ELEVATE Hardware Masterclass: Faster, cheaper, better – Managing trade-offs

Product development is a constant trade-off between quality cost and time. In the early stages, it’s about failing fast so the focus is on low-quality production at high speed. At the later stages, reputation and revenue risk require a focus on high quality at the cost of speed. Balancing quality, cost and speed is a difficult task.

By the end of the masterclass you will have a better understanding of:

How to balance of quality, cost and speed shifts at different stages of the product development cycle
How to reduce risk and cost by focusing on the right things at the right time
How to maximise outcomes from your product development effort
How to apply lean startup principles to hardware product development
How to improve product quality and reduce manufacturing time
There’ll also be opportunities to network with other hardware innovators over refreshments.

Guest speakers:

To be announced.

Who should attend?

This masterclass is suitable for:

Hardware innovators at any stage in their journey, but especially those who are entering into the “Design It”, “Produce It” phase
Entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, makers, accelerator managers, students who are interested in learning more about the hardware product development process.

We have scholarships available to help enable the participation of underrepresented* groups in the startup ecosystem and science, technology, engineering, manufacturing and/or supply chain fields. We encourage any interested person to apply for our scholarships, and we support a diverse, flexible and inclusive learning environment.

* Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to: those identifying as female, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people. Regional participants are also encouraged to apply.

To express your interest and enquire about your eligibility for a scholarship please email hello@elevatehardware.com and include a short paragraph on why you are applying for a scholarship.