From idea to professional product design

Our technology blocks are designed to help you create tailor-made solutions for your product idea or technical challenge. We enable you to step in and out at any point of the innovation funnel until your desired technical requirement or final product design is achieved. The process blocks in the manufacturing service are possible next steps, whereby the final product design is converted into tangible prototypes or series products. Interested in our manufacturing services?

From idea to professional product design

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Idea Evaluation
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Concept development
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Functional design
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Product development
Explanation of our technology development blocks
Idea Evaluation
  • Concept brainstorm
  • Technical considerations
  • Technical advice
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Turn your product idea into Product Concept Description

Contecto engineers at your disposal to brain and evaluate your product ideas and challenges. Help you to determine all relevant technology issues, judge feasibility & risks, initiate propositions for alternative technical considerations and solutions. Help you to estimate product price & potential project costs and lead time. Based on brainstorm results, product definition, relevant technical choices and product specifications, a Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) will be defined/described for your potential product, enabling you to take next step in realizing your idea.

Concept development
  • Pre-investigation
  • Proof of Concept
  • Project plan
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Transform your product idea into physical proof of concept

Based on your concept proposal, Contecto will investigate all relevant, critical technical issues and build test circuits to prove the concept is working. If not, Contecto will investigate, propose, realize and test alternative technical solutions. Eventually Contecto will deliver a Proof of Concept (POC), supported by virtual / 3D visualizations, physical 3D printed parts as evidence of working principles, methods or physical behavior of critical issues. All relevant outcome, will be registered in a Technical Requirement Specification (TRS). Together with an estimation of product- and process costs, a project roadmap / projectplan proposal will be set up.

Functional design
  • Schematic design
  • Functional model
  • Product specification
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Develop your working concept into a functional model

Based on a realistic projectplan, Contecto will develop hardware scheme, embedded software & mechanical parts of the product and build a functional model (FUMO), enabling you to test and redefine all relevant functions and/or specifications. Contecto will implement & test all product changes in the final functional model. All relevant remarks and/or additional specifications will be tested and updated in the Product specification sheet (FRS & TRS). 

Product development
  • Mechanical & PCB design
  • Engineering judgement
  • Final product design
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Turn your functional model into a product design

Based on tested & validated Functional & Technical product specifications, Engineering will judge the product design on produceability-, testability-, component availability- and take relevant certification issues into account. Development will implement last remarks, changes & improvement proposals, finalizing the product PCB, based on update mechanical, functional & technical requirements, leading to final, optimized Product design.