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Accelerating commercialization for hardtech

From concept to prototype to production, mHUB removes the barriers for hardtech entrepreneurs and manufacturers to commercialize new physical products and increases the probability of building a sustainable business. Innovators have access to unparalleled resources including state-of-the-art prototyping lab and micro-factory, variable and competitive talent pipelines, networks of industry experts and mentors, a robust manufacturing supply chain, active investors, and comprehensive business, leadership and technical training. 

mHUB's hyper-resourced environment creates the conditions for physical product innovation to thrive resulting in new business creation, revenue, investments, intellectual property and jobs.


 

at the heart of u.s. manufacturing

Located in Chicago, mHUB is positioned at the nexus of collaboration for hardtech startups, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, investors and industry leaders. The leading innovation center is embedded within the most diversified manufacturing economy in the U.S. with over 12,000+ local manufacturers that generate annually $103 billion and employ over 565,000 people and surrounded by an ecosystem of over 2,000 hardtech and digital startups. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by the intersection of digital and hardware innovation, and Chicago leads R&D breakthroughs in advanced technologies including batteries, quantum and edge computing, electronics and sensors, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, Agtech and MedTech. The Midwest region’s hardtech and manufacturing vitality and richness of resources and industry are unmatched for the creation of revolutionary product innovation. 

What is Created Here is Made Here.


with a commitment to diversity

We believe that the diversity of our community is a fundamental strength of our region. Our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice. Achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion and equity that must find full expression in our communities’ culture, values, norms and behaviors. 

 Throughout our work, mHUB supports diversity in all its forms, encompassing but not limited to skill, background, age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. 

Leading by example, we aspire to make diversity a core and abiding strength of the technology and manufacturing sector.

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