Generally, we’re interested in networking and electrical technologies that create value for our customers.
2. Why does Panduit work with early-stage startups?
3. What are the biggest trends you see in IIoT over the next 5-10 years?a. Edge computing will support IIoT: Edge computing or “mini data centers” with self-contained compute, storage and network will co-locate with dense IIoT applications to reduce latency and improve utility and performance of automation and machine learning.
4. What are your innovation priorities as an organization?
As with other manufacturers, Panduit competes by anticipating and meeting future customer demands in chosen markets. We’re looking to gain first mover and sustainable advantages by providing disruptive products and solutions through a comprehensive approach to innovation that includes both organic and startup partnerships. Our priorities in IIoT:
5. How does mHUB Accelerated Incubation, and accelerators in general, align with Panduit's innovation strategy?
Our alignment is rooted in our partnership with mHUB and Avnet to attract the finest IIoT startups to this Accelerator. The mHUB Accelerator brings significant infrastructure, including an impressive startup community, extensive prototyping capabilities, tailored educational programs, industry leading mentors, and of course cash to startups to optimize the likelihood of success. The bottom line is that this accelerator provides a unique opportunity for Panduit to connect with quality startups to jointly disrupt markets.
The applications for the IIoT cohort of the mHUB Accelerator, sponsored by Avnet & Panduit, close on December 21st. For more information on the 6-month program for hardtech startups, click here.