A young but highly experienced and skilled team of designers and engineers from Portugal has grown into a recognized problem-solving studio with its own lab for experimentation and prototyping.The company helps clients from many sectors such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare, retail bring ideas to reality through a well-proven product design and development approach and the use of advanced materials. They are offering services and subcontracting.
Span out of academia in 2008, this Portuguese design and engineering studio, highly focused on problem solving and relying on successfully proven product development processes, is offering its services via services or subcontracting agreements. The company is also open to entering consortia for European projects under H2020. With 1) sound technical competencies in Design and Mechanical Engineering, 2) a deep understanding of creative processes and techniques and 3) access to state of the art modelling and prototyping technologies to envision and ultimately deliver innovative products, the company’s customer base include R&D Institutions and both large and small companies from different market segments, from Healthcare to Aerospace, Automotive, Retail and Urban Architecture, just to name a few. The company’s core business areas are: 1) New product development through tailored-made projects, helping the client from the very beginning to uncover latent needs or problems and conceptualize ideas for new products . The team supports the client all throughout project scoping, market and technology research, project development, prototyping, formulation of manufacturing strategy, product life cycle management and post launch revision and enhancement if required. Depending on the client’s and /or market requirements, new products can be developed using advanced composite materials, an area where the company has built on validated experience and scientific know-how. The company’s portfolio of solutions includes ultralight aircraft, autonomous platforms, automotive parts, retail shops solutions, musical instruments, medical devices, functional furniture with aesthetic dimension. 2) Development of musical instruments using advanced composite materials to enhance performance. Validated by experts of the international music industry and knowledgeable customers, the company has a brand of its own and will soon embark on a new marketing and communication strategy to boost its visibility overseas. Although the company has been serving different types of customers from a myriad of sectors, it is now particularly interested in product development in the following: 1) medical devices; 2) aircrafts and fun-vehicles; 3) musical instruments, acting as a service provider or a subcontractor. So far, the company’s presence in international markets has been mostly indirect; however, the company is now in a position to take a leap and partner with organizations from other geographical markets in need of the Portuguese company’s expertise and experience in product design and development.
Innovations and advantages
1.Young but highly experienced team of designers and mechanical engineers, located in one of the largest knowledge production areas in Europe. 2. A user-centered problem solving approach underpins the company’s agile product design and development framework - which goes from idea scoping all the way to prototype delivery with an eye on production / scale-up and combines design with engineering and manual with high-tech processes to quickly bring innovative products into the market. 3. Key processes are kept in-house, although the company has access to a large network of key partners who may provide complementary expertise / resources whenever required. 4. Breadth of operation across different market segments: the company’s core technical competences – in Mechanical Engineering and Design – provides the team with an enhanced flexibility to address problems and needs of customers from different sectors. The company’s portfolio includes ultralight aircrafts, autonomous platforms, automotive parts, retail shops solutions, musical instruments, medical devices, functional furniture with aesthetic dimension and its customers’ base includes R&D centers and both large and small companies, some of them with strong international presence. 5. Integration of functional features with aesthetic concerns to create value. As far as style is concerned, over the years, the company has worked to create a modern visual narrative of its own as a key element for a stronger brand identity combined with a thorough attention to customers and users’ own visual narratives or aesthetic values. 6. Sound knowledge on the use and exploitation of advanced composite materials (fibrous reinforcements in polymer matrix) to deliver innovative products with enhanced performance. 7. State of the art experimentation and prototyping equipment. 8. Internal procedures ensure that the concepts/ideas of the company's clients are kept strictly confidential.
Current stage of development
The company acts as a problem solver, providing expertise and support right from the very beginning of a typical product development process.
02001001 3D printing
02007005 Composite materials
11008 Creative services
11009 Creative products
Market application codes
05004001 Electromedical and medical equipment
07004005 Furnishing and Furniture
07004008 Other consumer products
09003001 Engineering services
Area of partner's activity
The company is looking for potential customers and partners interested in developing innovative product concepts and / or innovative products, using traditional or advanced materials, and in need of the company’s expertise and experience from a very early stage as far as product design and development is concerned. Although clients / partners from all sectors are welcome, the company is particularly interested in developing partnerships with organizations to deliver innovative medical devices, aircraft, fun-vehicles and musical instruments. Cooperation modes preferred are services or subcontracting agreements, under which the Portuguese company would act as a product design and development services provider or subcontractor. The company is also open to entering consortia for European projects under H2020. The company is looking for potential customers and partners interested in developing innovative product concepts and / or innovative products, using traditional or advanced materials, and in need of the company’s expertise and experience as far as product design and development is concerned. Although the company is open to serving any type of market segment, it is now particularly interested in cooperating with partners or customers in product design and development in the following areas: Healthcare (medical devices); Transports (aircraft, railway, automotive and fun-vehicles); Music (musical instruments).