Small to mid-sized busineses
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Small to mid-sized busineses
Product and service development support
Flexible depending on your needs
Short to long term
We provide you with the support, facilities and tools you need to design, prototype, test, and launch your idea.
We know that bringing something new to market is daunting. That’s why our four-phase process is designed to help you minimise uncertainty and maximise market fit.
Our team works with you to understand your customer, applicable technologies, ownable elements, and development costs before you invest in building anything.
STEAMhouse has helped me in pretty much every area of my start-up. I already had a fair bit of experience, but the help from Jan (STEAMhouse Technician) was invaluable. Just having the space to build the prototype is one thing, but the tools available are like something from a dream.
Faye Rowse, Start-up owner
We’ll review your concept with you to understand market fit and a likely development roadmap. Our aim is to propose a sensible route forward that will prove the concept and minimise your investment.
Using your vision, we’ll work with you to explore several variations that aim to enhance the usability, functionality and efficiency of your design.
Once the preferred concept is established, we’ll help you build digital or physical prototypes to validate the design. From clickable mock-ups to 3D printed models and working samples, our aim is to build and test until we get it right.
We’ll work with you to prepare your design for digital production or full-scale manufacture, making the necessary adjustments and creating thorough specifications. We’ll support you to find, select and communicate with suitable development teams or specialist manufacturers.
Unlike other product development services, our aim is to help you upskill along the way. This means we act as your partner, working in collaboration from the beginning of an idea through to launching in the market.
That said, product or service development isn’t always a linear process. That’s why our technicians and innovation managers will work with you to understand which phase of development you’re at and create a package of support that meets the specific needs of your business.
If you’re new to product or service innovation, we can help you take the leap and support you every step of the way.
Take the uncertainty out of bringing a new product or service to life. Our team has been there before and will support you to make the right decisions.
Join a vibrant community of start-ups, makers, creatives and innovators. Share experiences, get advice and grow your network.
Take advantage of our production space and resources to experiment with new methods, materials and media that might just lead to your next breakthrough idea.
Draw up a credible development plan with practical tasks you need to complete to progress with your idea.
Assess target markets and develop your idea to meet real needs. Prototype, test and evaluate your design to validate price-points and manage costs.
This service has been developed to support start-ups and established businesses who don’t have the space, equipment or expertise to take an idea from Paper to Prototype.
If you want to remove the risk from your development process, and build your prototype quickly with the support of experienced teams who have stood in your shoes, please complete the form below.
Do you have an idea you would like to take from Paper to Prototype? Complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch.