Are you a start-up or SME with a new product you’re looking to develop but lacking in-house capacity, the technical know-how or knowledge about the product development process? Do you want to strengthen the Intellectual Property (IP) on your existing products or develop patentable new products?
D2M is able to provide the capacity, knowledge and creativity you need to develop your concepts into great products. Our talented team have extensive experience in the product development process, having developed hundreds of products (including some of our own).
D2M is an award-winning company offering product design in the UK. D2m was founded in 2010 by Phil Staunton and in the years since has helped guide hundreds of products through the development phase to market. Our team includes some of the most talented and innovative product and soft goods designers in the UK who are focused on helping our clients successfully develop and launch their product ideas.
Not everyone with a great idea has the technical know-how or the marketing experience to turn that idea into a manufacturable and saleable product. That’s where we come in. While some of the products we design, patent and market are our own we also offer our expertise to start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs who could benefit from our support.
We are innovators, designers and engineers, but we are not patent attorneys. For that reason, we work with a select group of trusted Chartered Patent Attorneys who get involved, when necessary, in the patent drafting and filing stages. Each one of these legal experts has been carefully vetted to ensure their integrity.
In the spirit of transparency, you should also be aware that, while we can help you develop and market your product we cannot guarantee its success once it hits the shelves. What we do is make sure the product that launches is the best possible manifestation of your concept.
We develop a bespoke proposal outlining the whole product development journey, stage by stage. You’re always in control of the process, your IP and your level of investment.
Our talented hard goods and textiles design team have experience in a wide variety of product sectors including mother & baby, sports & therapy, kitchenware, diversity & ageing and more.
D2M has the creativity, technical and problem-solving expertise that you need. We carefully balance creativity and design engineering to develop beautiful, functional products.
Every step of the D2M development process is infused with transparency and honesty. If we think you have a great idea, we’ll say so and then keep you involved in every step of its design and development. Conversely, if we believe your idea is untenable or needs more thought, we’ll also tell you. We are not here to delude you into thinking an idea is better than it is just so we can charge you for a multitude of product design and development services. We’re here to provide honest feedback and to help great ideas see the light of day.
We always fully respect the confidentiality of our clients’ ideas and will always and only work on the project for your benefit. We wouldn’t have a business after 12 years, if we were entirely trustworthy with new, exciting ideas. If an idea or concept seems like it has legs and you are of a mind to pursue its development with us we will work with you in true partnership throughout the development and marketing process. If 3rd party participation is required at any stage we will explain why and get your approval before bringing suppliers, lawyers or anyone else in on the project.
We live in a golden age of innovation where new materials, processes and technologies are opening doors that no one had previously imagined even existed. Our designers and engineers were carefully chosen for their open-mindedness which allows them to explore innovative approaches that others may miss. As a result, the idea you bring to us has a much better chance of commercial success.
A quick internet search will turn up innumerable instances of people who have been ripped off by scammers posing as product design and development companies. So it is completely understandable if you approach D2M with a bit of trepidation. We would think it odd if you didn’t. After all, your idea is your baby.
D2M have been around for 12 years. In that time we have amassed an impressive portfolio of successes as well as references that we will be happy to share with you. We understand and respect your desire to protect your idea all the way through the development process. Rest assured your IP will be completely safe at all times.
Read more about the products we’ve helped to develop and launch; the product ranges we’ve re-designed; how we’ve improved our client’s profit margins, developed their IP and supported them as they raise funds on crowdfunding platforms.
From concept feasibility and viability to design development and prototyping, through to protecting your design, sourcing manufacturers and support with production, we are with you every step of the way. Find out more about the services we offer.
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We want to share our knowledge and experience – and the lessons we’ve learnt along the way – so we’ve put together a whole load of resources about the product development process and the services we offer. Take a look below and please contact us if you have any questions or content you’d like us to share.
If you are looking for a UK based product design company, then get in touch with us today. We look forward to helping you design, prototype and launch your new product.