Research and Development (R&D) is involved with all activities of the a2i Innovation Lab. R&D activities are conducted under the overall supervision of a2i Innovation Lab to solve the problems that are selected through a2i Innovation Fund (AIF), Innov-A-thon, Challenge Fund (CF), Contract Research (CR).
Research and development (R&D) for prototype development is done at the early stage to solve any problem. That time the inventor as the project manager make a prototype development plan following the advice of the team members and mentors associated with the team and the monitoring guide-line of the a2i Innovation Lab.
Prototype development plans include Design, Simulation, Materials and Component Selection, Sourcing, Scientific Analysis, Hardware and Firmware Development, Mechanical Design, Fabrication, Assembly, Environmental Impact Analysis, Sustainability and Stability.
Prototype constraints are identified by initiating a piloting. Future initiatives are conducted according to the user feedback and performance report.