Posts In Category: American Innovation

Winner of KU Product Design Contest Announced

13 Dec 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
What can the next generation teach us about innovation? Perhaps a lot. Over the past three months, students at the University of Kansas have been digging in at their chance to become part of tomorrow’s cutting-edge product design. Eleven students studying design participated in an Innovation Competition to design a product for a real business. […]
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The Winning Product is…

02 Oct 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
We hate to break it to you, but lots of people have great ideas. There are many facets to what makes a product a success. Does it fill a need? Does it come in at the right price point? Is it properly marketed? Does it captivate customers’ emotions? Arguably, one of the most important elements […]
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Don’t Let a Financial Drought Halt Innovation

25 Aug 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
One of the biggest questions I get from current and potential customers is, “What do you think about my idea for a product in light of this suffering economy?” Yes – it’s true that we are living through the worst economic times since the 1930’s. But hard times don’t equate to bad times unless you […]
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KC ‘Entrepreneur Week’

19 Jun 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
Every Friday during happy hour, ideas for over 800 innovations are conceived. Of these 800 ideas, 350 are drawn out on bar napkins. Of those 350 bar napkins adorned with cool new ideas, 200 wipe wing sauce off of mouths. Of the remaining 150, 20 get shoved into pockets. Of those 20 bar napkins with […]
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Kansas City, a Pioneering Spirit

14 Jun 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
Kansas City has been a crossroads, both literally and figuratively from the get-go. The first European settlement, a permanent trading post, was established in 1821 by a French trapper named Chouteau. This settlement, which Chouteau called “The Village of the Kansas,” was the first step in a long line of rough and tumble visionaries who […]
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Competition is a Good Thing

02 Sep 2011 R2FACT 0 Comment
Competition is a good thing. Especially the so called, “never been seen before”. Finding someone else on the internet selling “your product” may not be as bad as it seems. Yes at first, your stomach drops and you can’t help but think you have wasted much of your time and money. But let’s face the facts. Most […]
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06 Jul 2009 R2FACT 0 Comment
Virtual Prototype is another form one may want to consider as a preliminary step to the actual fabrication of a material. It can be less expensive than prototyping. “Virtual” by nature is visual only. It can not be touched. It is an electronic illustrated file in CAD that can be photo real rendered and used […]
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C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design)

18 Jun 2009 R2FACT 0 Comment
R2FACT has diverse expertise and develop products with the ultimate goal of commercialization in mind. We work with Sales and Marketing so that the products are properly designed and engineered for the marketplace. Once a concept sketch and detail line drawings are signed off, we model in Solid Works. SW is the most recognized and […]
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16 May 2009 R2FACT 0 Comment
Will the product be licensed or sold directly?  Will it be made in the US or off-shore?  Will its features be basic or high end? Whichever the response, the product’s “perceived consumer value” must be in line with the suggested retail price (SRP). The SRP versus “costs of goods” (COGs) must meet or beat standard […]
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