Hardware Development

Hardware doesn't need to be hard

Whether you need to design electronic hardware, Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), or build a manufacture-ready electronic device from scratch, our hardware engineers make sure you get a top-notch solution.

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Firmware Development

Electronic System Design

years in hardware development
delivered projects for start-ups, governments, non-profits, and established companies
dedicated, cross-functional team

PCB design

Electronic Circuit Design

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Our hardware development process

Our hardware development process will depend on your needs and the nature of your project. We offer a streamlined, end-to-end service with opportunities to mold your project as it grows throughout the different stages.


We meet with your stakeholders so that we can get a better understanding of what you’re looking for. We discuss your high-level goals and product vision, as well as gather the requirements and set expectations.

Research and Development

Based on your insights, we create a custom, value-driven roadmap that includes key requirements, timeframes, workload, and tech stack, followed by the Proof of Concept (PoC), Prototype, and Pilot stages.

  • PoC

At this stage, we confirm that the fundamental concept behind the product has real-world application potential. We build PoC prototypes to show the feasibility of the product, at the lowest possible cost—using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other hardware development kits.

  • Prototype and Pilot

We build a working model of a product that shows how it will function—mechanics, design, and user experience (UX). After we finish our prototype, we move to a more advanced testing phase where we test a product with a small segment of your customers. During this phase, we make sure we fix all the unforeseen bugs.

Building Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

The next step is to validate the market viability of the product. We want to do it as quickly and cheaply as possible so we follow lean and agile methods—we define core features for your application and prioritise them for building an MVP. When your MVP is built, you can test it internally or put it on the market for real customers.

Mass Production

Once your MVP is validated, we can start developing a fully-fledged version of the product, ready to be mass-manufactured.

Featured success story

World-First Fibre Measurement System

Intranel has collaborated with a joint venture agritech partner in New Zealand to design and develop the world-first fibre measurement system that can make 500,000 individual measurements in less than 15 seconds.

Technologies used: CUDA + .NET Framework + Robotics + Mechanical Design

Laptop with the image of Fibrescan analysis tool on the screen

Why partner with Intranel?

Hardware doesn’t need to be hard. Balance time-to-market acceleration without compromising your product success.

Flexible Engagement Model

Product Design and Development

Long-Term Partnership

In-House R&D Experts

Prototype In Weeks, Not Months

Full Transparency

Don't take it from us. Hear from our partners:

  • The team at Intranel were responsive and adaptive to our evolving and complex requirements. Their clear communication and pragmatic approach resulted in the delivery of a world class solution to our App development needs.

    Tony Ging
    Engineering Manager @ Thor Poletest
  • Intranel did an incredible job working with us to deliver a complex automated microscopy system with very tight budget and time constraints. The technology is a world-first and has exceeded expectations.

    Eugene O'Sullivan
    Director @ Pastoral Measurements Ltd
  • It’s always a challenge picking the right partner but from the beginning it was clear we’d made the right choice. My business and deliverables were clearly understood from the beginning and Intranel’s team simply drove at them until they were complete, with excellent attitudes and without compromising on the requirements or robustness of the final result.

    Jason Bishop
    Director @ Sourced
  • From the first pitch it was clear the Intranel team were the company I wanted to work with to help RBS deliver the project. Change can be hard, but with the right people with the right attitude it certainly makes it easier.

    Llewelyn Parkinson
    Head of New Market Propositions, Commercial and Private Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Intranel team are very outcome-focused and take pride in their delivery. They are willing to challenge us and each other to achieve the best outcome.

    Pip Youngman
    Managing Director @ Pivot Software Ltd
  • The Intranel team did a fantastic job driving the discovery process that laid foundation for major improvements to our course evaluation system.

    Chris Harris
    Quality and Educational Development Manager @ Imperial College London

Ready to take the next step?

Book a free, no-obligation 40 minute chat and meet our co-founder, Dave Sanders, to discuss your hardware project and get expert feedback and project estimates.