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PLM AND MANUFACTURING IN NETWORKED WORLD

Our dependence on networks in our life is growing every day. Look around you and you see networks everywhere. Just cut network cable in your house – chances are...
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Both FitBit and GoPro have created massive consumer hardware companies that sustain incredible growth rates while generating profits. Both companies have faced substantial competitive pressure to differentiate their products,...
Five Opportunities for Healthcare Startups in a Connected WorldFive Opportunities for Healthcare Startups in a Connected World

In the next 5 years, the number of devices connected to the IoT will grow exponentially, mainly because it will incorporate devices that aren’t smartphones, tablets and PC’s. Studies...
Why You Should Not Join a Startup Accelerator

Don’t go to an accelerator because of the money. Accelerators in essence are investment funds, but with a different mindset compared to VC-s and often with limited capabilities. The...
Five advantages of pre-compliance

You have built a great product that meets market demands. You are confident that it radiates little energy and is not susceptible to outside interference, yet when you reach...
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Digital technologies are rapidly encroaching on skills that used to belong to humans alone. This phenomenon is both broad and deep, and has profound economic implications. Many of these...
Internet of Things smart home

While once almost a novelty expensive product, home appliances being integrated with the internet is fast becoming the usual thing, according to Noble. As IoT products become more mainstream,...
crowdfunding campaign tips

Crowdfunding is painful. With standard conversions, people receive value immediately. They buy your product. Then they receive your product. Done and done. That’s not crowdfunding. With crowdfunding, the end product doesn’t...
Wearables Startups Can Overcome The Hardware Challenge

For all the potential in wearables, convincing shoppers to invest in wrist tech, smart jewellery, connected fitness accessories and other Internet-enabled devices still isn’t easy. Getting them to take...
3 Reasons to Get a Second Opinion Design Review on Product Development

When it comes to anything complex and critical a second opinion is always smart. Whether it’s a doctor saying you need brain surgery, or an engineer designing your hot...
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All the rules for lean startups still apply for hardware companies. Make the easiest, quickest prototype and get user feedback on it. Once you can prove you’re heading down...
3 Business Models That Matter for Connected Hardware Startups

Hardware has changed. It used to be that a “hardware business” sold widgets made in China at a 30% gross margin. These widgets were protected with patents, manufactured by the...
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Anyone that has had to deal with multiple design centers, multiple DM/CM systems, the transition/consolidation of DM/CM systems and large-scale IP deployment will understand how a purpose-built system for...
Apple’s top 10 tips for great product design

...This willingness to cannibalize successful product lines to make way for new ones confounds competitors who think its good business to find a cash cow and milk it to...
Hardware Incubators

Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of...
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Dan Gelbart (former President and CTO at Creo, acquired by Kodak) has put together a short YouTube course on “how to build stuff” for students and researchers whose primary...
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Placed on several categories of products, CE marking is mandatory for machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, medical devices, personal protective equipment and toys. So if you are looking to sell an...
The Block Diagram

For practically any kind of project — a report, a novel, a painting, etc. — it’s always good to start with a sketch of what you want to achieve...
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This book provides thorough coverage of error correcting techniques. It includes essential basic concepts and the latest advances on key topics in design, implementation, and optimization of hardware/software systems...
Hardware New Product Development Environments

The rapid growth of Agile development is understandable, because there are huge financial and cultural improvements realized by operating in an Agile mode in software. Yet, in hardware product...
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