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  • Product Development Roadmap

    6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM

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    Learn the necessary steps to take your prototype to commercialized product. A product roadmap helps you forecast the specifics of when and how to build product features and increase customer satisfaction. This class is taught by Eli Share of BOSCH.

  • Quality Management and Control Methodologies

    6/28/2019 10:30:00 AM

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    The term “quality” can be a very vague topic in the manufacturing world. In this class, we'll provide guidelines on how to quantify the quality of your products, as well as give an overview of effective strategies such as 5S, Lean, and Six Sigma. Whether you are building your product in-house or leveraging a contract manufacturer, this class will arm you with the knowledge to hold everybody on the team accountable for shipping products at the level of efficiency and quality your brand deserves.

  • SparkShop: How To Make Anything

    6/29/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Join mHUB and SparkShop for: How to Make Anything! Kids will experiment with a number of different manufacturing methods taught along a historical timeline: from ancient methods of metal-forming to modern 3D printing and rapid prototyping. This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!

  • Business Model Canvas: Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs

    7/8/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    One of the strongest tools in the entrepreneur's repertoire: Business Model Canvas. When used to its full potential, Business Model Canvas helps companies align on their current state, ideate new paths forward, and design an impactful future. This workshop, taught by Jarrod Lowery of Do Tank, will help you understand the difference between your user, buyer, and financer, and how to craft a compelling story about how your solution addresses each of their goals.

  • Second Annual Veteran Career Summit

    7/11/2019 8:30:00 AM

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    On July 11 beginning at 8:30 AM, the half-day annual summit will provide tools, resources, and networking opportunities for attendees while highlighting the value of developing a veteran’s workplace initiative including creating long-term career opportunities and discussing strategies to ensure success.

  • STEM Stars: HELP YOUNG WOMEN SHINE IN STEM

    7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    Curiosity is inherent, but exposure is acquired. Today, more than ever, it is so important to empower and provide girls exposure to making, tinkering and STEM fields to help them prepare for valuable life experiences and careers. Join us for an afternoon of learning, with lab workshops in 3D printing, laser cutting, and electronics; and panel for parents to learn ways to pave a path of curiosity and exposure for your daughters and young women in your life.

  • Overseas Sourcing and Manufacturing

    7/18/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Join us for an interactive discussion on overseas sourcing and manufacturing. You'll get insights into the process from four experienced entrepreneurs, Joe Born of Aiwa, Paul Hersko of PGH Industries, Greg Cullen of Jolted Thoughts, and Richard Beien of Limitless Studios. The discussion will address why it’s beneficial to outsource (specifically to China), considerations for factory selection, what to keep in mind when managing payment plans, and more!

  • Design For Manufacturing: Plastics

    7/19/2019 10:30:00 AM

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    Almost every product being launched today utilizes plastic components in some way. This is because a properly designed plastic part can be just as strong as its metal rival, but lighter, and much less expensive. The catch? Tooling costs can be high, and design mistakes can be costly, if not fatal, to a startup. Special guest, Dave Low, Co-Founder and VP of Operations at Prismier, LLC will teach us about the engineering and economics of successfully designing parts for Plastic Injection Molding.

  • SparkShop: Innovation For All

    7/20/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Join mHUB and SparkShop for: Innovation For All! Kids will learn and practice the product design cycle against a design challenge by brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and presenting their own inventions. This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!

  • Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery

    7/25/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Understanding your market and your customer is vital to securing your company’s competitive edge. Led by Patrick Donohue of Snapon, this class will explain the importance of market research/industry analysis and how they can inform your product development and cover best practices for outsourced and DIY’d research. Then, the conversation will shift to customer discovery and how to find and secure customer validation.

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HOSTING AN EVENT AT mHUB

mHUB has over 5000 square feet of premiere event space. Our large event space is perfect for networking events, panels, corporate meetings and gatherings. We also have several smaller classroom and conference rooms great for private meetings, classes/trainings, and small meetups. Every year mHUB hosts more than 300 events in our space. We see everything from meetup groups, to hackathons, to corporate networking events. 

We host events that are compatible with our commitment to growth in the manufacturing innovation ecosystem. 

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FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS

Thank you to those who joined us for our 2nd Annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The event saw over 300 attendees gathered to recognize corporate leaders, product developers, and small manufacturers. Your continued support of the region’s innovation in physical product development shows the power of this community. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Chicago region's manufacturing ecosystem. All event sponsorship and proceeds supported mHUB and DMDII's programmatic initiatives including education, diversity and inclusion, outreach to small manufacturers, and scholarships. 

THE REVOLUTION

The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses physical product development with digital processes to impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenges ideas about what it means to be human. Central to this revolution are emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligience. It is a techological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.

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