mHUB Hardtech Development

 mHUB Hardtech Development

Located in Chicago Illinois, mHUB is a leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation center that exists to convene the entrepreneurial ecosystem around physical product innovation to ensure that the manufacturing industry continues to accelerate, grow and thrive. The mHUB member base includes over 500 highly skilled engineers, designers and developers that are available for contract research and development projects. mHUB oversees and coordinates innovation teams on behalf of clients through its in-house Hardtech Development department. Our prototyping lab and entrepreneurial community successfully deliver projects from concept and design to prototype and production.

For Manufacturers, Corporations, and SME Teams - Fuel Your Product R&D

 If you are a corporate or SME team looking for support in product research & development, visit

Access To Deep Product Expertise
mHUB’s rich talent pool of over 500+ highly skilled engineers, designers and developers provides access for manufacturers to outsource innovation and product development. As the industry evolves, so does the breadth of talent, technologies and innovation at mHUB. Expertise range from facilitated executive workshops and webinars, to consumer electronics, IoT, commercial and industrial equipment, automation and more.

The Approach
Every project is different. mHUB partners with clients to help define and understand the problems, challenges, and needs. mHUB can jump in at any point of the process to support clients from generating concepts, concept-to-prototype, prototype-to-production, and everything in between. Each team is individually curated to include innovators with the right expertise that is best suited to meet the needs of each unique project. Coupled with speed and quality, mHUB applies a collaborative, iterative, agile and forward-thinking approach to rapid prototyping and product development.

Our Capabilities
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Story-telling
  • Brainstorms
  • Concept Generation
  • Sketches
  • 3D Modeling
  • Human Factors
  • Mobile and Web Design
  • Materials
  • Firmware and Software
  • FEA and CFD
  • Prototyping and Fabrication
  • Automation
  • Process Improvement
  • Sourcing
  • Quoting
  • Pre-Production Manufacturing
  • Webinars on Tech Trends
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Access to Cutting-edge technology
Want to get more out of an isolated project? See how you can engage further with our broad ecosystem for economic development and manufacturing innovation. Visit for more info.

For Engineering and Product Development Specialists - Innovate with mHUB 

Are you an entrepreneurial engineer or product development specialist working on your own hardtech project or looking for freelance contractor opportunities? Does your skillset include mechanical, electrical, or industrial systems engineering, software/firmware development, UX/UI design, project management, or embedded systems? If so, consider applying for a Contractor Membership to mHUB, where you can gain access to the broader ecosystem, tap into diverse projects across industries (from med-tech and energy to wearables and food & beverage), and work alongside experts within those industries.

 See the Application for Contractor Membership

What are the Benefits of being an mHUB Hardtech Development Contractor?

Being an mHUB Hardtech Development contractor has two main benefits: (1) engaging with mHUB's extensive ecosystem of companies interested in product innovation and smart manufacturing, and (2) adding revenue streams to financially support the momentum of your own endeavors while contributing to industry-leading products and services.

 Read how mHUB's Hardtech Development Services has provided $2 Million of Income to mHUB Members.

Have you heard about the mHUB Hardtech Development Contractor Fellowship Program?

The mHUB Hardtech Development Fellowship Program provides access to $5M in equipment and a pipeline for paid work in product design, innovation and R&D with small- to medium-sized manufacturers.

mHUB Hardtech Development Fellows Receive:
  • Complimentary 6-month mHUB membership (worth $2000+)
  • Participation in $80K+ potential contract work for an average of a possible $2,000 - $5,000 in income each month
  • Free access to series of business development classes
  • Portfolio development
 Learn more about the mHUB Hardtech Development Fellowship Program
Meet some of the Hardtech Development consultants!

Our Clients

Client Testimonial:

  • Marmon company logo.
    "We were able to go from problem statement to prototype in less than a month. It’s mHUB’s speed, couple with their flexibility, that’s really hard to beat."

    ~Jeff Garascia, Marmon Holdings, Inc.,Chief Innovation Officer

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