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New Product Development 

Innovation is crucial for powering long-term business success.

Embracing effective product development practices can fuel your growth with innovative products and services that redefine your market presence and help increase market share. A well-orchestrated innovation portfolio, an effective R&D, operating model are essential for success. With customer expectations for products shifting all the time ongoing new product development is a must.

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The percentage of businesses reporting that improving the quality of goods and services is their main innovation driver; as an enabler to stay competitive.


Businesses cite excessive perceived economic risks as a barrier to innovation and development; encumbering their R&D efforts.


The percentage of UK businesses that were innovation active between 2018-2020 – up from 38% in 2016-2018 – which is encouraging.

Source: UK Innovation Survey 2021 published May 12, 2022 – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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Don’t risk your new product development

We have developed a proprietary approach that provides structure and confidence for our clients and product development consultants alike; removing ambiguity and risks from your NPD project.

Assess situation, existing products, market needs, gaps and problems, feasibility and size of opportunities
Develop product strategy deliverables that identify options that layout options for propositions and products
Create product feature designs, customer journeys and UX designs to inform how the product should be delivered
Deliver product(s) in a way that satisfies the needs and delivers on the market needs, goals for customers and organisation
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We’ll find you the right product development expertise

Investing in new product development becomes crucial in a world of ever changing expectations

Our product development consulting marketplace caters to diverse industries – such as advanced manufacturing, energy and natural resources, consumer products, and technology – tackling the myriad challenges associated with product development. From streamlining processes and mitigating risk to fostering adaptable product development approaches and aligning to strategic goals, businesses can remain competitive, agile, and growth-oriented, ultimately leading to long-term success in an ever-changing market landscape.
Access verified product development consultants and contractors with expertise in every facet of product development and innovation by leveraging our exclusive algorithm-driven consulting marketplace.
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Product development expertise that builds differentiation and adoption

Businesses face numerous product development challenges as they strive to create innovative and competitive products.

Mission-critical challenges include identifying customer needs, generating innovative ideas, balancing features and costs, and staying current with market trends and competitors. Effective management of time, resources, and cross-functional teams is vital. High product quality and safety, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property protection are crucial. Implementing robust go-to-market strategies, including marketing, pricing, and distribution, is essential for maximising adoption and achieving market success.
By addressing these challenges proactively, organisations can sharpen their product development processes, enhance the likelihood of success, and sustain a competitive edge. Blue Ocean Strategy is one methodology that focus on how you can better the competition on both cost AND differentiation.  The below image shows the Blue Ocean Strategy Canvass.

Blue Ocean – finding a way to make your competition irrelevant

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Whether you want to use this framework or not, our comprehensive network makes finding the right product development consultant or contractor easy, with access to expert assistance at different phases tailored to your goals, obstacles, and the current progress of your product development initiatives.

Market research

Understanding the target audience’s requirements, preferences, and pain points and assessing market opportunities, trends, and competition.

Idea generation

Developing unique and creative product ideas that differentiate a business from competitors can be challenging, especially in saturated markets.

Concept development and validation

Refining product concepts ensures they are well-defined, viable, and aligned with customer needs and market trends.

Product design and engineering

Designing products and incorporating materials and manufacturing processes ensures that products are functional, aesthetically appealing, and cost-effective.

Risk assessment and mitigation

Identifying potential design, production and materials risks associated with product development and developing strategies to mitigate those risks..

Project management

Developing and managing entire product development processes ensures that projects stay on schedule, within budget, and meet quality standards.

Supply chain and manufacturing

Optimising an organisation’s supply chains and selecting the best manufacturing partners to ensure efficient and cost-effective production.

Intellectual property (IP) strategy

Ensuring IP matters such as patent protection, licensing, and trade secrets to protect innovations are identified, registered and enforced.

Go-to-market strategy

Developing and executing effective product launch plans, including pricing, distribution, and marketing strategies to maximise product adoption and market success.

Evaluation and continuous improvement

Analysing performance data, gathering customer feedback, and identifying areas for improvement, ensuring long-term product success.

Effective product development consulting

Our marketplace supports business growth by refining business approaches to product development

Our innovative consulting marketplace empowers clients to transition from upholding the status quo to cultivating a future where innovation and new product development become the cornerstone of business success.
Our expert product development consultant and consultant pool combines deep technical expertise and industry knowledge of contemporary product development trends with creative thinking to uncover distinct value-driving opportunities for clients across various industries and sectors throughout the UK.
Besides offering strategic product development guidance, our consultant and contractor network helps create actionable strategies that foster innovation within organisations, business operations, and product portfolios, all while delivering substantial commercial, competitive, and customer-centric benefits.
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Tailored product development consultant and contractor support

Introducing our cutting-edge marketplace tailored for organisations seeking product development consultants, our platform reinvents how businesses access professional consulting services. Seamlessly connect with highly qualified consultants with extensive, real-world experience across various industries focused on product development.
Our platform streamlines finding, evaluating, and engaging product development consultants by offering advanced, algorithm-powered search capabilities, in-depth profiles, and transparent pricing. Our innovative project-scoping tool lets you define the expertise, outcomes, and skillsets necessary for your product development challenge, creating customised consultancy support.
Our marketplace takes the hassle out of finding product development consultants and contractors – and saves 30-50% versus alternatives.

1. Easy project scoping

Build your project specification with pre-configured Statements of Work using our extensive library

2. Verified expertise

Get instant access to a vast pool of verified business change consultants and contractors for your project.

3. Save time and money

Reach our network of independent consultants and contractors with a wide range of expertise in just five minutes.

4. Simple, effective contracts

Our one-contract multiple-project approach streamlines the consulting experience for both clients and consultants.
Emily Shelley MD, Alamy (PA Media Group)

“Always focused on outcomes with a unique ability to balance project delivery challenges. Adaptable, collaborative and supportive.”

Scott Sumner, Commercial Insights Director, EXFO

“Portevo provided a completely new and fresh perspective for EXFO to put a customer-led network experience at the centre of its B2B product sales process.” 

Philip Sharpe, MD Sonalake

“Portevo’s approach to our product strategy project at Sonalake provided the added impetus we needed to answer some bigger strategic questions”

Why work with Portevo?

Embark on a journey of specialised expertise and bespoke solutions with Portevo, our sophisticated consultant marketplace designed to address your organisation’s unique new product development challenges.

Our platform streamlines connecting with top-tier professionals while conserving time, resources and offering competitive rates.
Experience the flexibility to accommodate various project scopes and timelines by combining tailored consultancy work modules specific to new product development. Leveraging consultant verification and client reviews, Portevo simplifies your search for the right experienced and professional product development consultants and contractors, ensuring a seamless experience, accelerated results, and cost-effective pricing.
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