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Hardware startups and founders offered FREE focused workshops and support

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Central research Lab Boost
Hardware startups and founders take note - these FREE to attend workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions care of CRL, the London based Hardware Accelerator and product focused Coworking space, could be the difference between make or break for your product-based business or idea.

The Central Research Laboratory, based in the The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, West London is driven by the opportunity of connected products, robotics, wearables and the internet of things – helping a new generation of makers and entrepreneurs to embrace manufacturing.

CRL aims to provide the facilities, knowledge and networks to grow world-class product based businesses. Knowledge, of particular focus here, as CRL are currently runningCentral research Laboratory a fully funded programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, called BOOST, which offers support in manufacturing, marketing and investment for companies who are taking products to market.

The programme, which kicked off in October 2017 and will continue to run throughout the course of this year, is aimed specifically at startups and founders, making or looking to make a physical product - and of course bring it to market. 

Our previous article on CRL supported hardware startups or more recently our feature on Chip[s] Board, the CRL supported startup that's on a mission to find value where others see waste with their eco-friendly material made out of potato peel, will give you a good indication on the type of ideas CRL support. 

3 BOOST sessions which are coming soon (taking place in June) and are of particular interest are these workshops which we have listed below for your convenience:

7th June.
Securing Investment as a Hardware Startup, with Jey Jeyasingam, senior tech executive and entrepreneur who has more than 20 years of experience in bringing innovative products to enterprise and consumer space. He is a founder member and CTO of Y-cam, which is one of Europe’s leading smart home security providers.

26th June.
Lessons learnt from Kickstarter with Ben Callicott, Head of Product at Primo Toys, who will be talking through his experience of leading the company through 3 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns, off the back of which $3 million was raised.

June 28th.
Perfecting your Retail Strategy, with Grace Gould, founder of SODA, a platform that curates the best smart products on the market. Grace will be sharing all on how to get your product sold on the high street.

We encourage you to take a look over the sessions listed above. Launching a product to market can be hard going, so this level of expertise and experience on offer, could really be the BOOST your product based business needs to both start, grow or scale. 

Content written in partnership with CRL.


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