About HWTrek

The collaborative platform for hardware innovation.

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HWTrek is the collaborative platform that empowers Internet of Things (IoT) professionals, like you, building hardware projects - Smart Home, Wearable, Tech Accessories, Industrial, Health, Audio & Video, Toys & Games, Sports, Auto, and Science - to find and secure resources needed at any development stage, speed up the project development process, and deliver a quality product to market.

Meet The HWTrek Team

Lucas
CEO
Roger
VP of Supply Chain Operation
Vivienne
VP of Platform Operation
Kristine
Finance and Admin
Sakae
Senior Consultant - Japan
Jack
Director of Project Development
Joe
Senior Project Manager
Lin
Director of Project Management
Rorschach
Partner Development Director
Mandy
Project Development / Marketing Manager
Vicky
Partner Development Manager
Ken
Project Manager
Cindy
Business Development Manager
Julie
Project Development Manager
Demi
Partner Development Manager
Serena
Project Manager
Jennifer
Partner Development Manager
Danly
Accounting and Admin Specialist
Catherine
Business Development Manager
Alan
Business Development Manager - Japan
Jessie
Business Development Director
Vivie
Sales and Business Assistant
Siegfried
Project Manager
William
Digital Engagement Director
Matthew
Digital Marketing Manager
Keith
Lead Developer
Cindy
UI Designer
Grayson
Junior Art Designer
James
Frontend Developer
Chialin
Senior Frontend Developer
Hank
Backend Developer
Keven
Junior Backend Developer
Sylvia
Junior Backend Developer
Petter
Junior Copywriter
Alvin
Project Mentor

Tools & Services

Collaboration Made Easy

Profile is your HWTrek page that describes your expertise, specialist experience, industry fields you operate in, Projects or Solutions you’re working on, and any other content you may want to publish. Your Profile enables other users to find and connect with you.

Message is a cloud-based collaboration tool to empower communication, a simple way to message and manage conversations with all of your prospects.

  • Groups: chat one-on-one or one-to-many. Set up groups, name them, and keep them organized.
  • To-do: alerts on messages that require your attention.
  • Files: organize all your presentations, spreadsheets, word documents, STEP files, and more in one place.

Project Development Hub (the Hub) is a unique SaaS management tool to power collaboration. The Hub provides custom production plans and supports you on your way to market deployment with collaborators and suppliers.

Creators outline development resources requirements in Project, and invite others to review and offer support or services they have. Projects set in Expert mode are listed on the Discover page to allow Experts to view and contact them directly. Projects set in Private mode are distributed privately by the Project owner and cannot be found on the Discover page.

On the other hand, Experts publish their unique business services in Solution page, and some are offered as advanced Solution - also known as Prestige Solution Programs - for specific packages, such as limited value offers to enter China market. Solutions and Prestige Solution Programs are listed on the Resources page.

Besides providing a cloud-based management tool to facilitate virtual collaboration, we also host the HWTrek Workshops, HWTrek Meetups, and HWTrek Asia Innovation Tour around the world to strengthen your industry network connections.

Take Your HWTrek Experience Up A Notch.

  • Sourcing service: find and engage with suitable partners.
  • Management service: conduct manufacturing feasibility, project management support, quality control, and more at any development phase.
  • Dedicate project manager: tap into the expertise and experience of the HWTrek project management team.

Discover The Perfect Business Match

The Global IoT Community

Creators vs Experts

Creator is professional developing hardware Projects and seeking resources to build their product. On their Project page, Creators outline requirements at different stages - from product design, prototyping, mass production, to retail. Experts can contact and send Solution offers to Creators after reviewing the listed Project resource requirements.

Expert, on the other hand, is vetted enterprise professionals offering turnkey solutions or services. We review all registered Expert before activating their Expert accounts to ensure Creators can seek advice and resources with trust and confidence from quality Experts. Experts are bound by the Terms of Confidentiality agreement when accessing confidential Project information listed on HWTrek.

Experts in the HWTrek community are from a wide range of industries - component distributors, IC design house, manufacturing, wholesale, module suppliers, investors and more; covering a multitude of resource needs at every Project development stage.

Thousands of Professionals Are Collaborating on IoT Projects

Project Needs vs Solution Resources

2934 Projects

1132 Solutions

Project Origin
HWTrek User Base
Project Applications
Industry Expertise

Client Testimonials

Creators and Experts

“Message is a very useful feature to invite Experts to join the group conversation to evaluate potential partners and companies.”

Slovenia

“HWTrek has given us the tools and contacts we needed to be able to scale up our project for the next round of growth.”

Argentina

“The Expert profiles on the platform helped us to get the context and basic trust to build relations with potential partners.”

Ukraine

“We needed some serious electronics and HWTrek was able to meet our rigorous requirements and effectively keep track of the product’s progress through every stage of development.”

United States

“Very helpful to our factory. We don’t need to travel outside China to approach overseas customers. It saves us time and cost.”

Shenzhen

“A matchmaker for those who have great ideas, and for us who have the manufacturing capabilities to realize those ideas.”

Taiwan

“Projects ranging from industrial, health, to drones that are related to our main products. A good platform to find more potential customers.”

Shenzhen

“A good channel for manufacturers and startup companies to find suitable partners, and helps us to find new marketing channels.”

Taiwan

Track Record

  • Betterspot by Hamid Rezazadeh

    Canada

    Bolt Motorbikes by Nathan Jauvtis

    United States

    Bone Wearables by Gaurav Shukla

    United States

    Breez Strip by Firas AlManna

    Saudi Arabia

    Brewie by András Tél

    Hungary

    Digipen by Peter Kaempf

    Germany

    FRETX by Federico Rodriguez

    France

    Hyko by Philipp Mahr

    Netherlands

    MindRider by Arlene Ducao

    United States

    Monument by Ercan Erciyes

    United States

    MuConnect by Prathyusha Kamarajugadda

    India

    Neurofox Brain-Computer-Interface by Robert Langer

    Germany

  • Project Power by Piers Ridyard

    United Kingdom

    Nuve: Kontrol Asset Protection by Antonio Arocha

    United States

    OpenStrom by Matthias Zeitler

    Austria

    PetBot by Zoran Grabovac

    Canada

    PILLO by EMANUELE Musini

    United States

    Pilot Smart Earpiece by Andrew Ochoa

    United States

    Qi Aerista by Rick Ha

    China

    ShokaBell - The Smart Bicycle Light and Bell by Daniel Falus

    Hungary

    Cerberus RC UAV by Adrian Dudok

    Australia

    Smart Helmet by Gustavo Bessone

    United States

    SprayPrinter by Henry Patzig

    Estonia

    Trackener by Pauline Issard

    United Kingdom

  • uHoo by Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng

    China

    YOUMO by Tobias Förtsch

    Germany

    Altizen by Yuying Deng

    Singapore

    Angee by Tomas Turek

    Czech Republic

    Atlas Wristband 3 by Michael Kasparian

    United States

    Keyboardio Model 01 by Jesse Vincent

    United States

    LiMiTs by Kenneth Norton

    United Kingdom

    Virtual Reality Camera by Jason McBride

    United States

    ACTION GIMBAL by Tim Kirchner

    Germany

    Meta One by Jackson Wilkins

    United States

    Micro Drone Development by Vernon Kerswell

    United Kingdom

    Novaerus Smart Tech by Paul Nugent

    Ireland

  • Owlet Baby Monitor by Ben Lee

    United States

    Palette SPOT by Palette Pty Ltd

    Australia

    TAO Wellness by Angel Vassilev

    United States

    TILT by Qaizar Hassonjee

    United States

    BLITAB - TACTILE TABLET by Slavi Slavev

    Austria

    HELLO 4K by Labinot Bytyqi

    United States

    Ibis Network

    United States

    KIWI by Jeff Katz

    Germany

    LOKY by Stephan Hampel

    Germany

    miniMICA by Lutz Troeger

    Germany

    Sonder e-ink keyboard by Francisco Serra-Martins

    Australia

    Ulla - Smart Hydration Reminder by Luka Mali

    Slovenia

Selected Partners

Our Journey Together

Thank you for your support

2014

EE Live!
Milestone: 100 Experts registered. Creators Hooke and Mozbii raised over $200,000 with crowdfunding.
SF Hardware Startup Meetup Sponsor
Project Development Hub (the Hub) Launched
Hardware Startups Lab London
TechCrunch Beijing
Keynote Speaker At hy! summit
APEC Accelerator Network Summit 2014
24th Monte Jade Annual Conference - Science and Technology
HWTrek’s Berlin Office Opened
Computex Taipei
BETAPITCH Berlin
TechCrunch Disrupt New York

2015

Autodesk University 2015
Makers Boot Camp Demo Day Kyoto
Maker Faire Shenzhen
Indiegogo X HWTrek Demo Day Taipei
HWTrek Workshop California
Google X HWTrek EYE Program Demo Day
HWTrek Meetup Shenzhen
Wearable World Congress 2015
HWTrek Workshop UK, Germany, Estonia And Lithuania
CEATEC 2015 Tokyo
TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 San Francisco
HWTrek Prize Winner - swocket At BETAPITCH Berlin

2016

SXSW Interactive Festival 2016
CES 2016
SZTV News: Online Platform Facilitates Suppliers To Grow Their Network.
HWTrek Workshop Portugal and Slovenia
HWTrek Workshop Seattle and Portland
Global Sources X HWTrek
Keynote At China Hardware Innovation Battle
CeBIT 2016

Media Coverage

Wall Street JournalForbesTech in AsiaIEEE SpectrumBloombergINSIDEThe Next WebEntrepreneurVenture BeatFabcross36KrTechCrunchCNETCrowdfund InsiderPANDOMikroElektronikaIoT NowSina NewsTechOrangeBusiness NextThe BridgeEconomic Daily NewsDIGITIMESTechNewsMobile GeeksLeiPhonePanXChina TimesTechNodeeWeekGartnerBusiness Weekly