Like most things in life, the precise process of commercialising a new idea is unique to each product and application. However, it can help to start with a process ‘blueprint’ which comprises a logical sequence of common tasks.
The blueprint below is the path chosen by Devkit Magazine for managing the development of projects passing through its DevLab. It is optimised for the small-scale development of niche, low to medium volume applications, inline with today’s focus on the internet-of-things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 type products.
At first glance, the process looks time consuming, complex and expensive. It’s not. Some steps can be completed in minutes, some can be combined and some can be eliminated altogether. Consider it a living organism which morphs over time.
During each DevLab project our editors will use lessons learned to add practical advice to each step while refining and optimising the overall process.