Technology Insights: News You Can Use

Rose-Hulman Ventures experts provide practical insights into engineering and technical challenges of all sorts, from circuit boards to Bluetooth Low Energy. Ventures project managers provide the knowledge necessary to bring any project to a successful conclusion. Do you need help with a challenge? Contact .

Dip Into the Talent Pool

As demand for science, technology, engineering and math graduates outstrips supply, many of our clients have discovered Ventures can help them get an inside track on hiring tomorrow’s most promising STEM talent. We don’t just design products and prototypes—we provide early access to the talented people who can lead your company into a successful future.

When Less is More

Bringing a new product to market is a risky proposition. At Ventures, we recommend starting with a MVP (Minimally Viable Product)—a no-frills, just-the-essentials version of your product. We recommend MVPs to reduce production time, costs, and potential errors. MVPs also make it easier for you to determine how well your product’s essential concept is performing on the market. This month, Ventures project manager Nathan Weir explains why an MVP may be your most valuable play.

The Innovation Space: Part 3

At Rose-Hulman Ventures, we specialize in what we call the “innovation space”—loosely defined engineering projects that involve nearly constant discovery. In this three-part series, long-time Ventures Project Manager Brian Dougherty looks at the unique challenges involved in managing innovation projects and his strategies for handling them. In Part I, he explained the difference between innovation projects and traditional engineering projects. In Part II, he offered ideas for managing scope creep and project risk. In Part III, Dougherty will address schedule and budget, quality management, project planning and communication.

The Innovation Space: Part 2

At Rose-Hulman Ventures, we specialize in what we call the “innovation space”—loosely defined engineering projects that involve nearly constant discovery. In this three-part series, long-time Ventures Project Manager Brian Dougherty looks at the unique challenges involved in managing innovation projects and his strategies for handling them. In Part I he explained what separates an innovation project from other engineering projects. In Part II, he offers ways to handle scope creep and manage risk.

The Innovation Space: Part 1

At Rose-Hulman Ventures, we specialize in what we call the “innovation space”—loosely defined engineering projects that involve nearly constant discovery. In a three-part series, long-time Ventures Project Manager Brian Dougherty looks at the unique challenges involved managing innovation projects and his strategies for handling them. This first part explains what separates an innovation project from other engineering projects.

Our Secret to Success

Our formula for successfully serving our clients calls for experienced project managers and outstanding Rose-Hulman interns. But a final ingredient makes it come together: headfirst, sink-or-swim training. We fully immerse our interns into their projects, requiring all of their creative and problem-solving skills. This unleashing of youthful creativity, under the watchful eyes of project managers, consistently delivers outstanding results.

Pitfalls to Avoid: Managing a Multidisciplinary Project

Too many cooks can spoil the stew, especially if no one is in charge of the kitchen. At Rose-Hulman Ventures, we understand the challenges that arise when clients have multiple engineers from different areas working on a project. Here are some pointers to ensure your multidisciplinary task goes as smoothly as possible.

Medical Device Prototypes

Doctors often have great ideas for new medical devices and want a prototype, stat! Here are some key questions to answer before taking that step.

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are becoming the best way to reach many people. Ventures engineer Sandor Pethes explains the steps to take and the pitfalls to avoid when submitting an app to the Apple App Store.

Cloud Computing

Small software businesses can pack all the computing punch of much larger companies, thanks to Rose-Hulman Ventures and cloud-based resources such as Amazon Web Services. We explain how Ventures can develop a web application for your business and, using AWS, provide all the computing functions and support your business requires at minimal cost.

3D Printing

Is 3D printing the future, or something that will soon be in our past? Rob Davignon, Ventures Project Manager, shares tips and insights into the complex world of 3D printing.

Circuit Boards

“Smaller, faster, cheaper” is the mantra in the consumer device world. Ventures expert Jonathan Labayo explains how to install and use “leadless packages” to develop prototype equipment quickly and cost-effectively.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology presents many opportunities. Here, Rose-Hulman Ventures spells out some tips and key facts about using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), also known as Bluetooth Smart, which is used in low-bandwidth wireless applications.

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