PRODUCT DESIGN SCOTLAND TOOLKIT

We understand that turning an idea into a commercial product is a challenge that faces many entrepreneurs, innovators and small to medium sized businesses. The design process must be carefully considered to ensure that development costs, timelines, and expectations are managed effectively.

To help those navigating the design process, we have worked together with our members to create our Product Design Toolkit which will provide practical, best practice guidance on each of the key topics within the development pipeline.

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Design Process – in partnership with 4c Design

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In this topic we look at best practises and how the design process and TRLs can be combined to manage new product development.

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Building a business case –¬† in partnership with Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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In this topic we explore the key elements necessary to create a strong business plan for your venture concept.

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IP Considerations – in partnership with Scintilla

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In this topic we will explore IP management for product development, looking at the benefits of IP protection and understanding the stages to this important process.

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Outsourcing design and managing costs – in partnership with i4PD

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In this topic we will explore the options available when outsourcing design and provide details on how to manage costs throughout your product development.

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Stakeholder Management – in partnership with Filament

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This topic introduces the concept of Stakeholder Management and explores some principles that can be used to improve outcomes in product development and innovation projects.

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Risk Management – in partnership with Systolic Product Development

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This topic introduces approaches for identifying, organising and reducing risks whilst developing new products.

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Requirements capture and management – in partnership with Mage Control Systems

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In this topic we will explore requirements gathering, capture and ongoing management and how to implement these into your product development process.

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Scaling manufacturing and managing supply chains – in partnership with Wideblue

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In this topic we will explore they key considerations when scaling manufacturing and managing supply chains.

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Engineering change management in product development – in partnership with NMIS

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In this topic we will introduce a number of best practices for engineering change management in product development for your consideration.

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Scaling recruitment – in partnership with Enigma People Solutions

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In this topic we will explore scaling recruitment, covering all of the key aspects you will need to understand the process.