Why take an RPD Workshop?
It is common for startups to come to a workshop with a list of problems or challenges they are currently tackling. Although RPD has a framework for each workshop, workshops are also very flexible; we are more than happy for you to curate your own workshop.
Business & Technical Validation
At RPD, we often see startups getting tied up in the technology and losing sight of the problem they are trying to solve. Accordingly, every workshop will evaluate your technical solution and assumptions against the business requirements to ensure it’s the simplest solution (not simpler).
Time & Budget Forecasting
Investors shy away from hardware because of the unknowns (and unknown unknowns) and pitfalls associated with hardware development. During the workshop, RPD will work with you to uncover potential future challenges and build a timeline and expected budget to launch your product.
Work With Experienced Engineers
RPD’s focus is always on the big picture: getting your hardware to market. Whether you’re at concept stage or just about to launch - the engineers at your workshop will bring their end-to-end engineering experience with them and centre the conversation around your pertinent requirements.
Meet the Team
If you’re considering working with RPD, this is a perfect opportunity to assess the cut of our jib and get a feel for how we do things.
Idea Launch Workshop
Have you got a solution to a problem or an idea for a product but you are unsure whether it’s the right horse to back?
If so, this is the workshop for you. The Idea Launch workshop is designed to help nurture and validate ideas and ensure that you kick-start your hardware idea with a solid foundation.
Have you validated your idea through a proof-of-concept prototype but you’re unsure how to move things forward?
If so, this is the workshop for you. The Development Workshop will help you validate the work you have completed so far and help you nail down a development roadmap for the coming months.
Is your prototype fully functioning but the looming Design for Manufacture / Assembly stage is a big unknown?
If so, this is the workshop for you. The Production workshop aims to prepare you for manufacturing. A multidisciplinary team of engineers will review your work and advise on Design for Manufacture.