Gap
Analysis

STEP 1: Understand what the market needs and wants. Determine whether these needs and wants are being met. Identify an opportunity to fill a gap, do better, or provide a solution others cannot provide.

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Solution
Design

STEP 2: Brainstorm ideas, create designs and identify other potential solutions to fill these needs and wants, or to solve the problem.

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Concept to
Prototype

STEP 3: Create prototypes. Test the prototypes in a laboratory and real world settings. Seek customer feedback. Compare the results. Refine the prototypes. Cost the prototypes. Approve for production.

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Physical
Production

STEP 4: Seek forward orders. Build the production molds. Create a test batch. Refine the product and schedule production.

Quality
Control

STEP 5: Check quality. Ensure the products are high quality, certifiably home compostable, safe for the environment and meet customer expectations.

Have the University of Newcastle test for compostability in a laboratory controlled environment.

Laboratory Testing

RIGIDITY

Test for product rigidity, flexibility and sag.

TEAR RESISTANCE

Test for bonding strength and tear resistance.

WATER & OIL RESISTANCE

Test for oil and water barrier, soak and leakage resistance.

WEIGHT

Test for unnecessary and excess weight.

COST

Understand the cost-benefit design trade-offs.

COMPOSTABILITY

Test for compostability timelines under various conditions.

Customer Feedback

STEP 6: Seek customer feedback and reviews.

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Solution Success

Is our solution a success? Did we achieve what we set out to achieve?

Satisfied Customers

How many customers are satisfied with our solution and how many are actually ordering?

R&D into
New Solutions

STEP 7: Implement a process of continuous improvement. Look for complimentary products and solutions. Invest in ongoing research and development.