Product design and development
I work with clients to turn ideas, inventions and insights into tangible, useful and valuable items. Into metal, plastic and silicon. Into prototypes, products, and ultimately profit.
I mainly work with technology-driven start-ups and SMEs—and some larger organisations that value “agile and flexible”, focussing on progressing innovations in sensing technology towards maturity.
Many of my projects are in medical devices—we are ISO13485 certified. I also work in other sensor-enabled fields such as environment, security, machinery, transport and IoT.
A virtual team of experts
High-tech product development requires a wide range of specialist expertise. Though the triad mechanics, electronics and (embedded) software still forms the basis of most of our projects, other disciplines from human factors to regulations, from optics to fluidics, from big data to nano-tech also play crucial roles in enabling or enhancing product value.
Using my network of hands-on experts I assemble the right team for every project , experienced in distributed/remote working .
ISO13485 certified QMS
We maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) certified to comply with the requirements of ISO13485:2016—the specific QMS standard for medical device design, development and manufacture.
This means that clients can be confident that the documents we produce can be directly included in their Medical Device File—a collection of documents that describe the inputs and results of design, development and manufacturing processes—saving a lot of time by avoiding unnecessary rework and retests.
Tight yet flexible project management
Our use of distributed/virtual project teams requires robust, formalised project management. We use the common PRINCE2 project management method, and adapt it to fit the size, scope and risk profile of the project.
Formal does not have to mean inflexible—product development projects are inherently variable and thus require flexibility both from us and from our clients. We use a variety of collaboration tools such as Teams, Zoom, Slack, Skype, and OneDrive for seamless online co-working.