Hardware Accelerator Program 2.0

Hardware accelerator program 2.0 a hardware-mobile technology program is jointly administered by The Skolkovo Innovation Centre and HaxAsia, the Singapore based accelerator.

What is hardware 2.0

Accelerator  Hardware accelerator program 2.0 a hardware-mobile technology program is jointly administered by The Skolkovo Innovation Centre and HaxAsia, the Singapore based accelerator.

The purpose of the program is to prepare and develop projects from conceptualisation to finished products, and bringing them to a mass production level or release them as a pilot batch. This method is used to facilitate entry into the global market and testing of consumer demand through crowdfunding on Indiegogo.





For B2C companies having a technological focus

Handheld and embedded devices

Augmented and virtual Reality

Human Machine Interface

Other projects within the sphere of Internet of Things



Objectives of the Start-up Program



Accepting pre-orders through CrowdFunding within global markets


Conceptualisation and creation of product from prototype to pilot production


Creating conditions for attracting next round of investments



Unique aspects of the program


This program is provided free of charge for the residents of Centre of Mobile Technologies in Skolkovo

Rapid product development from industrial design to prototype between 6-9 months

During the first month of their tenure, residents can obtain a pre-seed investment ranging from $25 – 100,000 US Dollars from HaxAsia & HaxVentures

Introduction to CrowdFunding product platform with additional assistance for contract manufacturing from Russia, China, Singapore and Malaysia.

The residents have the ability to secure a mini grant up to 5 million Russian Rubles from Skolkovo Foundation. рублей

Ability to secure funding of up to $220,000 US Dollars, upon completing the accelerator program from HaxVentures with possible next-level investments from our partners in Singapore and United States.


Hardware accelerator 2.0 projects


The hackspace and co-working Center of mobile technology                


HaxAsia - main office in Singapore

Activities, mentoring session and fablab

Co-working for start-ups, acceleration program, after placing the accelerator


Affiliate offices in Shenzhen and San Francisco

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Affiliate office in Shenzhen

For companies that choose to work with Innozen Design for prom. The design and organization of production



The teams who have been in Singapore the program, can also use the affiliate office in San Francisco to launch the campaign, for media tour and short trips


Organizers of the program



The mobile technology centre SKOLKOVO

The mobile technology centre "SKOLKOVO" is the only technology centre, focused on the creation, development and completion on international markets for start-ups in the field of mobile technology.

The main objectives of the centre are the development of business residents, reducing the costs for building a business and creating a community of technology start-ups.

More than 40 residents of the Centre are working within the areas of wearable electronics, technologies of the Internet of things, human-machine interfaces, software development for mobile, embedded and wearable devices, augmented technology and virtual reality. Total revenue of the companies for the year of 2014 amounted to 130 million Rubles, and the investments & grants of about 250 million Rubles.



HaxAsia is an accelerator and seed investor of start-ups in the field of hardware 2.0 (the area of interests include projects related to wearable devices, 3D printing, Internet of things, amongst others). Model HaxAsia is designed to help start-ups in refining their product to industrial designs, bringing them to the crowdfunding platform with follow-up assistance in the organization of contract production and fundraising, in order to accelerate their commercialization. As a result, the time to market of commercialization of technology projects is significantly reduced


Contact information


The Mobile Technology Center SKOLKOVO

Vasily Ryzhonkov
+7 916 004 03 15

Haxasia / HaxVentures

Alexandra Zotova
+7 915 415 59 59