economic development or much of an idea what might be in store for me as I embarked on my journey to “market initiatives under Mayor Emanuel’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.”

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018

On Wednesday night, mHUB premiered our Industry Disruptors talk series, a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. The kickoff featured Brad Keywell, co-founder and CEO of Uptake, interviewed by his good friend Adam Waytz, a psychologist and associate professor at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017

mHUB has always aimed to inspire and cultivate future entrepreneurs and engineers, with programs such as June’s Hebocon and August’s STEM Stars Event. When mHUB was presented with an opportunity to serve as a home and resource center for Ogden International School’s Robotics Team, the mHUB team immediately jumped aboard.

Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017

This past week, over 400 venture capitalist and innovators convened in Chicago at Venture Summit to celebrate the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community. After all the pitches, panels and showcases, it became evident, that Chicago's diversified ecosystem provides the talent and resources to dominate the Internet of Things.

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invited mHUB’s founder and managing director, Bill Fienup, to Washington, DC for a Nation of Makers meeting with leading makerspace managers from around the United States.

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

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