Discover 9 medical startups founded by Canadian doctors

Physician-led medtech innovation is on the rise in Canada. Entrepreneurial doctors across Canada are driving medical innovation forward across a variety of niches including cardiology, orthopedy, dentistry, pediatrics and DNA analysis. Explore 9 medical devices startups founded by Canadian doctors:

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Introducing the new Design 1st boardroom

Did you know Design 1st has helped develop over 700 physical products? We came to this number by looking back at our project history from 1996 - 2018.  After gathering all the past project data and sorting through old project boxes we identified 50 of our favorite products that told great stories about the product development process. The challenge was how to share all these products in our boardrooms. The existing boardroom setup of display shelves was good but wouldn't allow us to fit more than 20 projects. We wanted […]

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5 reasons why companies outsource IoT development.

Bring connected IoT hardware products to market is complex. There are so many working systems, technologies, and variables at play, that getting it right the first time without deep expertise is tough. When companies do go at it alone they often end up making decisions outside of their comfort zone, compounding their business risk. But by outsourcing IoT development to the right team companies can transform the development risk into a competitive advantage. Learn how: 1) You can hire 5 times more design and engineering staff, for less. 2) Get to market […]

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Get ready for Battlebots 2018

Battlebots is a battle of wits, engineering talent, design prowess - and of course carnage! The 2018 season is about to be underway and Design 1st is excited to participate by supporting Team Lucky - a fierce Battlebot competitor for the past several years. As Team Lucky gets set to fly to Los Angeles, California to film the competition, we put together some commonly asked questions and answers so that you too can get in on the action! 1) What is Battlebots? 2) How do Battlebots matches work? 3) Where […]

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Glossary of Product Design Terms

88 Product Design Terms You Need to Know If you are designing a new product, working with a product design firm or have an interest in hardware startups - knowing your way around product design terminology is critical. For example, exploding a  BOM - may come as shock to those who don't know BOM stands for bill of materials, and exploding it simply means showing a list of all the components in one view! But a quick read of the most frequently used product design related terms below will bring […]

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