New Product and Market Development

The New Product Development (NPD) Lab located on the campus of Boise State University is the home of TechHelp’s NPD team that has provided design, engineering and prototyping services since 1999. The NPD Lab works directly with startups, businesses and manufacturers to develop new manufactured products.

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  • The Connected Enterprise – with Tom O’Reilly of Rockwell Automation

    Tom O’Reilly, Vice President, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation shared his thoughts on “The Connected Enterprise” during a talk at the Boise State University College of Business & Economics on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. One of my biggest takeaways from the event was how Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) are merging at the […]

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  • Boise’s K-EDGE Products in Le Tour de France & Twilight Criterium

    In addition to growing world class cyclists such as Kristin Armstrong, Boise, Idaho produces top-notch cycling products. Boise’s K-EDGE combines a deep knowledge of cycling with advanced design & manufacturing processes to put products in races from Le Tour de France to the Boise Twilight Criterium. As the best cyclists in the world prepared for the final […]

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  • UPDATE – Tyler Dale of TechHelp NPD FINDS His Next Great Adventure

    Graduation day at Boise State can be a mix of good and bad news for the TechHelp New Product Development (NPD) Team at the Boise State College of Engineering. While staff members celebrate the accomplishment of a colleague earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering they also know it may be time to say goodbye to […]

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  • Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

    Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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  • Idaho’s Rekluse Featured in American Manufacturing Hero Video

    In the year 2002, a broken motorcycle clutch gave Al Youngwerth an idea. New products always start with an idea. The difference between most people and a person like Al, though, is that he did something about his idea for a better clutch.  Fifteen years later,  the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the  National Institute of […]

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  • Idaho Inventor Launches POOF Ninja Flyer with Alex Brands

    TechHelp recently wrote about the development of the Poof Fling Flyer toy that was invented by Doug Gaus, of Innovation in Mind, LLC. Doug is a long-time friend of the TechHelp New Product Development Team who is an inventor, new product developer, and new product consultant. After years of refining the Fling Flyer, Doug licensed the product […]

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  • TechHelp Welcomes Isaac Trussell to New Product Development Lab

    Below, NPD Lab Manager, Blake Pachner (left), of TechHelp and Boise State, gives new NPD Team Member, Isaac Trussell, a tour of TechHelp’s Headquarters at Boise State’s College of Business & Economics. The TechHelp Team at Boise State’s New Product Development Lab welcomed new Team Member, Isaac Trussell, to the Lab this week.  Isaac is Mechanical Engineering […]

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  • India’s Consul General Ashok Visits Treasure Valley

    Members of Boise’s Economic Development Community met with The Consul General Of India, Venkatesan Ashok, at the SBDC Accelerator in Boise on Wednesday, February 1st. Based in the Silicon Valley of San Francisco, the Consul General was on his first visit to Idaho’s Treasure Valley. He was accompanied by Karen Parnell of the Idaho State Department […]

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  • Good Bye and Good Luck to NPD Legend – Chris Brown

    During the final week of November, 2016 TechHelp New Product Development Lab Student Employee and Boise State Mechanical Engineering Senior, Chris Brown, seemed to be everywhere. Monday, a group of TechHelp visitors met him at Rekluse Motor Sports while viewing that company’s Robotic CNC tenders. On Tuesday, there he was working on an NPD Project for Versabuilt, a company that […]

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  • TechHelp Welcomes Dan Brown to the New Product Development Team

    Dan Brown has joined the TechHelp New Product Development Team in the Boise State NPD Lab as a Consumer Product Development Engineer. Dan will help Idaho manufacturers and inventors assess, design, prototype and build new products. Dan is in his second year at Boise State studying Mechanical Engineering (ME).

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