Dragon Innovation brings the Internet of Things to life
As the world becomes ever more connected, the Internet of Things is an area that is seeing rapid growth. Dragon Innovation makes it easy to handle the manufacturing of IoT products, no matter the scale of your ambitions.
- Where can I learn about crowdfunding products? Right here on the blog — take a look at our Crowdfunding 101 guide.
- What is the hardest part of launching a physical product? Probably the part where you have to find a reliable manufacturer in your price range.
- How do you launch an Internet of Things product? Create your design, and then allow Dragon Innovation to handle production. It’s the easiest way to get started.
Thanks to the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it has never been easier to launch new products. Anyone with a good idea, some design skills, and a supply chain can raise the funds to start a business. Oculus is probably the most high-profile example to date.
If you have an Internet of Things project in mind, Dragon Innovation can help you bring the concept to life. This team of experts takes your product from prototype to production at a remarkable speed. It’s the launchpad you’ve been looking for.
What is Dragon Innovation?
When you’re trying to build a business, setting up your supply chain can be a nightmare. It’s often difficult to find someone who will deliver on time and at a reasonable price.
Dragon Innovation delivers on both counts and adds some expertise into the mix. The company has over 40 employees, who use their vast knowledge for Internet of Things projects.
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By concentrating on this niche, Dragon is able to deliver a better level of support than most other manufacturers. The company also aims to make the prototype-to-production process as simple and efficient as possible.
To make the magic happen, Dragon Innovation has a worldwide team. You will find company offices in Cambridge, MA; Shenzhen, China; Seattle, WA; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
When you start working with Dragon Innovation, they will use their company’s experienced in-house manufacturing experts to provide a free assessment of your product files (BOM/CAD) to help determine your readiness for production. If there are challenges with the completeness of those files, they also provide tactical advice in one-off sessions to help you become ready.
As you prepare for the RFQ process and Dragon can help you select the appropriate factory based on your needs and their capabilities from a vetted database compiled over a decade. This process is then handed over to Dragon partners and experts on the factory floor, who can help with all aspects of the manufacturing process as an extension of your team. The whole process is surprisingly fast.
Dragon Innovation then helps you every step of the way towards the finished product. This supply chain can handle serious scale, and you have the flexibility to try new ideas.
Previous happy clients include Bose, Ring and Sphero. Meanwhile, Dragon Innovation itself was founded by the team behind the first four million iRobot Roombas. If you can follow in the footsteps of brands like these, your startup will be doing well!
“Dragon Innovation (acquired by Avnet in 2017) provides the fastest, simplest, and safest way for companies to manage the manufacturing of IoT products at scale. Founded in 2009 by the team who launched and scaled the first 4MM iRobot Roombas, Dragon Innovation has deep experience with high-volume, complex, electro-mechanical products.” — Dragon Innovation
Not just the Internet of Things
Aside from IoT projects, Dragon Innovation is very capable of manufacturing other electronics at significant scale.
More than manufacturing
If you need help with setting up your supply chain, Dragon Innovation is a great partner to work with. The company provides high-quality consulting, along with production.