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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The 17 Hottest Pet Tech Products Ideas of 2018

High Tech pet products are everywhere It's a great time to be a pet. A wave of new high-tech pet products and innovations have just hit the market. And there are many more in development. So, if you are a pet owner, entrepreneur or investor - now is the perfect time to get up to speed on the hottest pet tech devices.

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6 ways manufacturing in Asia can be disastrous

If you want to build your product in Asia, you need to know the manufacturing process inside out. And, if you lack this knowledge, you need a partner who ensures that you are never without the information you require. What follows are the areas where the companies we work with most frequently require help in Asia. As you will see, contract manufacturing risks begin in the earliest stages of design, and extend to the management of contract manufacturer (CM) relationships even after your product is on the market. 1. Consider […]

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