RoBi-Design is a partnership programme for developing unique robot concepts to solve specific challenges and for realisation of unexploited business opportunities. RoBi-Design is an option when there is no existing economic or technical solution available.
Production companies and other organisations often have processes or tasks that are carried out manually, or not at all, because of lack of appropriate technology or solutions. The potential in applying robotics for automation of manual processes in the production, delivery or service is often increased productivity, quality, working environment etc.
Robotics can additionally be useful for redesigning and automating existing products, in order to improve their competitive parameters or even create new applications and hence also business potentials.
Often, the reason that these manual processes and untapped business potentials are not being realised, is that the payback period for the development and implementation is too long for the company itself or that the appropriate solution is not found, accessible and profitable for the company.
The RoBi-Design method
Based on this, Blue Ocean Robotics has developed the partnership model, RoBi-Design. RoBi-Design is a partnership between Blue Ocean Robotics and your company, where both parties invest in the concept development and pre-commercialisation of a unique robotic solution for a specific challenge or unexploited business opportunity. RoBi-Design is therefore not a consultancy service, but a partnership and close collaboration between both parties, with Blue Ocean Robotics as the coordinator and project manager.
RoBi-Design is based on a stage-gate inspired R&D process, which first aims to decompose and analyse the specific challenge, and thereafter to generate and develop a robot concept in close dialogue with relevant stakeholders and end-users to ensure the development of the most value-adding robot solution.
Benefits with RoBi-Design can be summarized to the following main points:
- A fully developed robot concept for a specific challenge.
- Multidisciplinary concept development with involvement of relevant staff groups, business processes, end-users, as well as relevant stakeholders in the market.
- A well-described robot concept that can be used as a basis for applying for external funding (funds/investors) to prototype development and/or implementation in the company.
- Possibility of co-ownership of the product and derived business.
A RoBi-Design project is typically followed by a RoBi-Develop project, where a fully functional prototype is being developed and tested based on a robot concept, and where the product is being fully developed, commercialised and prepared for production and market launch. Read more about RoBi-Develop below.
PowerPoint about RoBi-Design (internal use only)