Due North

Our Process

The Due North process is a proven method for creating viable, market-relevant products from discoveries made in research and development.

From increasing the efficiency of electric motors to non-invasive imaging systems for early breast cancer detection, the team at Due North has helped create exceptional businesses.

Our process is no secret. It’s practical, thorough, and the most surefire way to create innovation.

01. Sketch

We start by asking ourselves: how can we make the most impact with this idea? What does the most utilitarian version of our product look like and how does it work? Is there a way to make it better for people or easier to use?

02. Intellectual Property

The process of registering patents can be overwhelming. Due North has acquired patents for several emerging technologies, including digital radiology innovation and a process that converts waste and low grade heat to usable energy.

03. Market Relevance

We make sure the idea can impact patient outcomes or advance technology, and succeed as a business.

04. Regulatory Compliance

We have to play by the rules, but we’re experienced enough with the intricacies of the FDA and other regulatory bodies to get your idea to market without delay.

05. Quality Assurance

No design flaws pass this point.

06. Engineering / Implementation

We work closely with scientists and engineers to confirm that the vision and execution of the product are paramount.

07. Human Factors and Usability

We work with experts in these fields to make products that are simple and intuitive. Excellent user experience and design are vital, and can only be achieved through testing and implementation.

08. Business Development and Marketing

We'll do anything and everything you need to market your finished product. We’ve put in a lot of work to get it here, so there’s no sense in taking shortcuts on a website, a logo, or advertising. Quality products deserve quality branding.

09. Launch

Everything you need to make sure your product gets out the door safe and sound. Pilot studies, product support, training and continuous learning are a few essential ingredients to a successful send-off.

Want to know more?

A printable infographic of our Sketch to Launch Process is available here. 

A  web-based eBook of our Sketch to Launch Process is available here and a printable version is available here.

The Due North process is a proven method for creating viable, market-relevant products from discoveries made in research and development.

From increasing the efficiency of electric motors to non-invasive imaging systems for early breast cancer detection, the team at Due North has helped create exceptional businesses.

Our process is no secret. It’s practical, thorough, and the most surefire way to create innovation.

01. Sketch

We start by asking ourselves: how can we make the most impact with this idea? What does the most utilitarian version of our product look like and how does it work? Is there a way to make it better for people or easier to use?

02. Intellectual Property

The process of registering patents can be overwhelming. Due North has acquired patents for several emerging technologies, including digital radiology innovation and a process that converts waste and low grade heat to usable energy.

03. Market Relevance

We make sure the idea can impact patient outcomes or advance technology, and succeed as a business.

04. Regulatory Compliance

We have to play by the rules, but we’re experienced enough with the intricacies of the FDA and other regulatory bodies to get your idea to market without delay.

05. Quality Assurance

No design flaws pass this point.

06. Engineering / Implementation

We work closely with scientists and engineers to confirm that the vision and execution of the product are paramount.

07. Human Factors and Usability

We work with experts in these fields to make products that are simple and intuitive. Excellent user experience and design are vital, and can only be achieved through testing and implementation.

08. Business Development and Marketing

We'll do anything and everything you need to market your finished product. We’ve put in a lot of work to get it here, so there’s no sense in taking shortcuts on a website, a logo, or advertising. Quality products deserve quality branding.

09. Launch

Everything you need to make sure your product gets out the door safe and sound. Pilot studies, product support, training and continuous learning are a few essential ingredients to a successful send-off.

Want to know more?

A printable infographic of our Sketch to Launch Process is available here. 

A  web-based eBook of our Sketch to Launch Process is available here and a printable version is available here.