iDM2 Hardware Accelerator Application Page

Accelerate your hardware development today

What is iDM2?

iDM2 is an acronym that stands for “Idea, Design, Manufacture and Market”. It is a 6-month hardware product development program that brings your innovations from lab to market in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

iDM2 provides intensive training in market analysis, market positioning, meeting accreditation criteria and IP application. It fast tracks your startup’s production and helps you achieve commercial viability without delay. Through iDM2, harness the innovation momentum and production prowess of the Greater Bay Area. Learn from industry leaders on how to optimize your product design and reduce manufacturing costs. 

What will iDM2 give you?

Through iDM2, you will:

  • Attend Design for Manufacturing (DFM) training workshops and Greater Bay Area workshops with leading manufacturers and industry giants; 
  • Enjoy professional consultations with experts from 10 manufacturing fields;
  • Learn how to translate design into a finished product and reduce development costs;
  • Create a sound business plan that covers market identification, intellectual property and accreditation requirements;
  • Access state of the art manufacturing facilities in the greater bay area;
  • Gain the opportunity to join the Global Acceleration Academy and utilize HKSTP’s Industry Connect Service to accelerate growth.

Virtual Tour

Watch our graduates connect with leading factories and manufacturing partners in Dongguan, China. Take a sneak peak of our exclusive workshops and sharing sessions here:

How Do I Apply for iDM2?

In order to apply for the iDM2 program, you need to:

  • Be one of HKSTP’s incubatees, partner companies, Sci-Tech Challenge candidates, or FHKI STAR Programme candidates.
  • Have 2 representatives to be eligible for enrollment 

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Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based on their product development status.


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