The Hardware Tribe Camp 2017 will provide you with the possibility to identify the biggest pain points in the production lines of two of the biggest players on the market. You have the chance to develop new business ideas in interdisciplinary teams and/or to create new products and services without any risk.
The goal of the project is to position your solution or work on a working technical approach in cooperation with the industry partners to solve existing challenges.
The camp is made up of the kick-off workshop, acceleration days and the Demo Day in Wattens. During these days you will receive additional input, access to exclusive mentors and work with the experts of Swarovski and Plansee. During the whole period of the Hardware Tribe Camp you will have access to the co-working and prototyping space of Werkstätte Wattens and weekly check-in calls with your industry partners.
Driven by the vision to solve hardware-related challenges and create new products through rapid prototyping, Werkstätte Wattens, WhatAVenture and the Standortagentur Tirol partnered to connect leading startups and market leaders. The goal is a prototype, process or proof of concept and a cooperation model between the established corporate and the startup. By combining the strengths of all partners, we build a high impact innovation format.
Centered around the infrastructure and facilities of the Center for Rapid Innovation, the FabLab, at Werkstätte Wattens
Powered by the scouting and matching expertise of WhatAVenture
Partnering with the network and cluster knowledge of Standortagentur Tirol
The Swarovski Group
The Swarovski Group comprises of four divisions dealing with optical instruments, production of grinding, sawing, drilling, and dressing tools, design of jewelry and high-quality crystal, genuine gemstones and finished products. What started in 1895 as small crystal manufacturing business in Wattens, Austria, has grown to be a global company making every day extraordinary. With a rich history and a culture of creativity, Swarovski is committed to growth and to maintaining its place at the forefront of design, creativity and technological innovation. Swarovski’s products are sold in approximately 170 countries and production locations are in Austria, China, Czech Republic, India, Liechtenstein, Thailand, Vietnam, and the US with more than 26,000 employees, and a revenue of about 3.4 billion euros (in 2016).
The Plansee Group
The Plansee High Performance Materials division as part of the Plansee Group is entirely focused on producing, processing and marketing the refractory metals molybdenum and tungsten. The Plansee Group is also committed to ensuring a sustainable supply of raw materials. Applications are in the coating-, lighting-, power-, electronic- , medical industry, as well as in the power distribution and thermal processes. Operating in more than 21 countries, the Plansee Group generates around 1.18 billion euros (in 2016) gaining market shares in China and Southeast Asia.