New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) understands these challenges. NEPDC systematizes the commercialization process
for innovators or startups by using a methodology. The consortium then targets specific areas of expertise across business development, product evaluation, and technology development that may have been overlooked or considered inaccessible due to budget constraints.
One of the sub-specialties NEPDC offers within technology development is industrial design. Best described by the World Design Organization (WDO), “industrial design bridges the gap between what is and what’s possible. It is a trans-disciplinary profession that harnesses creativity to resolve problems and co-create solutions with the intent of making a product, system, service, experience or a business, better”. Simply put: when design support is integrated into early development efforts, it will be an invaluable asset at each subsequent stage of product development and commercialization. Read more here