US investment in R&D at federal laboratories has been the fuel for long term US technology advancement and competitiveness – from space exploration to internet development. Now, more than ever, the private sector needs to bridge the chasm between the federal laboratories and the marketplace in order to boost the economy and propel hi- tech job growth. There are opportunities to harvest the $400 billion of annual US R&D spending* for high-tech products and high-wage jobs. Sigma Design Company (SIGMA) is one private company that is taking the lead in this arena by networking with federal labs and licensees and offering its comprehensive service suite for technology commercialization and total new product development.
Major government initiatives, such as the space program and other R&D initiatives, led to significant inventions such as the microprocessor chip, specialty materials, the microwave and the internet, just to name a few. These inventions have forever transformed our communications, social exchange, and lifestyle. Other benefits were the creation of trillions of dollars of economic value and numerous high-skilled and high-wage employment in the communications, computer, aerospace, consumer, media, social network and other industries.
SIGMA is stepping up to leverage its full range of capabilities for technology commercialization with resources of the Federal Labs Consortium (http://www.federallabs.org/). As you know, SIGMA offers concept designs, drawings and prototypes as well as engineering design services in the areas of failure analysis, electrical engineering, and machine engineering. With its new expanded facility in Middlesex, New Jersey, SIGMA offers on-site contract manufacturing cells with lean production and quality assurance services in New Jersey, USA. (SIGMA has several cells available.)
But there is more. One SIGMA collaborator adds industrial and human factor design to the total process; while another SIGMA collaborator adds strategic business design, planning, finance sourcing, market development and IP strategy services. Such a coordinated Total New Product Development approach enables interactive dialogue and early validation with customers, markets and investors, to better deliver products for market with best ROI.
Contact us today to learn more about transforming patents and technologies into products and businesses. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (732) 629-7555.
*Source: 2012 Biennial report ‘Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)’ of NSF’s NSB, January 19, 2012 as reported in Manufacturing.net.
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