Idea & Plan

Discover if your idea is viable for the real world and ready to prototype

How does discovery work?

To understand if your idea is viable for real world application, we go through a process called Discovery. During the discovery phase our team of engineers and designers will sit with you, hear about your ideas, question its application and help you create a plan of action. We’re here to stress-test your idea and see if it has the legs to run out of the workshop and into the real world.

The kinds of things we address during the discovery phase include:

  • Who are your users and what are they trying to achieve with your product?

  • Are there any constraints your product might face due to the market its in, funding or technology readiness?

  • Is there an opportunity to improve and iterate your idea?

  • Is there any data we can gain access to help you substantiate how your idea will work?


From here, we’re then able to move onto the next stage; proof of concept.

What are proof of concept services?

Proof of concept is taking the theory behind your product and seeing if it has a practical application. This phase enables us to test its feasibility. Our proof of concept services give us the chance to experiment in a low-fi environment.

Proof of concept services involve:

  • A low-risk environment to test out your idea.

  • An opportunity to get internal feedback on your idea.

  • Highlight any potential issues your project could face (such as technical or logistical).

Proven ideas in the real world

Build & Implement

Create a rapid prototype of your idea to bring it to life

How do the alpha and beta phases work?

The alpha phase of a project is trying out different solutions to problems your project might be facing. Here, we can understand the challenges involved and suggest different ways to overcome them. It’s important during the alpha phase to try new ideas and challenge old ways of working or thinking. Our team of designers and engineers are here every step of the way to help you figure out the best solution.

The beta phase of a project is realising your idea by building a first iteration of it. During this phase you can think about how your solution might replace existing services and how you can prepare for it going live. By approaching the problem first then building the first model of it we can address challenges iteratively, rather than all at once.

What can Defproc build?

We provide a range of services that ensures coverage from idea to prototype. This ensures that you can get the whole package from start to finish with peace of mind that you’re in good hands.

Some of servives include;

  • Hardware services including bespoke PCBs, 3D printing and laser cutting.

  • Software services, from device firmwares to full scale desktop applications.

  • Industry leading knowledge for IoT devices including LoRaWAN and NB-IoT.

More Services

Who we’ve built ideas for

Test & Improve

See how your idea reacts to a real-world environment

How does the live phase work?

With your idea now realised, we can hope to see how it plays out with real users in real environments. Here we can take all of the learnings from the discovery, alpha and beta stages in order to continually deliver an excellent product. It may be appropriate to work in collaboration with other organisations to gain unique insights. DefProc has a long history of working collaboratively with other organisations in order to bring to life complex or large-scale ideas.

Which testing services do you offer?

Proof of concept is taking the theory behind your product and seeing if it has a practical application. This phase enables us to test its feasibility. Our proof of concepting services give us the chance to experiment in a low-fi environment.

Proof of concept services involve:

  • A low-risk environment to test out your idea

  • An opportunity to get internal feedback on your idea

  • Highlight any potential issues your project could face (such as technical or logistical)

Testing in the real world