For more than a decade, Rochester-based battery manufacturer Cellec Technologies has been hard at work developing clean, sustainable energy solutions. But sometimes, even brilliant problem-solvers need help to keep the momentum going and scale their business. Lithium-ion battery maker Cellec has significantly improved the capability and safety of lithium-ion cells that vital defense and aerospace… Continue reading: Fully Charged for the Future
Considerations for Contract Manufacturing of New Climate Tech Devices Making a difference in reducing the emissions of greenhouse-gasses (GHG) requires changes in a myriad of devices that are used daily in our modern life. In the total lifetime of each of those devices, GHG emissions during use is often the focus though for many products. … Continue reading: It Matters Where It’s Made
Five critical documents to know when working with contract manufacturers Contract manufacturers are in the business of building products that entrepreneurs like you have designed. They bring your vision to life in precise detail. In preparing to work with these vital partners, there are several documents you need to have ready to go when you… Continue reading: Gearing up for production? Start here.
Prep work you can do to increase your chances of signing a deal Getting ready to go to market with your brilliant idea is exciting. One of the most important steps in your new venture is finding a contract manufacturer who can make your product well. By doing some homework ahead of time, you can… Continue reading: Tips from Contract Manufacturers for Entrepreneurs
Fundraising can be a particularly difficult part of building your startup. There are many nuances to what kind of funding you should be pursuing and when, and misunderstanding these nuances can lead to a lot of wasted time and effort. Therefore, understanding where you are in development is vital to finding the right funding sources.… Continue reading: Funding that Fits Your Product Stage
After taking the Product Stage Assessment and receiving a general Product Roadmap, you will be prepared to create your own roadmap to plan and document projects to advance your hardware product and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL). The results from the Product Stage Assessment will provide a good starting point for determining your overall MRL, but… Continue reading: Creating Your Project Roadmap
Hardware product development can be a long and arduous process. It is rife with pitfalls that can easily skyrocket costs to reaching production and cause months or even years of delays. Many of these pitfalls are the result of attempting to rush to full scale production without understanding everything that needs to be done to… Continue reading: An Introduction to Prototype Stages & Phase Gates
The Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) methodology is a core part of Scale For ClimateTech’s secret sauce to scaling hardware companies and a universal metric to quickly communicate to investors or stakeholders where your company stands. The MRL methodology is a means for assessing the maturity of manufacturing capabilities for a particular product, originally developed by… Continue reading: Introducing the S4C Product Stage Assessment
Teams focused on taking an idea and making it into a manufactured product are faced with never ending decisions about how to best move forward with the product while simultaneously being aware of the risks that they are taking along the way. It can be extremely difficult to be aware of and track all the… Continue reading: What is Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL)?
Get on the Road to Mass Production Get on the Road to Mass Prodcution was created by For ClimateTech’s intern, Mikayla Bader. We encourage you to explore more of her work at www.MikaylaBader.com. Get on the Road to Mass Production Take our MRl assessment