The Melt

The Melt

The Melt powers the creation of Australia's leading hardware innovations. Whether you're a startup or a corporate, The Melt is your answer to grow and scale globally successful products.

Building physical products is hard

The Melt, based at Dashworks Makespace, has been designed to target these challenges and help both startups and corporates to rapidly prove, prototype, pilot and produce successful hardware products. It includes:

The Melt Accelerator for startups is a structured program with funding, tools, connections, mentoring and services to help startups build great hardware products and launch a successful business.

The Melt Labs for corporates is R&D as a service that helps companies deliver their strategic product development agenda. Melt Labs follows a proven product development process to accelerate corporate innovation.

The Melt Accelerator

For Startups, building great hardware products is difficult. And a great product doesn’t necessarily mean a great business. The Melt Accelerator is everything startups need to build great hardware products whilst ensuring the business model is sound, sustainable and successful.

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The Melt Labs

New product development is key to the growth and sustainability for most corporates. But how do corporates know which initiatives to invest in? And how do they get it done quickly and efficiently without losing focus on “business-as-usual”? Melt Labs provides R&D as a Service to get new products into the market quicker

Melt labs is the proven process, expertise and equipment that helps corporates with the ability to liberate internally “trapped” hardware projects and IP to save time and money, mitigate risk, and improve operations or get new products into the market quicker.

The Melt harnesses the collective experience, capability and expertise of running 30+ Accelerators combined with Ampcontrol one of Australia’s largest electrical engineering companies.

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The expertise you need

The Melt partners include:

  • Ampcontrol is one of Australia’s largest electrical engineering companies.
  • Dantia, Lake Macquarie’s economic development company and experts in delivering high-end shared workspaces
  • Slingshot, Australia’s largest, most-recognised startup accelerator program

The result is the combination of three key elements – an industrial prototyping lab, hardware accelerator and coworking space – the recipe for success for Australian’s next product innovators and corporate leaders.



Bring your vision to life.

Join Australia's first fully integrated product development program today.

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