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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  • 2017 I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene

    Thursday, May 25 is the final day for the early bird rate of $150/person for the I90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene on May 31 – June 1, 2017. May 30 – June 1 in Coeur d’Alene REGISTER NOW!  May 30    Evening Kickoff Reception May 31    Spring Conference and Aerospace Expo June 1  […]

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  • Manufacturing Matters Expo 2017

    Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in  Spokane.

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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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  • July 2016 Update – Inventor Spotlight – Doug Gaus and the Poof Fling Flyer by Alex Brands

    Poof Fling Flyer by Alex Brands Story Part One  Introducing Inventor, Doug Gaus Part Two – Q&A on Invention with Doug Gaus Part Three – Intellectual Property, Selling Your Idea & Licensing July 2016 Update – Sales Soar at Walmart & Amazon In a follow up to our story about Idaho Inventor, Doug Gaus, we recently learned […]

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  • Mountain Home’s In the Ditch Towing Featured on The American Innovator

    The American Innovator (AI) recently traveled to Mountain Home, Idaho to visit Chuck Cecceralli (L) and the crew at In The Ditch Towing Products (ITD). AI was impressed by the spirit and culture of ITD and the company’s “over-the-top” implementation of Lean Manufacturing. You can view the AI Video of ITD here.  In addition to its success with Lean, ITD […]

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