MakeUp - Hardtech Innovation Series

Our MakeUp Hardtech Innovation series is a collection of incubator, accelerator and hands-on programs designed to foster industry-specific hard-tech development for innovators, entrepreneurs and startups.

>> We wake up industries and make up for what did not happen in the past. <<

In doing so, we focus on the development of hardtech products, because we are firmly convinced that only the right hardware in combination with new technologies will bring about the change we need to really make a difference and create a future worth living. For everyone. 

MakeUp - Hardtech Innovation

We wake up hardtech innovation! In cooperation with our partners Voxdale, Leapfunder & IoT+ Network we will drive the development of new hardtech ideas forward!


In our Accelerator Programme MakeUp Hardtech Innovation we provide early-stage hardtech founders with the necessary prototyping space, equipment, financial support, hands on coaching and knowledge to scale up their idea. In this way, we support the development of sustainable hardtech innovations to finally create a world in which future-oriented coexistence is possible for all.

Everything at a glance:

  • 2 batches – 6 months – 10 startups
  • Hardtech coaching & business workshops
  • Financial support: Up to 96.300€ invested per startup team equity free!
  • Access to experts from our hardtech network
  • Individual prototyping support
  • 24/7 access to our Hardtech Innovation Hub

MakeUp - Internet of Things

We wake up IoT! Together with our partners CODE University for Applied Sciences, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi), de:hub digital ecosystems and IoT+ Network we will train more than 130 students over the next two years to promote the digitalisation of Berlin companies. In our 5-month program, students will turn their ideas and IoT concepts into reality, supported by top-notch coaching, mentoring, machine access, workshops in business and tech, and access to workspace to build their prototypes. This will lay the foundation for successful entry into the workforce and the creation of their own startups and innovative businesses.

Everything at a glance:

  • 2-year tailor-made IoT education program
  • For more than 130 students from various disciplines
  • Hardtech Coaching
  • Machine & Software Workshops
  • Business Workshops
  • Access to experts from the IoT+ Network
  • Individual prototyping budget
  • 24/7 access to our Hardtech Innovation Hub

Current MakeUp Internet of Things press releases:

Der Hardtech Innovation Hub & Makerspace MotionLab. Berlin, die CODE University for Applied Sciences, das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) sowie das IoT+ Network haben das Seminar „MakeUp Internet of Things“ pünktlich zum Wintersemester 2021/22 ins Leben gerufen.

Startup meets Handwerk

Everything at a glance:

Startup meets Handwerk is an accelerator program that brings startups together with craft businesses. Over the course of 5 months, both companies will develop new business ideas in interactive workshops – from apps to prostheses to sustainable means of transport.

  • Cooperation between craft enterprises and start-ups
  • Joint development of products & business fields
  • CROSSOVER event & craftsmen’s breakfast
  • 4 months MotionLab.Berlin membership
  • Tech Workshops
  • Business Coaching

In cooperation with: 

Tayla Sheldrake
More information?

Feel free to contact our program manager Tayla to learn more about our Startup and Education programs. We are always open to strong partnerships and innovative ideas.