Taking hardware from concept to commercialisation

A program designed by hardware innovators for hardware innovators

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What is Elevate

Taking Hardware from concept to commercialization

Creating a hardware startup is easier than ever. The democratisation of hardware has made hardware accessible to non-technical people. Yet, scaling remains the single biggest challenge facing hardware startups and SMEs. Moving from design to mass production remains very challenging.

ELEVATE, created by Western BACE and HardworX, will support Victorian Founders who have a desire to design, create, bring to market and mass manufacture a hardware product.

ELEVATE will be a twelve month hardware focused program that will consist of meetups, masterclasses, bootcamps, 1-1 expert support and an in depth innovation tour of the Melbourne hardware ecosystem. ELEVATE will focus on demystifying product design, manufacturing and supply chain.

ELEVATE will be delivered as a not-for-profit, community-driven program with content created by hardware innovators for hardware innovators.

Program Overview

Gain insights and capability to successfully design and deliver a hardware product at scale, from concept to commercialisation.

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Program Focus

By demystifying the hardware product design, manufacturing and supply chain, Elevate participants will come away with the confidence to anticipate and address the risks of scaling up, understanding the range of quality and cost options for manufacturing, exposure to expert knowledge and potential suppliers, design and manufacturing partners which all leads to reduced execution risk.

Register your Interest

Full name*

Phone number*

Postcode of residence*



Are you an entrepreneur working in a hardware startup?


If no, what is your occupation?

Your company name
(your startup or employer business name)

What is your primary involvement with hardware?

How would you rate your knowledge of hardware product design processes

How would you rate your knowledge of hardware manufacturing processes

How would you rate your knowledge of supply chain management

Which of these best describes your current hardware development phase?

Our Team


A community driven business hub where people matter, feel a sense of belonging and are supported in striving for growth and excellence.



Demystifying manufacturing and the hardware supply chain to help startups and SMEs scale successfully and sustainably.