The supply chains that manufacture products and their subsequent distribution to customers have come under tremendous pressure since the global pandemic began. How can the global economy respond to a dramatic spike in demand to manufacture products and cheaply deliver them when half of warehouses have insufficient space and nearly 2M manufacturing jobs are vacant?

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

mHUB's Community Partner SparkShop is inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders by bringing fun engineering challenges to the classroom.

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021

A few years back, James Barkley realized how difficult it was to find top tech talent as he was building a team for a manufacturing startup. This market need inspired him to change directions and create his own technology advisory and consulting business called Ekta.

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Clean Energy Trust, Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, mHUB, and Spark Innovation Center today announced that their Midwest Regional Innovation Partnership was selected for an award of over $900,000 from the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC). The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (O TT).

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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

Chicago’s leading innovation centers, mHUB, MATTER and 1871, secure a $2.78M federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to invigorate startups and small businesses through their Chicago Proactive Response (CPR) COVID-19 initiative.

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 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

mHUB today announced the appointment of Kevin Willer as vice chairman of its board of directors. Willer has been an active member of the mHUB executive board since its founding in 2017.

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021

By early 2021, mHUB Hardtech Development services surpassed $2 million dollars of income for members who participate as contractors on research and development projects for product innovation.

Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

NuCurrent's EVP of Intellectual Property, Jay Knobloch, captures some of the business aspects of IP that entrepreneurs in the hardtech industry should consider.

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2021

As Laystrom Manufacturing celebrates its 70th birthday this year, we sat down with Laystrom's President Colin Cosgrove to discuss the past, present, and future of this third generation metal fabrication company.

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Read on as we highlight collaboration and what is possible when we come together.

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

As an mHUB member, Cast21 has been rapidly growing in order to change the way the world heals, starting with broken bones. The medical device company is committed to developing safe, effective products for orthopedic applications.

Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 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

Over the last few months, 12 startup teams from the Italian Trade Agency and 3 startup teams from Canada have been welcomed into the mHUB community virtually.

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Global connectivity is a problem that CEO and Founder Danny Gardner and the Mesh++ team set out to solve 5 years ago. What began as an engineering exercise is now a network solution bringing internet reliability and accessibility to what have historically been hard to reach locations.

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

This workshop, taught by Jarrod Lowery of Do Tank, helped attendees understand the difference between user, buyer, and financer and how to craft a compelling story about how your solution addresses each of their goals.

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2021

Appointment announced as organization deepens commitment to creating more equitable access to its community and resources for underrepresented entrepreneurs

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021