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
  • Idea assessment
  • Concept brainstorm
  • Product idea definition
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We give shape and color to your product idea

Contecto brings your product idea to life. During the Idea Evaluation block we use our knowledge to assess all relevant items of your product. We assess the feasibility, technical risks and commercial aspects, among other things, and also provide alternative proposals where required. Naturally we take into account the required certifications of your product. Together we then come to a professional product concept description, with which we can estimate the product price, potential project costs and the lead time. At the end of this block you have a fully defined product idea with which you can take the next step.

Concept development
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost insight
  • Project plan
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We prove that your product concept is feasible

When you are going to make investments, or appeal to an investor, it is useful to know whether your product concept works and also to have a good image of ​​the expected product, process and production costs. Fortunately, this estimate can be made early in the product process. By building a primitive sub-circuit, this physical proof is provided that the concept is viable and supported with (3D) virtualizations and 3D printed parts. We call this Proof of Concept. Based on this, a project plan is made, including an estimate of the costs. After we are convinced together that this concept can meet both your technical and commercial requirements, we start developing and realizing the functional model.

Functional design
  • Schematic design
  • Product specifications
  • Testing & redefining
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Your working concept tangible in a functional model

This block focuses on setting up a Functional Model (FUMO). Based on the project plan, a complete hardware and software-based design is made and after that a FUMO is built. With the FUMO you get a practical overview of the functions and specifications and therefore also of the Unique Selling Points of your product. Based on this, you can take action at an early stage, with regard to further specification of your target group for your marketing campaign, or put the specifications next to the internal business needs. This phase in the design process also gives room for testing and redefining specifications, if you have gained new insights, for example. If the FUMO meets your expectations, you can proceed to the final stage of product design.

Product development
  • Product engineering
  • Appearance
  • Final product design
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The final step in the product design process

In the last block of the development process, the product takes on its final form. You and any stakeholders get a good overall picture of the product as a whole, with the external features as an important addition. The mechanism such as the housing is designed in this block around the electronics of the product and the whole is assessed for manufacturability and testability by our specialists. Based on this assessment, the latest optimizations are performed and you receive a final product design. After this phase, you are ready to take the first step in the production process, if desired.