HardTech is Canada’s premier hardware technology-focused conference, featuring prominent thought leaders that are putting Canada on the map for hardware and semiconductor innovation, producing transformative experiences, creating groundbreaking products with a global impact, and inspiring the next generation of tech titans.
In its 2nd year, HardTech has grown to reach a global audience that discusses ideas, opportunities, and challenges surrounding hardware and semiconductors. Attendees include new and established tech Founders and CEOs, investors and advisors, enterprise, government and media.
Hosted by ventureLAB, our mission is to emphasize the importance of hardware technology and the impact it has around the world.
HardTech takes place on November 9, 2022 as a hybrid conference: join us in-person at ventureLAB or virtually from anywhere in the world.
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HardTech brings together industry leaders in hardware technology to discuss the latest developments in the field and share their insights.
Connect with 500+ attendees across Canada in various ways; participate in matchmaking, learn from experts, or socialize and network over coffee and drinks.
Learn about challenges from established Founders and discover the kinds of support is available from advisors and enterprises.
Eight Canadian companies developing hardware and semiconductor-focused products will pitch for a cash prize.
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HardTech features in-depth and candid conversations with leaders of industry on innovation, the supply chain disruption, chip shortages, automobility, medical technologies, optimizing talent in tech, and more.
Get a look at Canada’s top companies with hardware and semiconductor-focused products as well as service providers that are potential future partners for your business.
HardTech being hybrid means potential connections across the country and around the world.
Take advantage of a concentrated gathering of Founders and advisors in the hardware and semiconductor space.
Eight Canadian Hardware companies compete for 1 of 2 cash prizes totaling $50,000. They are:
1. Argentum Electronics
5. One Silicon Chip Photonics
8. VoxCell BioInnovation
Innovation in Canada: Dealing with Supply Chain Disruptions and the effects on National Security and Economic Development
Global supply chain disruptions and worldwide chip shortages continue to be an urgent issue. These concerns have only been exacerbated with increase in inflation rates, geopolitical conflicts and dynamics, and COVID-19 cases continuing around the world. Join us in discussing the impacts of supply chain issues and chip shortages on national security, economic recovery, and growth opportunities for Canada.
Moderated by Erin Bury
Four out of eight Canadian hardware companies will pitch for a chance to win one of two cash prizes totaling $50,000. Hear from our Pitch Judges as they give feedback live.
Robert Dennison, BDC
Julia Elvidge, Chipworks
Steve Hikida, Intel
Sagar Satish, Astera Labs
Colin Webster, Risk Capital
Healthcare is one of Canada’s hallmark industries and also systematically antiquated. Canadian companies and startups are creating intelligent solutions to propel healthcare into a previously only imagined future, revolutionizing patient care, surgical timelines, and recovery. Join the discussion on how semiconductors, AI, and advanced manufacturing have been driving factors behind these innovations to deliver more intelligent data and decision-making for Canadian healthcare.
With smart transportation and mobility on the rise, join us as we explore the importance of chips (and high-speed processing) in the automobility sector. We know chips power our vehicles of the future — but they also play a critical role in helping innovators build solutions for vibrant cities, improve traffic flow, increase efficiencies, remove redundancies and fuel emission to benefit the quality of life for citizens.
Moderated by Anita Balakrishnan, The Logic
The remaining four Canadian hardware companies pitch for a chance to win one of two cash prizes totaling $50,000. Hear from our Pitch Judges as they give feedback live.
Optimizing Tech Talent in Hardware and Semiconductor Industry
From new sustainable chip innovations and hardware advancements, Canada is home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge hardware and semiconductor innovations. However, attracting STEM talent and optimizing it for the hardware and semiconductor industry is crucial for executing on Canadian tech potential. How can companies best leverage the tech talent both here and abroad and optimize these expertise to progress faster and farther?
Moderated by Erin Bury, CEO, Willful
The Pitch Judges reveal their choices for the winners of this year's HardTech Pitch Competition
Opportunity to network with our speakers, pitch finalists, judges, and other fellow conference attendees!
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