Corporate Services

Great for R&D teams who are needing speed, visibility, quality, and control in their product development projects.

Corporate Services

We’re a strategic partner to many global R&D teams, so they can stay nimble and competitive, speeding time to market. We make it easy to make smart decisions fast.

 

Our Corporate Services are a great option for companies that need to closely monitor and regulate their investment into New Product Development. Offering access to a huge range of competencies, you can be assured that the right expertise is at your fingertips.

  • You stay in control
  • Flexibility to use the services as much or as little as you need

All four retained service levels allow your company to select the relevant expertise and management required for your particular product development, for a contractually agreed period of time. (Minimum of 6 months).

The total minimum hours will be billed at the beginning of each month at the agreed rate, and any additional hours calculated and billed at the end of each month.

  • Innovation Lab
  • Popular
    Enterprise
  • Professional
  • Essential
  • Bulk Hours
Innovation Lab
Popular
Enterprise
Professional EssentialBulk Hours
£169
/hour
£149
/hour
£129
/hour
£115
/hour
£169
/hour
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Dedicated Project Manager
You will be assigned a dedicated project manager for your innovation programme. He/she will be your first point of contact.
Monthly Review
We will invite you to a full review of the project or programme progress on a monthly basis, and seek to learn any lessons that have been identified.
Weekly Progress Reporting
You will receive a weekly red/amber/green project health status report, with an overview of milestones completed per week, what is planned for the forthcoming week, and if there are any potential roadblocks.
INNOVATION STRATEGY
NPD Project Scoping Workshop
Business Model Design
Research has shown that business model innovation can create up to 25x greater competitive advantage compared to product and process innovation. Yet, only 17% of companies have invested in evaluating their business model design.
Product Launch Planning
Product launch planning involves drafting up a summary of ideas, activities, and processes a company uses to release its product in the market. The product launch plan also includes pre-launch market research, beta testing plan, and user onboarding plan.
Market Research Consultancy
We know that new product development is expensive – and risky. We also know that the appropriate involvement of the target audience during the innovation process will de-risk your investment and enable you to bring your product to market quicker. This is why we’ve developed a range of highly cost-effective and agile, new product development research approaches for B2C and B2B clients that can be deployed at different stages of the NPD process from ideation, to concept evaluation, prototype testing, launch campaign evaluation, and post-launch monitoring.
Innovation Culture Maturity Assessment
Innovation Culture Maturity Coaching
Our innovation consultants will work with your management and leadership team to cultivate a culture of innovation with tailored tools, processes, and actions across company silos.
NPD Feasibility Study
During the feasibility stage of product development, a company needs to gather information and perform analysis to assess the feasibility or develop the business case for a new product. The fact that investment in product development and the cost of design changes increase rapidly after the feasibility stage emphasizes the importance of doing your homework well at the feasibility stage. The following areas questions need to be evaluated as a basis to proceed beyond the feasibility stage:
MECHANICAL DESIGN
3D Modelling
3D Simulation
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), is a simulation tool used for analyzing complex thermal and fluid phenomena. It is instrumental in maintaining the quality and safety of many products we use on a day to day basis, such as an automobile or even the house we live in. CFD software is indispensable for “Front-loading” product development to ensure the best product concepts are identified early in the design process. Design quality will be improved during the conceptual design phase by conducting basic studies of fluid and thermal phenomena that directly affect product performance.
Design for Assembly (DfA)
Design for assembly (DFA) is a process by which products are designed with ease of assembly in mind. If a product contains fewer parts it will take less time to assemble, thereby reducing assembly and production costs. DFA assists with the quickest and smoothest transition of the product from development into production.
Design for Manufacturability (DfM)
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the general engineering practice of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The concept exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but the implementation differs widely depending on the manufacturing technology.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
The finite element method (FEA) is the most widely used method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical models. Typical problem areas of interest include the traditional fields of structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, and electromagnetic potential.
Material Specification
Mechanical Engineering (Advanced)
Prototyping
Specification Development
ELECTRICAL DESIGN
Basic Electrical Engineering
Advanced Electrical Engineering
Electrical Schematics
Hardware Development
Sensor Development
Wireless Communications
Lighting Design
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Advanced Chemistry
Chemical Engineering (Generic)
Materials Science
Analytical Chemistry
Geochemical Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
Pharmacological Engineering
Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry
TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
Stability Testing
Please note that independant (third-party) test house fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Compliance Testing
Please note that independant (third-party) test house fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Design Risk Management
IDEATION
Facilitated Ideation
Conceptual Design
SUPPLY CHAIN
Supplier Assessment & Verification
Manufacturer Assessment & Verification
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Prior Art Searches
Patent and Registered Design Drafting
Patent and Registered Design Application
Please note that Intellectual Property Office (or country equivalent) fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Freedom to Operate (FTO) Analysis
Freedom to Operate (FTO) is an analysis to determine whether a product, technology or invention may infringe on someone else's patent claims. The goal of an FTO is to give the client (inventor or company) a list of patents upon which their product or technology could be infringing.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
Augmented Reality (AR)
Cognitive Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
TECHNICAL WRITING
Technical Documentation
Materials IncludedAt costCost + 25%Cost + 35%Cost + 50%Cost + 50%
Expenses Included
Travel is charged at £0.45 per mile, and flights/public transport charged on at cost, with the exception of the Innovation Lab plan.
Maximum Hours per Month
If you reach your monthly limit, you can either upgrade to the next plan or purchase additional Bulk Hours.
No limit805030No limit
Minimum Hours per Month
The total minimum hours will be billed at the beginning of each month at the agreed rate, and any additional hours calculated and billed at the end of each month.
5040201010
Minimum Plan Duration
Bulk Hours are not subject to the 6-month minimum retainer duration. We offer a negotiable 3-month break clause.
6 months6 months6 months6 monthsNo minimum
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  • Innovation Lab
  • Enterprise
  • Professional
  • Essential
Innovation LabEnterpriseProfessional Essential
£169
/hour
£149
/hour
£129
/hour
£115
/hour
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Dedicated Project Manager
You will be assigned a dedicated project manager for your innovation programme. He/she will be your first point of contact.
Monthly Review
We will invite you to a full review of the project or programme progress on a monthly basis, and seek to learn any lessons that have been identified.
Weekly Progress Reporting
You will receive a weekly red/amber/green project health status report, with an overview of milestones completed per week, what is planned for the forthcoming week, and if there are any potential roadblocks.
INNOVATION STRATEGY
NPD Project Scoping Workshop
Business Model Design
Research has shown that business model innovation can create up to 25x greater competitive advantage compared to product and process innovation. Yet, only 17% of companies have invested in evaluating their business model design.
Product Launch Planning
Product launch planning involves drafting up a summary of ideas, activities, and processes a company uses to release its product in the market. The product launch plan also includes pre-launch market research, beta testing plan, and user onboarding plan.
Market Research Consultancy
We know that new product development is expensive – and risky. We also know that the appropriate involvement of the target audience during the innovation process will de-risk your investment and enable you to bring your product to market quicker. This is why we’ve developed a range of highly cost-effective and agile, new product development research approaches for B2C and B2B clients that can be deployed at different stages of the NPD process from ideation, to concept evaluation, prototype testing, launch campaign evaluation, and post-launch monitoring.
Innovation Culture Maturity Assessment
Innovation Culture Maturity Coaching
Our innovation consultants will work with your management and leadership team to cultivate a culture of innovation with tailored tools, processes, and actions across company silos.
NPD Feasibility Study
During the feasibility stage of product development, a company needs to gather information and perform analysis to assess the feasibility or develop the business case for a new product. The fact that investment in product development and the cost of design changes increase rapidly after the feasibility stage emphasizes the importance of doing your homework well at the feasibility stage. The following areas questions need to be evaluated as a basis to proceed beyond the feasibility stage:
MECHANICAL DESIGN
3D Modelling
3D Simulation
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), is a simulation tool used for analyzing complex thermal and fluid phenomena. It is instrumental in maintaining the quality and safety of many products we use on a day to day basis, such as an automobile or even the house we live in. CFD software is indispensable for “Front-loading” product development to ensure the best product concepts are identified early in the design process. Design quality will be improved during the conceptual design phase by conducting basic studies of fluid and thermal phenomena that directly affect product performance.
Design for Assembly (DfA)
Design for assembly (DFA) is a process by which products are designed with ease of assembly in mind. If a product contains fewer parts it will take less time to assemble, thereby reducing assembly and production costs. DFA assists with the quickest and smoothest transition of the product from development into production.
Design for Manufacturability (DfM)
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the general engineering practice of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The concept exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but the implementation differs widely depending on the manufacturing technology.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
The finite element method (FEA) is the most widely used method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical models. Typical problem areas of interest include the traditional fields of structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, and electromagnetic potential.
Material Specification
Mechanical Engineering (Advanced)
Prototyping
Specification Development
ELECTRICAL DESIGN
Basic Electrical Engineering
Advanced Electrical Engineering
Electrical Schematics
Hardware Development
Sensor Development
Wireless Communications
Lighting Design
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Advanced Chemistry
Chemical Engineering (Generic)
Materials Science
Analytical Chemistry
Geochemical Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
Pharmacological Engineering
Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry
TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
Stability Testing
Please note that independant (third-party) test house fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Compliance Testing
Please note that independant (third-party) test house fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Design Risk Management
IDEATION
Facilitated Ideation
Conceptual Design
SUPPLY CHAIN
Supplier Assessment & Verification
Manufacturer Assessment & Verification
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Prior Art Searches
Patent and Registered Design Drafting
Patent and Registered Design Application
Please note that Intellectual Property Office (or country equivalent) fees will be charged at cost at the going rate.
Freedom to Operate (FTO) Analysis
Freedom to Operate (FTO) is an analysis to determine whether a product, technology or invention may infringe on someone else's patent claims. The goal of an FTO is to give the client (inventor or company) a list of patents upon which their product or technology could be infringing.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
Augmented Reality (AR)
Cognitive Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
TECHNICAL WRITING
Technical Documentation
Materials IncludedAt costCost + 25%Cost + 35%Cost + 50%
Expenses Included
Travel is charged at £0.45 per mile, and flights/public transport charged on at cost, with the exception of the Innovation Lab plan.
Maximum Hours per Month
If you reach your monthly limit, you can either upgrade to the next plan or purchase additional Bulk Hours.
No limit805030
Minimum Hours per Month
The total minimum hours will be billed at the beginning of each month at the agreed rate, and any additional hours calculated and billed at the end of each month.
50402010
Minimum Plan Duration
Bulk Hours are not subject to the 6-month minimum retainer duration. We offer a negotiable 3-month break clause.
6 months6 months6 months6 months
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Can’t find a package that works for you?  Don’t worry, we understand that every business is unique, so we are happy to create a bespoke package tailored for your needs.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Our corporate services are only available for a retained minimum period of 6 months.

Please contact us if you have a short duration project to fulfill, as we can offer you either a fixed sum project estimate or our Bulk Hours option.

Innovolo operates via a subscription model. To receive the benefits of submitting design requests whenever you want, for whatever you want, and as frequently as you want, a monthly retainer is required.

On the Innovation Lab, Enterprise, and Professional plans, you will be provided with a detailed weekly progress report.

You will also be invited to a monthly review meeting, where we will go through any concerns or issues that you may have, and share any lessons learned over the previous month.

Please note that the Essential plan is entitled to the monthly review meeting only, however of course, we are more than happy for you to pick up the phone to us at any time!

Yes of course.  If it’s anything to do with product development, design, or innovation, then get in touch.

We will probably recommend that you look at our Bulk Hours option, which still gives you access to all the top talent we have available.

We can offer a dedicated Innovation Director service who will be available to assist with your in-house innovation initiatives and to increase your corporate innovation maturity. 

Please contact us for more information.

Yes.  Innovolo was designed to offer remote product development to all parts of the globe.  We design products remotely, day in, day out.

We take the first payment for the total minimum hours before we start work, and then at the beginning of each month at the agreed rate.  Any hours over and above the minimum will be calculated and billed at the end of each month.

Innovolo operates a pre-paid service, which means you need to pay before you start the service.  

Innovolo offers two standard payment methods:

  1. Direct Debit (preferred)
  2. Bank or Wire Transfer (please contact us for details)

IMPORTANT

All investments, including innovation, New Product Development (NPD), and research and Development (R&D)are highly speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss.  We encourage our clients to invest very carefully.  We also encourage client to get advice from their professional financial and/or investment advisor and to make independent investigations before acting on information that we publish or provide.  Much of our information is derived directly from information published by companies or submitted to governmental agencies on which we believe are reliable but are without our independent verification. Therefore, we cannot assure you that the information is accurate or complete.  We do not in any way whatsoever warrant or guarantee the success of any action you take in reliance on our statements or recommendations. 

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.  All investments carry significant risk and all investment decisions of an individual remain the specific responsibility of that individual.  There is no guarantee that systems, indicators, or signals will result in profits or that they will not result in a full loss or losses All investors are advised to fully understand all risks associated with any kind of investing they choose to do. 

Hypothetical or simulated performance is not indicative of future results.  Unless specifically noted otherwise, all return examples provided in our websites and publications are based on hypothetical or simulated investing.  We make no representations or warranties whatsoever that any investor will, or is likely to, achieve profits like those shown, because hypothetical or simulated performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. 

We advise that you do not enter any investment without fully understanding the worst-case scenarios of that investment. 

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