We provide a unique experience and live ecosystem solutions for hackerspaces/fablabs, technoparks that incubate hardware, IoT, deep-tech startups and SMBs. EnCata's offers a complete LEAN and cost-effective ecosystem solution for innovative hi-tech businesses
Human Capital and Innovation Ecosystems play a pivotal role in technological development on any level: City - Region - Country. EnCata created a scalable ecosystem for tough tech startups and small businesses.
Whether in form of MakeIT Center or a Technopark enable convergence of deep-tech startups, SMBs, business angels, VCs, donors and government - all to take advantage from our scalable EnCata Ecosystem Solution. We help the next generation of world-changing companies to born, grow and produce tangible "spillover effect".
We help Universities, Cities and Regions to identify, develop and enable innovation through creating a startup ecosystem for technology transfer.
Building "another technopark" is not enough to help startups and SMBs. With our proprietary software we help to organise innovation process.
We have developed solutions that suit your size: from a school, makerspace/hackerspace or College lab, to an Incubation Technopark
Historically, innovation ecosystems were developed rather sporadically by a cohort of hi-tech companies involved in various government programs. Some other ecosystems emerged as a result of a particular ‘push’ from various government incentives and infrastructure investment.
We have identified that neither private companies , not venture capital investors are willing to invest in innovation ecosystems for two reasons:
(i) low portfolio ROI
(ii) infrastructure and management complexity
As state and local governments realize the importance of stimulating innovation we see scattered investment in the building and commissioning of new Technoparks, incubators, accelerators and state-run VC funds. This is aimed to boost regional or national economies and create new centers of technology excellence for startups and SMEs. Unfortunately, these activities are typically very poorly coordinated, mismanaged and therefore ineffective.
We have (re)invented a new form of ecosystem, which we call the “EnCata Incubation Technopark” and we are teaming with local governments and universities across the globe.
Our approach is to create full circle infrastructure and services IN ONE PLACE to maintain the ‘flow‘ and facilitate the growth of deep tech and scientific startups. The holistic approach is to make available anything from technical experts, rapid prototyping and professional engineering companies VC funds, coworkings, acceleration programs and grants. EnCata offers a comprehensive solution for startup development, unifying various state aid programs into a continuous linked chain from ‘idea’ to the finished product through various support programs and services.
Based on our sophisticated pneumo erection technology TheFIR . tech we are able to create a new technopark or incubation center within 2 months.
The great advantage of this approach is in low CAPEX/OPEX costs, rapid scalability and modularity.
A ‘steel & glass‘ Technopark solution is based on a newly developed modular construction CUBBIE technology (the concept of the incubation Technopark is shown above in the video). It embraces the same goal as the Fast Construction Technopark with a more solid building and holistic approach. This can be either a Brown-field or Green-field project.
In addition to our engineering knowledge and experience in startup lifecycle management, EnCata uses specialised proprietary facility and inventory management software to increase the efficiency of allocated public spending.
The system can be classified as an integrated solution with elements of Internet of Things (IoT), project management, CRM, ERP, smart manufacturing (“Industry 4.0”) and smart office.
EnCata Startup Academy is a mentorship-driven incubation program, helping startups with product development, business-model formulation, technology transfer and proof-of-principle (POP) prototyping.
The successful startups receive funding for engineering prototype development with the engineering catalyst EnCata and go through the 4-week acceleration program. Moreover, B2C-focused hardware startups get funding for a turn-key Kickstarter campaign.
MakeIT Center is a 300 sq.m. (3000 sq.ft.) hackerspace / maker space with a wide range of hardware prototyping equipment (CNC machines, 3D printers, lasers, welding, paintshop, electronics PCB prototyping, etc.). It is the place where technology startups can themselves, or with the help of trained engineers, produce any part, prototype or a mock-up. It is the ideal space for LEAN startups to design their own prototypes and make any product from a door handle to a drone or robot.
Startups flock to coworking spaces and thus it is essential that a new ecosystem provides space for talented founders to share their ideas and learn from each other.
Have the idea of a startup, but don’t know where to begin? The community will help and embrace a new startup member with help of EnCata engineers and liaisoning team.
Fir Tech (www.thefir.tech) is not just a building, but a complete solution and eco-friendly environment for SMEs, businesses and technology startups. We have worked on and adapted existing fast construction technology and made it modular, adaptable and convenient for companies from various industries.
We are able to customise the building and its interior fit-out, focusing on the needs of each business and technopark.