Whether you have a burning product idea that you’re wanting to develop into a Proof of Concept or you’re ready to commercialise your product for market-entry, there are some key questions you’ll need to ask your tech provider before signing any dotted lines.
Although you mightn’t have the insight into where your costs are assigned like you would with your hourly accountant, in theory, a fixed price is the ideal way for you, your savings, and your product’s concept to be put to correct use, right?
At NewieVentures, not a week goes by without us being asked “How much is an IoT sensor?”. Given that a large part of our business is designing IoT sensors, we’d love to have an answer. Unfortunately, it’s a lot like answering “How long is a piece of string?” with the extra complication of the act of measuring string being a significant part of the cost.
We like to think the passion for problem-solving is something we share with history’s forefathers of the sciences, which is why our product codenames pay homage to a number of our earliest heroes from the world of engineering and invention.
There’s something in the air, maybe it’s an idea, or maybe it’s just coal dust. In Newcastle, the line of difference between the booming industries of coal and innovation aren’t always plain for the eye to see.
Conversations around a safe and vibrant Newcastle at night needn’t be intrinsically linked to pub and club opening hours and how to reduce statistics in alcohol-related violence in our CBD and outer suburbs. Although these numbers need to drop, the subtle social and cultural shifts that smart, civic lighting can inspire might just be a piece of the night-time strategy puzzle that the poorly lit urban landscape wasn’t able to show us until now.
We’re looking upon the aftermath of a city constantly under fire from idea bombs, pitch-fest projectiles, hackathon hand grenades, creative talk torpedos and any other military themed simile you can dream of for these networking nuclears.
If you’re going to release a federal budget, you want to think of the children. Nowadays, it would seem you need to think of the computers, tablets, educational apps and gaming, programming software, robotic kits, drones, camps, workshops and lego.