Engineering Development Services
Telephone, light bulb, airplane, personal computer, search engine, and social media networks. These products and services, and many others that we use every day, were created by small businesses. Innovations brought to market by small businesses not only create new sales and economic growth, but disruptive new technologies also create entire new markets. Engineering Development Services (EDS) are available to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Pennsylvania as a referral from your local SBDC. Your business consultant will guide you as you develop a plan for your business, assist you in assessing the market for your product concept or technology, and will guide you through this Technology Services Intake Form to access our engineering assistance.
Entrepreneurs seeking to develop, prototype, and commercialize innovative new products are guided through our customized Product Development Process and have access to faculty, college technical staff, student interns, and class-based projects at one of the Best Colleges of Engineering in the Nation. Clients range from independent inventors seeking information and resources; to tech startup firms seeking to commercialize technology; to mature companies seeking to reinvent and expand their position in the marketplace.
Engineering resources include:
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) and analysis software such as SolidWorks, MSC Adams, COSMOS, Pro/ENGINEER, AutoCAD, ANSYS.
- State of the art laboratories including the Project Development Laboratory, Mooney Innovative Design Laboratory, Environmental Engineering and Science Laboratory, and many others in the Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, and Electrical engineering departments.
- Rapid Prototyping and 3D Laser Scanning: Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) system and NextEngine desktop 3D scanner.
- A customized Product Development and client mapping system for managing the new product development process.
- Information and education about Intellectual Property concerns for business and product development.
Questions, read our FAQ.
More questions? Contact us at SBDC@bucknell.edu