As a start-up team, can you relate to any of these challenges?
Your current design has many features and it’s inflating your BOM costs to the point that your business won’t be profitable. To add to your challenges, your team can’t agree on what features and functions are “must-haves” vs “nice to haves”.
You’re aware that design for manufacturability is crucial to your success but you need help navigating the complex and intimidating world of manufacturing. You need perspective on what materials, methods and vendors make the most sense for your product and business.
You need help dialing in your go-to-market plan and nailing your product-market fit. You know you need to get laser focused on your entry point into the market, your value proposition, and articulating why you are better than the competition - you just need help tying it all together and presenting it in a compelling way.
A significant portion of your product requires extensive electronics integration. In early development, you know that using off-the-shelf components is the way to go, but you can’t figure out what combination of components to use and how this will change when you move to mass production.
During your design review, we’ll review the current state of your design and provide feedback, point out areas of concern and make suggestions on improvements.
Conducting your design review before prototyping will save you a significant amount of time and money before you actually invest in creating new prototypes.
We provide design reviews for conceptual or detailed designs which can include schematics, layout, mechanical, software, and firmware designs.
In our experience, start-up teams that engage us in the design review process enjoy lower development costs, enhanced innovation along with decreased time to market and improvements in design for manufacturability.
When developing a product, it’s important to deploy the most appropriate prototyping method at the right time during the product development process.
As a turn-key product development solution provider, Inertia has your goals in mind, working with you to select prototype methods and materials that will closely align with your project needs at each phase of development.
The combination of our team of in-house designers and offshore prototype partners can deliver your prototypes with lightning speed while still being competitively priced.
If your focus is speed to market and return on investment, there is no better full service prototype provider on the market.
Our Manufacturing Readiness program enables you to assess the readiness of your product's technology, component, and system design from a manufacturing perspective.
Our goal is to provide decision makers on your team with a common understanding of the relative maturity and risks associated with manufacturing technologies, products, and processes being considered.
Your manufacturing risk identification and management must begin at the earliest stages of product development, and continue vigorously throughout each stage of your product development journey.
We evaluate and report on your manufacturing readiness based on the following criteria: Technology, Design, Materials, Costs, Process Capability, Quality Management, On-The Ground Manufacturing Personnel, and Manufacturing Facilities.
We needed a partner who could design, manufacture, and supply-manage our smart lock hardware product so that our team could focus on developing our core services and IP, which is access control and encryption software. The Inertia team certainly delivered on the hardware, which helped us focus on our core and scale our business. Inertia continues to be a key partner in our growth and success.
David CoodeCEO, Sera 4
Being a first-time entrepreneur, the Inertia team fully immersed me in their product development experience and made me feel in total control of my product's destiny – providing exceptional support required to get the work done right and on time. They shared with me all their knowledge and understanding of the technical, regulatory, and commercial landscape which empowered me to make the best decisions for my product and my customers. Their transparency, communication, and collaboration are head and shoulders above anything I've ever experienced.
Dayo Olakulehin MDCEO, Ligand Innovation Global
The next growing season waits for no one. That's why we partnered with Inertia to be our turn-key hardware engineering and manufacturing team. In six short months they delivered a clean-sheet engineered design for our autonomous weed-picking vehicle – mechanicals, bodywork, electronic power & control systems. In just three more months, they delivered all the custom and off-the-shelf components required to build the first pilot fleet. We could not have innovated this fast without them.
Luc LabbéCEO, Nexus Robotics
We needed a company to work with us on the development of a novel medical device in record time, while in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inertia was an excellent partner. They stepped up to meet this challenge and we were able to successfully complete the project. Together, we have directly improved the lives of patients around the world.
Neil GodaraVice President & General Manager, Baylis Medical
Not only did they design a beautiful vertical grow garden that looks like it actually belongs in your home, they helped to increase our gross profit margins and rapidly scale our manufacturing capacity to meet our growing customer demand.
Conner TiddFounder & CEO, Just Vertical
From the early stages of the project, we were driven by ambitious timelines with a fail-fast mentality. Countless rapid iterations based on user feedback ultimately produced a persuasive prototype. From there, we needed a high-quality product and short time-to-market. We were demanding at every stage of the project. The Inertia team delivered in lockstep. They were smart, poised, and solution-oriented even when faced with seemingly impossible requirements. I really enjoyed working with them. It felt like we were one team. Our partnership with Inertia was critical to our success.
Garry LiuCofounder & CEO, Innovere Medical Inc.
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