R&D Services

I specialize in research and development, mainly in the IoT market space. The first step in any R&D project is the creation of specification. Generally these specifications are supplied by the customer however I can also create specifications from verbal instructions. I then evaluate these specifications to ensure they are achievable and realistic. If all is well I will then create a document outlining a contractual undertaking between Bencom Ltd and the customer. Customers are expected to make an initial downpayment for work as well as to pay for hardware costs as they occur. Customers may also be offered other options to ensure I am paid for work undertaken.

A progress report agenda and timeline is then negotiated. Once agreement has been reached and documents signed, work can begin. The initial focus of this work is to create a working prototype, costings and manufacturing feasability study. A proof of concept prototype will then be built once the customer evalates the working prototype as fit for purpose and signs off for work undertaken. All outstanding costs are expected to be settled at this stage.

Electronic & Mechanical Design

The working prototype circuit design is re-evaluated at this stage with a view to commercialization. Proof of concept circuit boards are then designed, sent off to my circuit board manufacture and charged at cost. For small run proof of concept builds the cost of assembly is part of the service. Most components are sourced offshore with a lead time of around a week and charged at cost price. As part of the proof of concept build, 3D mechanical drawings are created and enclosure design started in consultation with the customer. Detailed mechanical specifications are created from these designs and mechanical build services used to construct the prototype as required.

Often further requirements need to be discussed with the customer, further specifications drawn up and more documents created. This includes manuals, installation instructions and packaging requirements for end products. Customers are urged to put in place product lifecycle management policies and frameworks.

Business Startup Assistance

At times customers are unfamiliar with the full requirements of setting a company up ready to sell a new product. I am familiar with these requirements. I can help with business plans, market research, cost benefit analsyis, value proposition, sales estimates, ISO documentation and the myriad of other issues that need to be dealt with to get you going. I mantain a select group of contacts able to offer assistance in various aspects of business.

R&D Services

I specialize in research and development, mainly in the IoT market space. The first step in any R&D project is the creation of specification. Generally these specifications are supplied by the customer however I can also create specifications from verbal instructions. I then evaluate these specifications to ensure they are achievable and realistic. If all is well I will then create a document outlining a contractual undertaking between Bencom Ltd and the customer. Customers are expected to make an initial downpayment for work as well as to pay for hardware costs as they occur. Customers may also be offered other options to ensure I am paid for work undertaken.

A progress report agenda and timeline is then negotiated. Once agreement has been reached and documents signed, work can begin. The initial focus of this work is to create a working prototype, costings and manufacturing feasability study. A proof of concept prototype will then be built once the customer evalates the working prototype as fit for purpose and signs off for work undertaken. All outstanding costs are expected to be settled at this stage.

Electronic & Mechanical Design

The working prototype circuit design is re-evaluated at this stage with a view to commercialization. Proof of concept circuit boards are then designed, sent off to my circuit board manufacture and charged at cost. For small run proof of concept builds the cost of assembly is part of the service. Most components are sourced offshore with a lead time of around a week and charged at cost price. As part of the proof of concept build, 3D mechanical drawings are created and enclosure design started in consultation with the customer. Detailed mechanical specifications are created from these designs and mechanical build services used to construct the prototype as required.

Often further requirements need to be discussed with the customer, further specifications drawn up and more documents created. This includes manuals, installation instructions and packaging requirements for end products. Customers are urged to put in place product lifecycle management policies and frameworks.

Business Startup Assistance

At times customers are unfamiliar with the full requirements of setting a company up ready to sell a new product. I am familiar with these requirements. I can help with business plans, market research, cost benefit analsyis, value proposition, sales estimates, ISO documentation and the myriad of other issues that need to be dealt with to get you going. I mantain a select group of contacts able to offer assistance in various aspects of business.