Connected device engineering and innovation

Accelerate and safeguard your journey from business case to production-ready connected device with the help of our consultants, technical specialists, and rich ecosystem of partners.

Turn connected device complexity into opportunity  

Connected devices allow us to transcend the traditional boundaries of device, organization and industry. They support connected innovation that drives positive change for people, organizations, and society. 

From smart sensors, to robots that perform surgery, connected devices have diverse and innovative use cases that can simplify our daily lives, automate complex processes, and help us tackle the biggest issues of our time. 

But device development and the journey to bring a new or enhanced connected product to market is fraught with risk and complexity.  

There are critical considerations around security, safety, compliance, and sustainability. You need scalable software, robust hardware, and a tech infrastructure that supports innovation. And you need the right processes, platforms, and data strategy to continuously test, learn, and demonstrate value and feasibility. 

Here at Zühlke, we transform this complexity into opportunity. Benefit from cross-industry experience and our rich heritage in embedded software, firmware, electronics, mechanics, system architecture, regulatory compliance, and much more. 

We provide all the support you need to turn your idea into a market-ready connected device.

Bring innovation to life with Zühlke

Our consultants and technical specialists validate and simplify every step of your journey, whether you want to bring a new connected device to market, or transform your existing product into a category leader. 

Zühlke’s multidisciplinary teams and wider ecosystem ensure a secure and accelerated pathway from product discovery and validated business case, to production-ready device, whether that’s an IoT sensor, smart fridge, or medical device.

Accelerate the journey from idea to device

Devices consulting

Develop, modernize, or gain clarity around your systems architecture to provide a stable but flexible backbone for your device and a platform for growth and innovation.

Product discovery

Accelerate product discovery, with the help of experts in experience design, rapid prototyping, and product strategy.

Device engineering & innovation

Design, develop, and manufacture connected devices with sustainability, security, quality, compliance, and value delivery at heart.

Smart connected solutions

Establish the data strategy, platform, and culture you need to maximize the opportunities of AI-enabled devices for you and your customers.

Devices consulting

  • Minimize risks and reduce complexity when implementing new technologies and platform concepts across your hardware and software. 
  • Assess all your options with a comprehensive architecture review.  
  • Collaborate with architecture consultants to ensure a modern, scalable, and sustainable architecture. 
  • Understand how to reduce hardware costs and optimize product lifecycle for sustainability.  

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Product discovery

  • Collaborate with experience design experts to ensure that continuous customer insight, research, and testing informs the product development journey. 
  • Discover and deliver value, early and often, with rapid prototyping.
  • Design for feasibility.

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Device engineering & innovation

Turn your validated idea into a production-ready physical device.

  • Transform your existing product into a category leader.
  • Ensure sustainability is at the heart of product design and lifecycle.
  • Meet required quality and compliance standards .

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Smart connected solutions

  • Get your device connected and establish  the right data platforms and culture for your business model and product vision. 
  • Ensure your product meets the right cyber security and safety standards.
  • Ensure a robust but scalable cloud platform for your IoT devices.

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With our help, startup Cutiss transformed a manual process and demonstrated the feasibility and market readiness of its innovative artificial skin product. Our team implemented an automated process and proof of concept with the maturity, scalability, and operational efficiencies needed to bring to market a revolutionary, lab-made skin for treating burns.

A connected approach to smart device development

Accelerate and safeguard your journey from validated business case to production-ready product.

Mechanics 

Optimize the practical application of mechanics across the design, construction, and operation of your machines and devices.

Validate your approach and benefit from external expertise across your mechanical systems, prototyping, physics, materials, and manufacturing. Gain access to a global ecosystem of mechanical and engineering specialists through one partner: Zühlke. Collaborate with mechanical, software, and hardware engineers with direct experience in manufacturing and bringing physical products into production.

Electronics

Craft future-ready electronic devices that support connected innovation.

Implement flexible, powerful hardware structures for prototyping, components interfacing, and complex AI algorithms. Run comprehensive and iterative HF&RF simulations to ensure your wireless tech device is ready for manufacture and production. Implement AI on FPGAs or a modern, modular system to ensure autonomy and high performance, irrespective of connectivity. Ensure your electronic prototypes are EMC compliant.

Embedded software

Partner with engineers that offer diverse, cross-industry experience developing versatile embedded software and firmware.

Gain powerful software for effective and efficient control over your device’s hardware. Leverage the power of flexible software and the right programming language, operating system, and frameworks for your needs.

Safety and regulation

Cut the cost and complexity of regulation compliance with our team of experts.

Develop secure, safety-critical functionality you can depend on, where every millisecond counts. Meet the highest safety standards, manage risk effectively, and comply with regulation – on everything from medical to machinery.

Manufacturing

Leverage our extensive ecosystem and bring scalability and automation to your manufacturing processes for operational efficiencies and optimal quality.

Develop hardware and software that’s efficient, cost-effective, and production-ready. Collaborate with one partner to take you on the journey from validated business case to physical product.
Gain cross-industry experience and outside-in validation with our value and production engineers, data specialists, and quality in production experts.

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Zühlke powers pilot project for sustainable aviation

Zühlke played an essential role in developing the world’s first four-seater electric aircraft. Our consultants partnered with university ETH Zurich to develop and assess safety-critical components and review the architecture, software, hardware, and avionics for this maiden flight and pioneering research into sustainable aviation.

The Zühlke advantage

Gain an unfair advantage with Zühlke. We’ve delivered 10,000+ successful digital innovation projects worldwide.

Global reach
Global reach, local presence
Service
World-class services
Sustainabilty
Committed to sustainability
Data driven
Data-driven innovation

Global reach, local presence

Our 1,600 employees around the world work as one global knowledge network. We support you locally out of 17 offices in 10 countries.

World-class services

We’ve delivered 10,000+ software and product development projects across multiple industries. Our services are ISO accredited for their quality and efficiency.

Committed to sustainability

We prioritize sustainability throughout our projects, corporate culture, and operations.

Data-driven innovation

Data fuels innovation. That’s why we put data at the heart of everything we do.

Indranil Ronnie Bose
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Indranil Ronnie Bose

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Matthias Gwerder
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Matthias Gwerder

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Robert Sorschag
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Robert Sorschag

Senior Business Solution Manager

Robert Sorschag is Senior Business Solution Manager at the Zühlke Group. He is leading complex digital transformation and innovation engagements for Austrian customers in industrial and consumer products. Before joining Zühlke, he worked as a scientist in the area of multimedia analysis and data science. As consultant, Robert is currently focused on smart connected products, data-driven solutions, sustainable product innovation and customer experience.

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Brewster Barclay
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Brewster Barclay

Business Development Director

Brewster Barclay has a long history developing and selling innovative software and hardware solutions in the electronics and Internet industries, including running a start-up for 6 years. He is dedicated to helping customers create innovative solutions in healthcare and has shown this outside of his Zühlke responsibilities in his frequent mentoring of e-health and medtech startups.

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William Dew

Managing Director Markets

William Dew leads Business Development for Zühlke in Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience working with diverse organisations across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to solve complex business and technology challenges. Prior to joining Zühlke, William was the founder and CEO of a PropTech business in Hong Kong and has held various APAC leadership roles within companies in the FinTech and Communications industries.

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Connie Yeung
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Connie Yeung

Business Development Manager

Connie oversees the Insurance and other key business verticals in Hong Kong. She has over 10 years of experience working in both Finance and IT industry, supporting a wide range of organisations including Fortune 500 clients. With that, she has gained extensive insight into how enterprises can create better business outcomes with digital innovation. Connie is also active in foundations supporting initiatives on women leadership and women in IT.

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