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Getting Management Approval for Your Project

Getting approval for a new project is often daunting and almost always difficult. Even if you have seemingly sufficient evidence to communicate your need, convincing your superior to approve your initiative can be quite nuanced. A delayed approval

Recruiting Preferences – Advice for Recent Engineering Graduates

PPI interviewed Nectar Product Development’s Director of Operations, Shannon McElfresh-Hall, about what the company looks for in Engineering graduates. She also provided some advice for people entering the workforce. Q: Do you offer internships? If

Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop first of its kind-folding treadmill

Long Beach, California – October 20, 2017 – Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop a first of its kind, light weight, folding treadmill. U-Treadmill, the first light-weight folding cardio machine, is about to take the fitness

What are the Benefits of Prototyping?

A prototype is the first full-scale and functional form of a new product design. It is used for investor demonstrations, user testing, and gives your audience a product to visualize and interact with. Prototypes are not production quality and should

Post-it Notes: Catalyst for Collaboration

Post-it notes are an analog tool that offers immense value for product development ideation and innovation, even when compared to other modern and specialized digital tools. The practice of brainstorming with Post-it notes offers unparalleled

Medical Device Start-Up Program soon to be Revealed

Long Beach, California - October 6, 2017 - Strategic partners, Nectar Product Development and Med Tech Directory, announced a new program for 2018 dedicated to helping medical device Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs launch their business. Med Tech

Find the Best Funding for Your Needs

You’ve created a growth plan for your business and now are ready to implement it. You will likely need to seek funding from a personal relationship, institution, or investor. Funding is essential for businesses to grow, tap into new markets, grab

What separates good industrial design from great industrial design?

Good industrial design is Identifying a problem in a product and taking the right steps to fix it and enhance the product. Typically, the problems revolve around products that people purchase and use throughout their day to day lives. These products

Excellent Product Design & Development – Stacie Depner – Director of Engineering at Nectar

As Director of Engineering at Nectar, what teams do you manage and does it vary from project to project? I’m the Director of Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers and I also have a dual role as Program Director. I will often be leading

A Decision- maker’s Guide to Selecting a Product Development Firm

Outsourced product development helps companies reduce costs, save time, and meet product goals. For many companies, outsourcing is an easy decision that yields many benefits. Development groups can take on single tasks to large complex projects.