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  • We do not have a big budget, how can we work together?
    The best place to start would be to contact us and provide as much information as possible. Our team will then review to see how we can help you based on your requirements, budget and timeline. We realise that every client and every project is different, so we are flexible in our partnership models. Here are some models that we have worked with: 1. You pay us for the work done 2. We take an equity stake in your company 3. We develop and own the solution, you buy it, test and provide us with feedback. We then sell this solution to the rest of the market. We are open to working with other models subject to discussions and approvals.
  • How much does it cost to design a new product?
    The truth is we do not know. Every product and every project is different. We can provide ballparks and estimates but that's all these are. Until we are executing, we do not know what the exact costs will be. There are ways that you can control costs. Firstly, look at a Minimum Viable Product to test the market and validity of your solution. Second, breakdown your product development into manageable stages. Third is to make specifications and requirements as "confirmed" as possible. Any changes during development will add on to the costs.
  • What type of work has mēkā done?
    mēkā works across industries building products and solutions for clients and for ourselves. We have built medtech products, sensors, automation systems and even much larger engineering projects. Talk to us about your needs and we'll see how we can help you. Even if it's not an immediate fit for us, we're happy to point you in the right direction.
  • Will my ideas be confidential?
    Absolutely! This is our bread and butter. If we are freely sharing our client ideas, we won't have clients. When we start on a project, we'll be signing Non-Disclosure Agreements to legalise our relationship and responsibilties. While you share your ideas with us, we will also be sharing our approach and ides with you. We hope you keep that confidential too.
  • I'm not sure you can deliver, how can I be sure?
    We've delivered on 100s of projects, some we share and some we don't. We'll be the first to admit some of these projects have had issues, but one thing we do is we always deliver. Our team of designers and engineers are passionate and knowledgeable. More importantly, they are curious. Interesting projects keep them going. We also have a few ways for you to engage and collaborate with us. Reach out to to find out more.
  • What services do you provide?
    mēkā is an ISO 9001:2015 certified product innovation agency. We cover every aspect of the product design and development journey - from idea to market-ready products. Some of what we have done: - Worked with a research lab to turn a bench model into a mass market product for the medical market - Worked with a startup with design, prototype and manufacture a consumer product - Worked with a government institute to ideate, conceptualise and prototype solutions for innovation projects Explore our full range of services. Explore our work.
  • I have a problem and I have some ideas, I'm not sure how feasible these ideas are. Can you help?
    Yes, definitely. We can start with a research engagement to help you ascertain viability of the solution. This usually entails extensive research on our end allowing you to gauge technological and economic viability of your ideas. Reach out to us at if you want to speak more.
  • Is mēkā hiring? How do i apply?
    We're always on the lookout for great designers and engineers to join our team. Drop us an email at with your portfolio or work and a cover letter. We hire for cultural fit, attitude and knowledge. Demonstrate this to us and we might have a place for you on our team.
  • I see you are hiring "co-founders" on Linkedin, what does this mean?
    The Co-Founder Program is aimed towards connecting us with would-be founders who could use our services but are not necessarily there yet. Co-founders are expected to be experts in their fields who have identified a problem and a large opportunity related to that problem. Their experience and network in the space would allow them (and us) to short-circuit the process and get to revenue and profitability quick. Specifically, we are looking for solutions that involved some sort of hardware development. You will have our full resources - designers, engineers and vendors at your disposal to bring your products to reality. We'll make introductions that would allow you to raise funds (or not). Imagine having a full design and engineering team backing you from Day 1, that's what the Co-Founder Program is about. Reach out to us at to learn more.

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