How awesome the startups of our speakers are?

    Maybe at this time, you’re still trying to realize if this session is relevant for you. We think news speak for themselves. Just look at these ones:   Trigger.Systems Trigger.Systems is on the spotlight these days and for several reasons. Trigger.System engaged with Portugal Ventures with the former investing in the company with[…]

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HwC Session #6 – List of Showcases

Hey there We’re pretty sure that at this moment you’re wondering what startups will be there to present their technology. In all it’s glory, here’s the breakdown of the some of the startups that will be next wednesday at our Centro Cultural e de Congressos. CosmoNauta COSMO concentrates all the data you need for the[…]

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HwC @ Pixels Camp – Football table IoT ready

Football is cool, right? What about a football table? And what about Football table IoT ready? Don’t know what it is? Check it at Hardware City booth. Description: A football table will be available for anyone to play. This table is speciall because is IoT ready! You can check the score online . Where: HwC[…]

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HwC @ Pixels Camp – Hacking Challenge

Nothing is quite exciting as a challenge. Why not enroll on a Hacking Challenge? The Makey Claw is a hacking project The altLab collective, created for the community to experience the i2c or serial communication protocols using microcontrollers. The aim is to trim creativity and bring the makers to rethink the interaction interface with the[…]

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HwC @ Pixel Camp – Digital Fabrication

Developing hardware projects can be a lot easier when someone who has been through your struggle is right next to you sharing the words of wisdom. And that’s what we want to empower you with! At Pixel Camp we will repeat one of our classics: Hardware City Talks In these sessions you’ll be able to learn how to use[…]

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Hardware City Session #5 – Food and beverages

Tech is best served cold… and along with something in our stomach. We don’t want just anything for our Sessions, so we’d like to show you our gorgeous (and favorite we must say) sponsors: Maldita Maldita Craft Beer is a multi award winner from Aveiro and will give you the opportunity to taste their set of different[…]

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Hardware City Session #5 – List of Showcases

Hey there Probably you’re still stoked with the win of our football team. Our full list of showcasers will not make you any better. Here they are: Makers 3DPonics – David Silva   David Silva brings us an hands-on session merging 3D printing and hydroponics. 3Dponics is an open-source initiative for the development of 3D[…]

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Session #4 – Greetings to our Sponsors

On the aftermath of our HARDWARE CITY Session #4 – European Maker Week, we would like to thank to our dear sponsors. Without them, the event would not be possible the way it did. Câmara Municipal de Aveiro [Link] CMA was one of our first partnerships. They ensure that we have all equipment we need[…]

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HARDWARE CITY Session #3 – João Costa

João Costa is an Electronic and Computer Engineer working at SAR – Soluções de Automação e Robótica Lda, an Start-Up of University of Minho founded at 2006. Currently he is manager of, a  SAR’s brand directly associated to educacional market. He is excited to present the SAR’s history as a Start-Up that began to[…]

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HARDWARE CITY Session #3 – André Sousa

André Sousa is Co-CEO and one of the two founders of ISSHO Technology, a startup that developed a 3D configuration tool to allow mass customization to furniture manufacturers. He’s a graduate engineer from University of Porto, with business management and finance training. His career started at Sonae Sierra’s shopping center developments. After that, he moved[…]

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HARDWARE CITY Session #3 – Hugo Silva

Hugo believes he’s one of the few lucky people that can say he worked very few days in his life… not because of lack of a job (fortunately), but because when you do stuff you love and you’re passionate about almost every single day, there’s no boundary between what’s work and what’s just pure fun.[…]

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  We are happy to announce the HARDWARE CITY Session #3! After a crowded and sometimes messy second session, we are announcing an HARDWARE CITY Session with new facilities, equipment and more prepared to receive you! We will bring to you three guests and this time, a pitch of a new product from a maker![…]

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A Crowdsourced Map of the Hardware Ecosystem

We invite everyone to contribute to an Open Directory for Hardware Ecosystem, by filling in key information divided into four main categories: contract manufacturers, startups, maker communities and talents. Over and over we find the same problem: companies looking for someone to provide a certain service, entities looking for manufacturers to help them produce their[…]

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Join our Slack Community

We’re starting something new toward a live and organic hardware community. We have a bold vision for HARDWARE CITY. One of our main goals is to galvanize a community of entrepreneurs, contract manufacturers and makers around one table, working together in a city-style-organization. By no means is this a simple task! That’s why we would[…]

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Hardware City Session #2 – André Cardote

André Cardote is the Director of Engineering for Veniam. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering / Vehicular Networks from the University of Aveiro in 2014. During his Ph.D., he spent time at Carnegie Mellon University as a visiting researcher. While his main expertise is computer networks, he is also interested in electronics[…]

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Carlos Alves, guest of HwC Session #1


Carlos Alves was HARDWARE CITY Sessions’ first guest. Carlos is one of the co-founders and administrator of HFA – Eletrónica e Telecomunicações – one the biggest and most important companies of electronic assembling in Portugal – and Globaltronic, an electronics company operating in the fields of energy efficiency, general electronics and telecommunications. For all those[…]

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