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.
STEP 2: Brainstorm ideas, create designs and identify other potential solutions to fill these needs and wants, or to solve the problem.
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.
STEP 4: Seek forward orders. Build the production molds. Create a test batch. Refine the product and schedule production.
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.
STEP 6: Seek customer feedback and reviews.
Is our solution a success? Did we achieve what we set out to achieve?
How many customers are satisfied with our solution and how many are actually ordering?
STEP 7: Implement a process of continuous improvement. Look for complimentary products and solutions. Invest in ongoing research and development.