Industrial Design

Unlock the full potential of your product and bring your vision to life.

Our Industrial Design Work

Using Inertia's local microfactory enabled us to get our first batch of sensors out of the lab and onto the market at a fraction of the time it would have taken to set up a large volume run, shipped from elsewhere. Their engineering team also helped refine our process to improve manufacturability for future production

Norman Zhou

Co-Founder, AquaSensing

We needed a partner who could design, manufacture, and supply-manage our smart lock hardware product so that our team could focus on developing our core services and IP, which is access control and encryption software. The Inertia team certainly delivered on the hardware, which helped us focus on our core and scale our business. Inertia continues to be a key partner in our growth and success.

David Coode

CEO, Sera 4

Being a first-time entrepreneur, the Inertia team fully immersed me in their product development experience and made me feel in total control of my product's destiny – providing exceptional support required to get the work done right and on time. They shared with me all their knowledge and understanding of the technical, regulatory, and commercial landscape which empowered me to make the best decisions for my product and my customers. Their transparency, communication, and collaboration are head and shoulders above anything I've ever experienced.

Dayo Olakulehin MD

CEO, Ligand Innovation Global

The next growing season waits for no one. That's why we partnered with Inertia to be our turn-key hardware engineering and manufacturing team. In six short months they delivered a clean-sheet engineered design for our autonomous weed-picking vehicle – mechanicals, bodywork, electronic power & control systems. In just three more months, they delivered all the custom and off-the-shelf components required to build the first pilot fleet. We could not have innovated this fast without them.

Luc Labbé

CEO, Nexus Robotics

We needed a company to work with us on the development of a novel medical device in record time, while in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inertia was an excellent partner. They stepped up to meet this challenge and we were able to successfully complete the project. Together, we have directly improved the lives of patients around the world.

Neil Godara

Vice President & GM, Baylis Medical

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Not only did they design a beautiful vertical grow garden that looks like it actually belongs in your home, they helped to increase our gross profit margins and rapidly scale our manufacturing capacity to meet our growing customer demand.

Conner Tidd

Founder & CEO, Just Vertical

From the early stages of the project, we were driven by ambitious timelines with a fail-fast mentality. Countless rapid iterations based on user feedback ultimately produced a persuasive prototype. From there, we needed a high-quality product and short time-to-market. We were demanding at every stage of the project. The Inertia team delivered in lockstep. They were smart, poised, and solution-oriented even when faced with seemingly impossible requirements. I really enjoyed working with them. It felt like we were one team. Our partnership with Inertia was critical to our success.

Garry Liu

Cofounder & CEO, Innovere Medical Inc.

From Concept Creation to Human Connection
User-Centred Industrial Design

Design Language

As a reputed industrial design agency, our team understands how to expertly blend form, materials, and function to create a design language that resonates with your target audience and reflects the unique attributes of your brand and product. This can include everything from the shape of the product to the colours and textures used, as well as any branding or packaging associated with the product.

Build, Measure, Learn

The “Build, Measure, Learn” approach is the heartbeat of innovation. By continuously testing and refining your vision, we can identify areas for improvement and make adjustments to create a product that is not only functional but also pushes the boundaries of what is possible. This approach encourages creativity, fosters collaboration and leads to the development of category defining products.

Design For Manufacturability

By considering the materials and manufacturing processes during the industrial design phase, we can identify any potential issues and make changes before they become costly problems. This results in a more sustainable, efficient manufacturing process, while reducing the cost of production and improving your speed to market.


We take great care in designing your product with accessibility in mind to ensure that it is practical for all users. Our industrial designers consider various accessibility guidelines and best practices so that everyone has an equal opportunity to access and use your innovation.


Our industrial design team prioritizes sustainability by designing your product with universal design principles, longevity, ease of repair and transport in mind. These elements of industrial design engineering are integrated throughout the entire life cycle of your product to ensure sustainability is reflected in every aspect.

Why Start-Ups teams and SME's Should Consider Using Our
Industrial Design Services

As a Start-Up Founder or Team Member

Your primary focus may be on launching an MVP version of your product as soon as possible. However, working with an industrial designer in the early stages of product development can significantly enhance the desirability and feasibility of your product.

As your industrial design consultant, we bring a unique perspective to your product concept to bridge the gap between technical functionality and design aesthetics. We understand how to optimize a design for manufacturability and sustainability.

Additionally, our industrial designers are skilled in rapid prototype development, which allows you to test your product with your users and make improvements before mass production.

As a Senior Manager

You likely face pressure to bring products to market quickly to stay competitive. One key aspect of this is determining which IP to commercialize. Our industrial product design team streamlines the research, design, prototyping, and testing of concepts with your customers, making the process efficient and seamless.

You may also be tasked with keeping costs low while ensuring that the final product meets the needs and preferences of your target customers, which can be challenging.

Our industrial designers help manage these costs upfront by incorporating manufacturability cost targets into the product design process. By designing for manufacturing, we can help you strike the right balance between cost and consumer satisfaction.

Where Do We Start?

Given all the moving parts of a project, it can sometimes be tricky to figure out how to engage with an industrial design agency. Below are a few options for how we start working with companies and teams seeking assistance with industrial design engineering.

Concept Development Sprint:

Bring your concept to life by working with our industrial designers. We will help you create initial concept sketches and develop photorealistic renderings. This approach is commonly used by teams seeking feedback on multiple concepts for validation.

Product Design Review:

Do you have a preliminary design for your product that isn’t quite connecting with your intended customer, and you’re not sure where to go from here?

We’ll conduct an in-depth review of your product design and provide actionable insights on usability, ergonomics, and aesthetics.

Design Language Workshop:

Are you looking to create a design language for a product in development?

During this 2-day workshop, you’ll work with our product strategists and industrial product design experts to develop a unique, high-impact design language for your product. Listed below is an outline of the topics that will be covered in our workshop.

  • Research and Analysis:

    Understanding the target audience, competitors, and industry trends in your product category.

  • Design Principles:

    Defining the core design principles that will guide the product’s aesthetic and functionality.

  • Design Elements:

    Creating a set of design elements such as shape, form, materials, and colour that will be used consistently across the product line.

  • Design System:

    Organizing the design elements into a comprehensive design system that can be easily applied to different products and variations.

  • Prototyping

    Creating physical prototypes to test and refine the design language before final production.

  • User Testing:

    Testing the final product with the target audience to get feedback and make improvements.

Industrial Design Project Profile

The Clek Liing is a state of the art infant car seat that sets a new standard for comfort and safety. We designed it to position a child in a semi-reclined position so that their head can easily rest, without any added strain to their undeveloped neck muscles.

The Liing includes 7 recline positions and a trusty bubble indicator that shows parents exactly where their baby needs to be to ensure the best angle for safe, open airways.

Best of all, the Liing includes innovative, best-in-class safety features like a metal load leg, and a two-piece shell lined with EPP foam for enhanced side-impact protection in the event of a collision.