Full datetime event: 

Sunday, December 10, 2017From 11:45 am to 2:30 pm


Dream Factory
90 Maribyrnong Street
Footscray, VIC 3011


Welcome to our Melbourne event at Dream Factory , this month our speaker Vela Georgiev will talk about"Insights from Shenzhen Innovation Tour".

Vela Georgiev

During Vela's 15 year's as an engineer, she has worked on all aspects of the product development lifecycle, from ideation to minimum viable product through to full turnkey manufacture by offshore contract manufacturing partners.

Gain insights into what it takes to design and deliver a hardware product at scale.

Come hear the latest Shenzhen updates from HardworX tour participants who spent one intensive week on the ground, visiting accelerators, makerspaces, factories, Maker Faire Shenzhen, etc.

Learn what's unique about Shenzhen's hardware ecosystem and how can Australian companies, large and small, partner with Shenzhen and "Innovate with China.”

Why Shenzhen?

Shenzhen was China’s first National Innovative City pilot area and was included in the first group of National Intellectual Property Rights Pilot Cities. Science and technology have become the main engines behind Shenzhen’s economic development. R&D investment from across all levels of society (95% of which came from companies) accounted for approximately 4.02% of China’s GDP in 2014, equivalent to the level of South Korea, the world’s second highest ranking country in terms of R&D investment to-GDP ratio. In 2014, 11,600 PCT international patent applications were filed, up 15.9% year on year, and Shenzhen has accounted for approximately half of the nation’s PCT
applications for 11 consecutive years.

Shenzhen is known as the “Silicon Valley of Hardware” and is committed to building itself into an international makers’ centre. Forbes’ China publication has ranked mainland Chinese cities’ innovative capabilities for the last five years, and Shenzhen was ranked number one in 2011 and 2014.

Event Agenda:
• 12:00: Speakers' Talks
• 13:30: Light Lunch and Networking

This event is supported by:
• HardworX: A specialized consulting service which works with companies to develop and execute strategies for scalable growth with a focus on operations, manufacturing and supply chain management.

• ACASE: Australia-China Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE) is a not-for-profit organization encouraging connections and collaborations between scientific innovators and industry throughout Australia and China. www.acase.org.au

Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.