Research & Development Is Tricky

It may sound cool, but R&D can be very expensive and it's really easy to skip steps or spend too much money. The problem is, unless you've gone through this process many times before, there's no way to validate vendors, ensure quality, and manage timelines. It doesn't have to be this confusing. We're here to help!

 
 

The right vendors

There are a lot of great industrial, mechanical, electrical, and firmware design companies in the world. There are also a lot of bad ones. The problem is how you validate if they're the right vendor. Unless you've worked with them before or have experience in making this type of product previously, it's nearly impossible. 

We've done this work for you. We have experts in nearly every type of product development area and if you want to bring your own group, we will hold them to the same strict requirements that we do with our validated groups. Either way, you'll know that you have the right team behind you to get your R&D done right. 

 

the right price

R&D is expensive. There's really no way around it. The engineers and designers that make Design for Manufacture (DFM) products are highly skilled and aren't cheap. It would be great if we could hire recent college grads to do this work, but the skills required to design your product correctly for mass manufacturing are learned from years on the job, not textbooks.

To mitigate the costs, we've curated our product design partners and they all know how to work with startups and have the most fair prices in the market. From early stage functional prototypes to tolerance testing and the best designers on Earth, you'll have access to them at a cost that's fair to your startup.

 

Up to your expectations

The last mile is integrating the painful, but necessary R&D process into your overall business plan. You can't avoid the time it takes to make a product right, but you should be able to build it into you plans! 

Variability is the enemy in a hardware business and our tried and true systems help you stay on schedule, even when managing multiple vendors. And throughout the process, you'll have a dedicated point of contact to handle any of your questions or concerns.