What is a Digital Prototype?

What is a Digital Prototype?

What is a Digital Prototype? Let’s say you have a great idea for a new product — whether it’s a physical product like a kitchen appliance, a digital product like a smartphone app, or one that is both like a high-tech garden tool. How do you show the world your idea?...
How to Turn Your Idea Into a Business

How to Turn Your Idea Into a Business

How to Turn Your Idea Into a Business  Turning an idea into a business is considered one of the most rewarding and fulfilling challenges of a lifetime — a dream come true for many people! Although it’s not easy, the knowledge and skills required to start a business...
What is Idea Development?

What is Idea Development?

Launching a successful new product is undoubtedly challenging. You’re probably aware there are many challenges to bringing a new product to market. But what are the obstacles exactly? And more importantly, how do you overcome them? Businesspeople love to talk about...
Idea Development Trends: Generation Queer

Idea Development Trends: Generation Queer

Welcome to the new GQ, or Generation Queer – representing the LGBTQIA community as a whole, including its allies. June is Pride Month and before COVID-19, that meant four weeks of colorful community events, parades, and other festivities. While in-person gatherings...
Idea Development Trends: Insta-Culture

Idea Development Trends: Insta-Culture

Insta-Culture or Instagram Culture is perhaps the youngest emerging internet-induced subculture out there. With the app itself only a decade old and the era of influencer that ensued years after its inception – Instagram has created one of the most wide-reaching...
Idea Development Trends: Conscious Consumers

Idea Development Trends: Conscious Consumers

No matter what generation you were born in or where you’re from, we all make purchase decisions based on what aligns with our personal ideologies. It’s the first lesson you learn in economics in regards to supply & demand. Demand is created by the consumer but...
Idea Development Trends: Wearables

Idea Development Trends: Wearables

Wearables are the new black. Actually, just like black, they’ve never not been a thing. Did you know glasses are considered the first wearable technology, making wearable technology innovations over 700 years old? Glasses are still as relevant today, with...
Idea Development Trends: Mental Health

Idea Development Trends: Mental Health

May is home to many “holidays,” like Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. May is also Mental Health Awareness month and given the state of our current pandemic world, this topic deserves extra focus and attention. By the numbers: Mental Health Opportunity Up...
Idea Development Trends: Urban Farming

Idea Development Trends: Urban Farming

Urban farming is so much more than growing basil from your kitchen window. It is a $210 billion market, projected to reach $288.71 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. This re-adoption and regrowth has the potential to change the...
Idea Development Trends: DIY

Idea Development Trends: DIY

The DIY Signal has had many different names, including the Maker Movement, but what’s next for this Signal? The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Signal The DIY Signal is a Consumer Preference, which is the subjective tastes of individual consumers, measured by their satisfaction...
Anyone Can Innovate

Anyone Can Innovate

Cobalt is where ideas come to thrive and where products are made. We believe that solutions to the world’s hardest problems can come from anyone and anywhere. We make things that matter, that have a purpose and that can change the world for the better.  We are the...

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