Pushing the boundaries of design.
Bringing medical, health and wellness products to market requires skill. We have skills in abundance and a strong track-record of making products which bring societal change from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs.
From life-saving intensive care equipment to dynamic apps our success comes from a thorough and robust process born out of expertise and bags of experience.
Our Explore process starts with questions, we see beyond the brief to understand the context and ambition, drawing on all our expertise to get to the heart of what really matters to our clients. This ensures that when you take those vital next steps, you are heading in the right direction.
Finding routes to market in the NHS for innovative products is challenging and competitive. Our robust process of Explore, Design, Make is based on the practice of bringing together the right people at the start of our project to plan your route to market. We understand that the increasing demands on healthcare systems requires innovative and efficient products to perform at the highest level. We’ll work with you to make that happen.
Explore with us to make sure every product design decision is made for the right reasons using our process of continuous evaluation and assessment.
Triteq are excited to collaborate a global innovation consultancy working with individuals to develop and strengthen their knowledge to create opportunities to enable innovation. We look forward to sharing more exciting news on this in the next few months.
Safety-critical medical devices
Safety is paramount
Trusted to ensure safety, time and time again.
We have an established track record in delivering safety-critical medical devices, this experience enables us to guide and advise newcomers to the market on the challenges and opportunities. We are proud of this because in healthcare safety comes first – it is non-negotiable in the medical devices industry.
Triteq has worked to ISO 13485 for design and manufacture since 2010. This Standard determines the requirements for a Quality Management System specific to the medical devices industry, covering quality management systems and requirements for regulatory purposes.
We do not just comply with this internationally-agreed standard, we go above and beyond, continually investing in all the elements of the standard. This ensures we are able to support clients in developing complex and safety-critical medical devices.
One example of our work is supporting diagnostic devices developer Zilico. The company was founded in 2006 following a successful collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop a more accurate means of diagnosis for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN).
We have supported the company design and helped to develop the next generation of diagnostic devices, with safety and quality at the forefront of the design process. These safety-critical products are now removing subjectivity, increasing accuracy and delivering results in real-time, allowing for the improvement and extension of clinical screening programmes globally.
Opening more doors
A new location in Oxford and the launch of The Engine Room
Bringing a new and unique product to life at Triteq is all about collaboration.
Bringing a new and unique product to life at Triteq is all about collaboration. Our UX designers talk to our app developers, our industrial designers work alongside our regulatory experts and our project managers make plans with our production team. We talk to ensure we form a successful whole, with individual brilliance.
We’ve always made collaboration a top priority, priding ourselves on avoiding the outsourcing so many companies rely on and managing a project in-house from end to end. In the past ‘in-house’ literally meant that everything happened in our Hungerford home, with all our collaborators working in one space. But the Triteq team is growing so much that we are now opening more doors for our clients. We have created The Engine Room in Hungerford and we are excited to have moved into the brand new Wood Centre for Innovation in Oxford.
We design, engineer and produce superior products to make a dynamic impact on target markets.
When you work with Triteq, we become part of your journey. We do not just design and manufacture.
At the start of every project we brief the team, listen to the ideas and share our feedback with our clients. Our approach means your project is always connected with all of the teams involved, time is used effectively and clients are guaranteed maximum value.
We listen, ask the right questions and add value, coordinating product direction with development and commercialisation. Nurturing new ideas through every stage from concept all the way to market presents challenges which need to be assessed, explored and understood. But our direction ensures our path to manufacturing is future-proofed, meets regulatory standards and fits the technological context.
Our team boasts a wealth of knowledge and accumulated experience, with a proven track record of managing breakthrough projects; from life-changing safety-critical medical devices to fitness apps which harness the power of artificial intelligence to improve health.
We will support your sustainability strategy, through environmental purchasing and production methods. We embrace every opportunity to achieve responsible outcomes.
Smart, efficient and beautiful design.
We bring ideas, products and innovations to life through flawless, life-changing design underpinned by technical skills and industry experience.
As well as the creative flair and engineering brilliance needed to successfully design and develop a new product, we also combine the winning ingredients of structure and knowledge into our robust process.
The best design considers the manufacturing process, that’s why we explore your project realisation route before getting creative. It’s about informed design, design for manufacture, fit for mass production and distribution.
We consider the entire cycle of a product, from its birth and creation to eventual use in the front line of healthcare. This helps us to develop a design which navigates complex challenges in health technology, from cyber security to usability engineering for medical devices, factoring in the right material fit for the intended environment. We design for your users, we test, assess and align design with your route to market. We have been there before; we know what questions to ask.
Stunning, cost-effective, functional design based on a razor-sharp brief, honed through our comprehensive ‘explore’ phase, that’s what we do.
Triteq supports innovative design and as part of this, we sponsor a number of the Under-graduate/master poster competitions.
Designing for life
Supporting future societies in rapidly changing environments.
Design and technology are combining to impact our lifestyles. We are not just product designers, but a company who considers products and apps that will support future societies. The world is changing rapidly, how we live will change dramatically as technological advances and digital innovations shape the fabric of society and the homes of the future.
While designing and developing products containing the latest technologies, we also consider the impact they have on mental health and how we can improve quality of life, and take more responsibility for measuring our health and well-being. As a demonstration of our commitment to, and passion for, future neighbourhoods our CEO Angela Hobbs will be participating in the Agile Ageing Alliance (AAA) on May 14th and 15th, where she will join a panel to celebrate the organisation’s fifth anniversary.
Describing its ambition, the AAA states: “While it would be disingenuous to underestimate the scale of our challenge, or indeed the opportunity to move away from outmoded conceptions of age that will lead to a richer set of possibilities in later life. We still believe that a passionate group of like-minded individuals in the same room, talking the same language, sharing the same ideals, and committing to the same overarching goal, can transcend the barriers which generally impede progress.”
Supporting start ups
Passing on knowledge, expertise, and experience.
We believe in starts-up. They are dynamic, imaginative and passionate and we love working with them. At Triteq, we are proud of our track-record of supporting start-ups.
As well as the work we do in helping entrepreneurs not just in exploring, developing and designing their products, we also continue to support key growth schemes and provide free advice.
In 2018/2019,we worked with start-ups at the IMAGINE IF innovation event , The Design Council and also sponsored Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for OET.
Participating in these events and working directly with many start-ups has helped us create our Explore Workshops.
We use these workshops to pass on invaluable knowledge, expertise and experience to budding entrepreneurs, identifying the many different elements to bringing a concept to life and taking that concept to market.
Our mission is to exceed expectations.
Exploration – We look at each project from every angle thanks to our Explore process. The best value we can give to our clients is to work with them to build a clear understanding of what needs to be done, the best route to take and early identification of potential opportunities and obstacles. This has been clearly demonstrated by our experience.
Integrated facilities – Working from the simplest of sketches, we guide you along the route from producing your first prototype to the manufactured product. Our fully-equipped prototype studio is an excellent resource for our clients and has all the necessary in-house resources for the Design for Manufacture process. At each stage, our regulatory team align the product development to guarantee we are working to the highest level. As a result, our clients achieve value for their budgets and maximum benefit from our services.
“Triteq is an exceptional design partner”
Bruno Ehrler CEO 1Cryobio
Industry compliant – We design and develop safety-critical medical devices and innovative products which require expert knowledge of relevant regulatory criteria. We work to ISO13485 and 9001 and have vast experience in CE marking and FDA approvals.
Partnerships – We have developed well-established partnerships with external Test Houses, International Manufacturers and IP Strategists.
New Approach –Talk to us about how we can support you on your transition from Medical Devices Directive (MDD) to Medical Devices Regulation (MDR).
Seamless Design for Manufacturability.
Our Design for Manufacture process ensures we deliver intelligent design and skillful engineering – bringing practical results and enhancing lives. When we were asked to design a system to assess and analyse footfall by footwear, we did what we do best, we talked to the team and got the right people together to explore, design and make.
We identify user needs and align them with the design and development of your product. We do this by listening to your idea and brief and working with you to share your vision and journey to product realisation.
Our process ensures the end product achieves targets for quality, reliability, regulatory compliance and time to market.
Whether it’s in-house prototype creation to visualise your solution, or a complex working prototype or mass production, we use this same process – because it works.
This process is circular. We research, design, feedback, prototype, test, measure and assess. This tried-and-tested approach delivers products with functionality and form, built from appropriate materials and engineered to achieve a defined purpose.
Working with a diverse range of clients in highly-specialised industries, our explorers, designers and makers swiftly build an extensive understanding to ensure we exceed expectations.
Come and have a chat with us as Medica 2020.
Future-proofing healthcare by embracing technology.
We think about tomorrow, today. Because healthcare is changing and to survive and thrive, it needs to be ready for the future now.
The digital age is creating opportunities previously considered impossible and it has only just begun. We are excited by this pace of change, with digital enriching lives. From highly-sophisticated mobile apps to cloud technology, electronic health records to wearables, it is part of the fabric of society.
Health products and systems are becoming more intelligent, while people are becoming more responsible for their own health by embracing lifestyle apps, trackable devices and software which improves their ability to self-manage a long-term health condition.
We think digital, we think about the future.
0 to 230mph in 12 months
Living every innovator’s dream: the story
When his design idea got plucked from obscurity and propelled him to award-winning success, Triteq’s Head of Creative Chris Beatty was on cloud nine – but how did he do it?
Early last summer, prior to joining the team at Triteq, I got to stand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and watch a car I’d helped to design win the world-famous Indianapolis 500, the fastest motor race on the planet. For a guy with a lifelong passion for motorsport, it was both gloriously exciting and completely surreal – unquestionably my career highlight to date and just an all-round amazing personal achievement.
But how did it come about? – If I had to sum up the whole experience in one phrase I’d have to fall back on simply ‘being in the right place at the right time’. But while there’s a lot of truth to that cliché, it definitely doesn’t tell the whole story. I want to share my story with you in the hope that the lessons I learned might bring you closer to a race-winning moment of your own. So, let’s back-track a little… this all started about three years ago, when I decided to make a tweak to my career path. For nearly twenty years, I’d run my own creative company focused on digital corporate comms and 3D animation projects. I wanted to do something that would have more of a lasting impact on people’s lives. I wanted to get back to working in product design. I realised that the best way to demonstrate my skills to new clients was to have an up-to-date showcase design project and I decided to combine it with a personal passion, motorsport.
My enjoyment of racing was accompanied by sadness in seeing a worrying number of fatalities caused by head injuries. So, I focused my efforts on a canopy solution that would provide all-round protection, unhindered emergency medical access, and inverted escape. By January of 2016, I’d pretty much finalised my concept, although I hadn’t yet released my idea out into the world. But it was at this stage that fate dealt me a perfect opportunity. In mid-January an announcement, accompanied by initial sketches, that the FIA and various Formula One teams had been working on an odd-looking device called the Halo. The response, from both press and F1 fans, was almost universally negative. I took my chance. I put together a tweet with three renders of my canopy idea, squeezed my thoughts into the 120 characters you were allowed at the time (including Halo, F1, and IndyCar hashtags) and released it to the world.
Astonishingly, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Fans were using my idea as a viable alternative to the Halo. By the end of the day my design had featured in a number of international articles and was genuinely stirring up the debate. Encouraged by this, I decided to reach out to Stefan Wilson, the younger brother of Justin Wilson, an IndyCar driver whose fatal crash I’d actually witnessed nearly six months earlier. Incredibly he wrote straight back, saying he’d already seen my designs online and would love to bring them up in a meeting with the IndyCar Director of Safety and Engineering, Jeff Horton. Within a few days, he emailed me about a secret screen project they were working and asked me if I’d help them out. By the end of that week, I was officially working with one of the most prestigious racing series in the world on an alternative design for the talking point of the sport. Things moved on pretty quickly and this first project led to a second. Once we’d finished work on concepts for the Aeroscreen it was then off being tested. So, I turned my attention back to my original full-canopy idea. This time my efforts involved creating an animation of the car and brilliantly coincided with murmurings IndyCar were looking at the design of their 2018 car update.
They’d tasked their Director of Aerodynamics, Tino Belli, with producing a new aerodynamic package that would not only allow the car to hit a 230mph-plus, four-lap-average qualifying speed for the Indy 500 race, but somehow manage that feat while increasing driver safety. My success working with Jeff on the screen project gave me the ‘in’ I needed. Through him I got in touch with Tino to share my ideas – and once again, it paid off. I was brought in as the lead designer for the 2018 IndyCar Universal Aerokit. Then, just before I hopped on a plane to the US to see 33 of the cars I’d helped design race, I found out that along with three of my colleagues I’d been awarded the prestigious Louise Schwitzer Award, which recognises engineering innovation excellence in the Indy500. But I come back to my earlier point – that despite a heavy dose of ‘right place, right time’ luck in all this, there were still some practical things I did that I believe made that luck pay off big time. So, if you want to experience some surreal, dream-come-true success, here’s three key things:
Put the work in – I wasn’t being paid to develop my designs when I first started on the project. I didn’t wait for a paid opportunity before I put in the hours. I just followed my passion, got stuck in, and did the hard work – which meant I was prepared to take maximum advantage of that ‘right time’ when it came along.
Be aware and react fast – I learned through this experience that timing is everything. In some cases, even minutes seemed to matter. If you’re late to the party you’ll find everyone has moved on. So, you have to be prepared to present your ideas at any moment, even when you don’t feel you’re ready. Yes, the quality of your work matters – but don’t let perfectionism stop you making the most of the right moment.
Seize the day – You’ve got to be bold. I had to learn to switch off that part of my personality that worried about what people thought. Releasing my design to the often-ferocious Twittermob was nerve wracking, but it was absolutely the best way to get momentum behind my ideas. Reaching out to Stefan Wilson could have been taken as insensitive and hugely backfired on me, but it unlocked the contacts I needed. Working up the courage to email Tino Belli was no small feat, but that audacity pay off. Never let fear of failure hold you back – you’ve got to take big risks to get big rewards.
Investing in our dynamic workforce.
Our wonderful team includes UX designers, app developers, industrial designers work, regulatory experts and our project managers, make products happen. We enjoy talking to talented people, so if you are looking for a career in product design why notget in touch?.
“You were tremendous!”
Esther Dakin-Poole Head of Education & Development Smile Smart Technology Ltd
For every project we bring together a mix of talent, skills and knowledge. We believe in order to work well together, cross-functional teams have to do just that. Work. Well. Together.
Our app designers share ideas with our electronic engineers. Strategists work with regulatory experts. Software developers discuss opportunities with account managers. Every project brings together key people who remain connected through every stage. We have designed a process that covers every angle.
The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards recognise and celebrate the breadth of innovative science and technology companies and entrepreneurs working in the region. Triteq were sponsors of the Young Entrepreneur Award– celebrating the outstanding performance of the young founder/s (under 40) of an innovative science and tech company.
Out and about
ReWired 2020, London
Digital Health 2020, Business Design Centre London
Med-Tech Innovation Expo, Birmingham