Product Development Consulting


In today’s global environment where aggressive competition is common, Product Development is perhaps THE driver of long-term success. Consulting for this service helps companies wanting to develop new offerings that generate revenue and grow market share. These practices can sustain, build competitive advantage and maintain customer loyalty. Innovation is not just important — it’s an imperative.

The Catalyst Connection Difference

Manufacturers can achieve significant reductions in time-to-market and product costs by implementing a systematic innovation and product development consulting process that incorporates best practices, as well as newer concepts such as open innovation.

Our consulting utilizes the most effective strategies and tactics in innovation and product development and right-sized them for small and mid-sized manufacturers, from ideation through product launch. As a result, we are helping companies develop innovative new products that increase long-term financial performance and company value.

Tools for Success

  • Innovation Acceleration – Develop the building blocks to speed new product selection and development. During this three-month process, the team gains confidence through a series of “quick wins”.
  • New Product Development and Commercialization – We provide as much consulting as needed to help companies successfully develop and commercialize new products. Consulting can include grant writing, project management, proof of concept research and testing, identification of technical resources, and launch strategy development and execution.
  • Program Development – Development of a formal consulting program based on Stage-Gate® principles. Includes a two-day training workshop where attendees learn product development best practices, as well as develop the key components and tools for their company’s Product Development Program. On-going coaching is provided following the workshop to help ensure successful implementation.

Get Started

For more information, contact Connie Palucka, Vice President, Consulting