New Product Development

CITEC's New Product Innovation services help companies:

  • Reduce project development cycle times by 50%
  • Increase project on-time delivery to 90%
  • Reduce manufacturing costs by more than 30%


Innovation Engineering for Profitable NPD

A Proven System for Accelerating Ideas & Opportunities for Profitable Growth

The Innovation Engineering System accelerates a continuous flow of innovations: big and small to address your department’s, division’s & company’s opportunities. Major innovation projects have a dramatic impact on sales and profits. Minor projects help transform the culture. It’s a four-stage process of Define, Discover, Develop and Deliver. It integrates painlessly with classic project management systems such as Compression Planning, Stage-Gate, Design for 6 Sigma or Hoshin Planning. [click to learn more]


Innovation Engineering Jump Start

Increases Velocity of Existing and New Ideas for Growing Your Sales and Profits

Can you give us one day? We’ll help you get started on accelerating ideas into reality.  In just one day, your CITEC Growth Coach will help you get your existing ideas moving faster and -- at the same time -- spark a few new ideas for growing your sales and profits.

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Innovation Engineering Executive Program

Your Executive Team Will Learn the New Way of Thinking About Innovation

While it is well understood that companies that innovate realize 200 to 300% increases in profit growth when they transform to a proactive innovation culture versus a reactive price driven orientation, research indicates that executives are hesitant because they feel that innovation can take a long time and can be very risky.

The Innovation Engineering Executive Program is a 1.5 day training where you and your team of executives learn the fundamentals of how to lead and manage innovation as a “system” that delivers increased speed and decreased risk. The Program is an “Executive Summary” course designed to make senior executives literate in the new innovation mindset.

The Innovation Engineering field of study and practice transforms innovation from a random art to a reliable business system that delivers increased speed (up to 6x) and decreased risk (30 to 80%). This program provides a summary appropriate for executives.

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Lean Product Development

Your company can dramatically slash both time-to-market and manufacturing costs by identifying and eliminating waste in the new product development process. Most companies will realize an immediate payback by implementing the common-sense tools of Lean Product Development. 

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University Resources

For companies with limited or no product development resources, CITEC can connect you with the expertise your company needs for:

  • manufacturing feasibility,
  • rapid prototyping,
  • technology transfer,
  • product design assistance and more!

In addition, if you need an experienced project manager to help your small company, we can assemble support teams that provide idea filtering and feasibility analysis, continuing through to industrial and product design and initial product launch.

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To serve the growth and innovation needs of New York's North Country manufacturers, CITEC offers a number of proven services to assist companies in your next stage of business and opportunity. The ideal place to get started is to determine the best program for your unique situation -- contact one of our growth experts today for a no cost, no obligation review and recommendations.


CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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