Accelerate time to market for your connected device

Accelerate and safeguard your journey from business case to production-ready connected device with the help of our strategists, engineers, and ecosystem partners.

Cut costs and complexity with connected device & medical device engineering and consulting

Bringing a connected device, hardware product, or medical device to market is fraught with complexity – from ensuring feasibility, scalability, and user value, to complying with strict safety and security standards and minimising costs, waste, and environmental impact.

Together with our partners, our connected device consultants and engineers are here to help you navigate rising complexity and turn opportunities into tangible business value.

Integrating strategy, experience design, software and hardware engineering, and tech infrastructure, our multidisciplinary teams help you craft breakthrough products that deliver transformative impact.

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Ideate, build, and scale your connected device with our holistic support

Accelerate time to value with the help of our multidisciplinary expertise. We specialise in embedded software, firmware, electronics, mechanics, optics, design, engineering, system architecture, regulatory compliance, and sustainability. 

  • Mechanics

    Using iterative prototyping, testing, and simulations, our mechanics verify product quality and resilience as you progress towards series production.

  • Electronics

    Design future-proof, manufacturing-ready electronic devices featuring advanced hardware, AI algorithms, and EMC compliance.

  • Embedded software

    Harness our world-class embedded software and firmware capabilities, from ‘bare metal’ to embedded Linux systems.

  • Safety and regulation

    Navigate a changing regulatory landscape, ensuring your device meets stringent sustainability, safety, and risk management standards.

  • Design for manufacturing

    Design connected devices and production equipment with a clear focus on high-quality, low-risk manufacturing. Optimise the cost-benefit ratio across your design and development.

  • Infrastructure

    Demonstrate value and feasibility, fast, with our prototyping workshops, optics, testing, and EMC labs, SMT prototyping infrastructure, and makerspace.

  • Industrial design

    Ensure your products support a holistic and seamless customer experience by harnessing a human-centred design approach.

  • Requirements engineering

    Meet your customers' expectations and realise successful products with clear and precise requirements. Our  systematic approach enables you to tailor requirements engineering to your individual project – a key requirement for the success of the project.

  • Quality in production

    Ensure quality and optimise operations with our expertise in test management, custom software development, systems engineering, and rich experience working in regulated environments.

  • Design for sustainability

    Design, build, and operate products that minimse waste and energy use. Harness our lifecycle assessments and eco-design capabilities to improve the sustainability of products across their lifecycle.

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' Our partnership with Zühlke was key to the project’s success – especially the team’s extensive experience in mixed reality and industrialising prototypes. '
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The connected devices & medical products making an impact

Learn how leading companies are reinventing their development journey to realise innovative devices, maximise value, and unlock the potential of new technologies.

Accelerate the pathway from business case to production-ready connected device

Our holistic connected device consulting and hardware engineering validates and streamlines every step of your product lifecycle – from product discovery and experience design to market-ready product.

  • Smart connected solutions

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

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  • Device engineering & innovation

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

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  • Devices consulting

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

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  • Product discovery

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

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  • Make your device ‘smart’ and establish the right data platforms and culture for your business model and product vision.
  • Ensure your product meets the right cybersecurity and safety standards.
  • Ensure a robust but scalable cloud platform for your IoT devices.
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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 the relevant quality and compliance standards.
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  • Minimise 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 optimise product lifecycle for sustainability. 
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  • 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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Explore our device & hardware innovation insights

Explore our latest research, insights, and perspectives on the most important trends and opportunities in the connected device space.

Meet our device engineering and consulting experts

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Ronnie Bose

Group Head Devices
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Matthias Gwerder

Head of Devices
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Robert Sorschag

Head of Devices and Business Solution Manager

Dr Robert Sorschag is Head of Devices and Business Solution Manager at the Zühlke. He is leading complex digital transformation and Innovation engagements for Austrian customers with emphasis on physical device development. Before joining Zühlke he gained about 10 years of scientific experience in the area of computer vision and machine learning. 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

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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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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