First of all, get in contact and shortly explain your idea/plan. In further communication we will find out, if Start-A-Factory is the right place for you.
A next big step would be a mission workshop: we will discuss your product’s development status and elaborate a possible roadmap – confidential and without commitment.
If then SAF is still the best for you - Fraunhofer IZM will identify the most suitable staff to support you and provide an effort estimation individually tailored to your startups' idea/situation.
The clarification of this and the funding possibilities will take some time from experience but then your time in Start-a-Factory can start: move in one of our working containers and start developing with our help. We will help you to bring you from the first idea to a tangible prototype and help you get ready for industrial manufacturing in short time.
The prototype production is done on flexible facilities and can be done within days. A following test & permission phase in dedicated labs will get your prototype qualified.
In the end, you are ready for manufacturing: you will receive a comprehensive set of your production documentation.