Feasibility & IP development
Early consideration of technical feasibility is key to reduce risks when developing any product.
Verhaert has fundamental expertise, skills and knowledge of both science and technology to effectively evaluate the technical feasibility of complex product ideas. In addition, we’re experienced in supporting disciplines within electrical and mechanical design requirements to bring a product to the market. We approach technical feasibility from both a theoretical standpoint and practical proof of principle experimentation and prototyping.
- Multidisciplinary engineering team
- Creative solutions
- Access to state-of-the-art technology
IP landscaping & development
We map technology domains and patent portfolio to benchmark and identify white spaces and open innovation opportunities for licensing. In doing so, we identify your IP threats and define strategic options to escape the “red ocean”. Moreover, we analyze market trends, technology trends and geographical focusses.
Simulation & digital twins
Modeling and simulation services are key in the acceleration of product development. For that reason, Verhaert provides advanced simulation and modeling services throughout the entire product development process. Our expertise helps you to verify your designs, get critical insights for breakthrough innovation and design optimization.
Our team of FEM and CFD analysis experts, consultants and design engineers successfully apply these technologies in every step of the innovation process thanks to years of experience and an extensive knowledge base.
- Thermal simulation: conduction, convection & radiation
- Electromagnetic simulation
- Structural analysis & simulation
- Kinematics analysis & simulation
- Micro-fluidics analysis & simulation
- Foam & bubbles analysis & simulation
PoCs & breadboarding
As a technical and scientific foundation of your product development program, we design, build and test Proof of Concepts (PoCs) or breadboards. These set-ups allow test campaigns to demonstrate the technical feasibility and understand the bandwidth and robustness of technologies.
We use breadboard models of processes to determine what the natural variations in output should be and what drives those variations. There’s always a gap between the model and reality, so we carefully validate the model against reality to guarantee that those differences are tolerable. If appropriate, we design and conduct experiments to check hypotheses about root causes, either in the laboratory or on the manufacturing line. Design of Experiments (DoE) tools are used to ensure the experiments get to the answers in the most time and cost-effective way. Outputs are then documented and clearly communicated.
Breadboarding & testing
- Proof of principles
- Measurement campaigns
- Environmental testing
System definition & specification
System engineering is part of our DNA. Our heritage in the design space systems like satellites, scientific payloads and instruments clearly pushed our system engineering competences to a next level. Today it’s our key competence to design breakthrough first generation products.
For our customers we define innovative system architecture integrating state-of-the-art technologies: electronics, software, Artificial Intelligence, optics, to applied physics, mechanics and robotics.
Breakthrough innovation requires state-of-the-art technologies. Verhaert provides a wide range of enabling technologies for your innovation challenge.
Verhaert uses a wide portfolio of simulation and computer aided design tools to fully understand the behavior of complex design, accelerate the development and mitigate risk.