…The future of hardware…visit ThingsCon. Berlin, 2-3 May 2014…(2nd day @ Kalkscheune)

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What is Things about?

ThingsCon is a two-day conference about the future of the hardware ranging from Internet of Things, connected devices and wearables to 3D printing and new manufacturing techniques.

The program consists of two full days: In one day of workshops and intimate sessions, and one day of talks on the big stage, a line-up of international top notch speakers and thought leaders will cover everything it takes to grow a hardware product from prototype to scaling business – and help participants build the products of tomorrow.

Additionally, a city-wide Hardware Day Berlin on 2 May 2014 will provide ample opportunity for satellite events, meetups and other ways to foster community, collaboration and exchange of ideas in Berlin as one of Europe’s emerging hardware hubs.

Who is Things for?

We expect about 250 founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, investors, engineers, designers and software developers, marketing and brand people, tinkerers and innovators from all kinds of backgrounds at the core event, plus several hundred more at satellite events.

Topics covered include: designing for hardware and IoT products; engineering, electronics and technology; integration of hardware products and software services; business models, scaling, manufacturing and finance; tools of the trade; and lots of insights and experiences from the field. For a more indepth look at who we build Things for, please read this blog post.

The goals:

  • to create a space for the emerging new hardware ecosystem to gather, exchange ideas, collaborate, and build sustainable businesses together;
  • to help makers, Internet of Things (IoT) and hardware folks to realize their potential through knowledge transfer, networking, and exposure;
  • to help establish Berlin as a leading global hardware hub;

What can you get out of Things?

We’re aiming to create a wide range of activities and opportunities for you. In in-depth workshops, you can work alongside with other experts and learn from each other. In talks, presentations and demos those who’ve been there, done that share their insights and learnings, helping you to avoid pitfalls where possible. And you’ll get to meet all the peers, mentors, engineers, designers, VCs, tinkerers, and Other Interesting People that you could wish for. So next time you’re facing a challenge, you’ll know who to call. In other words, you’ll leave with lots of new knowledge, new energy, and new contacts and friends. Still wondering? We recommend reading this blog post, and feel free to get in touch.


The workshops (May 2) will take place at Berlin’s premier coworking space, Betahaus, where we will have a full floor to ourselves to workshop, network, hack, learn and connect. Betahaus is located at Prinzessinnenstr. 19/20, 10969 Berlin. The nearest subway stop is Moritzplatz on the U8 line which stops less than a two-minute walk away.

ThingsCon Location (Day Two)

The second day (May 3) will take place at Kalkscheune, a gorgeous former industrial machine factory in Berlin Mitte, which is very close to S+U Oranienburger Tor. Kalkscheune is located at Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin.


Join us to see the future of hardware!

Regular tickets are now on sale for 370 EUR (incl. VAT).




Kalkscheune – the event location with a difference situated in downtown Berlin …ideally suited for functions, conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, banquets, gala evenings, fashion shows, awards ceremonies, press conferences, events, etc. Located along Friedrichstrasse, within walking distance of the Brandenburg Gate, and of Museum Island and close to the central railway station, the Kalkscheune Centre provides setups and seating arrangements from 10 to 1,500 guests. Varied rooms in a landmarked building and a green inner courtyard provide a very special framework for your function. We will be happy to assist you in planning and realising your event. Please contact us for further information.