Support for Companies and Individuals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Like you, we’re closely monitoring the latest news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our team recognizes that many organizations may be forced t...

  1. Mar 16, 2020
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NASA Challenge Winners

Assist 2 Develop has concluded its first open innovation challenge. This challenge was a collaborative pilot hosted by Assist 2 Develop and sponsor...

  1. Feb 24, 2020
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Episode 8: Using Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, and 3D Printing To Create Custom Footwear

In this episode, we speak with Amit Marathe about HP's Fitstation which has been adopted by the NFL. Learn more about Amit's journey of dis...

  1. Sep 17, 2019
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Why You Should Leverage the Crowd to Drive Innovation and Discover Talent

Throughout the world, companies are beginning to use the help of crowds to maneuver through design and innovation problems. Organizations leveragin...

  1. Sep 10, 2019
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Episode 7: How Online Poker and Investing Helps You Calculate Risks and Make Better Decisions

In this episode, we connect with Agustin Lebron, who is an angel investor, consultant, and former electrical engineer. Agustin shares his methodolo...

  1. Aug 24, 2019
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Design Thinking to Secure Freelance Gigs

It would not be incorrect to say that slowly, but surely robots are taking over the world. They are taking over our jobs, our time, and with artifi...

  1. Aug 08, 2019
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Episode 6 part 2: How NASA leverages the crowd to drive innovation

Part two furthers the conversation with Steve Rader (deputy director of crowdsourced innovation at NASA) & Yehya ElMaraghi (former senior lean ...

  1. Aug 06, 2019
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Episode 6 part 1: How NASA leverages the crowd to drive innovation

Part one of this two-part episode features Steve Rader (deputy director of crowdsourced innovation at NASA) & Yehya ElMaraghi (former senior le...

  1. Jul 11, 2019
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Episode 5 Why Companies That Prioritize Innovation Yield Greater Profits

In this episode, we spoke with Nick Reed Smith about his experience and how companies can establish a culture of innovation.   ...

  1. May 09, 2019
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How Innovation Can Work for You

We are excited to have Nick Smith sha...

  1. Mar 27, 2019
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How to Become a Freelance CAD Designer

Do you want to become a freelance engineer? Before we go into the details, step by step, let’s discuss why others have chosen to go down this...

  1. Jan 15, 2019
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Helping engineers rediscover their passion for engineering

I had the chance to sit down for an interview (see video below) and share our vision and passion, behind Assist 2 Develop.   

  1. Jan 09, 2019
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Product Development

In this episode, we caught up with Travis Jacobs who is the founder of JA Simulations to discuss the seven deadly sins of product development and t...

  1. Jan 07, 2019
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-It’s often said that change is the only constant. While there have been significant changes in many aspects of life, the manufacturing and e...

  1. Nov 28, 2018
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The Skills Gap In Engineering/Manufacturing And The Impact It Has On Organizations Seeking To Innovate

The engineering skills gap has quickly become one of the major problems facing the engineering and manufacturing industries. The 2017 Engineering U...

  1. Oct 25, 2018
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From writing code in Silicon Valley to #Vanlife

In this episode of the Grinding Gears Podcast, we spoke with P.J. Tezza who is the CEO of Modvans. P.J. was writing code in Silicon Valley, but tha...

  1. Oct 14, 2018
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How higher education can help industry meet the needs of advanced manufacturers

In this episode of the Grinding Gears podcast, we speak with Clemson professor's Josh Summers and Laine Mears about the new center for advanced...

  1. Oct 03, 2018
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Mechanical engineer for hire?

Are you a mechanical engineer for hire? Here is what you need to know as a recent grad. 

  1. Sep 26, 2018
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Innovation Challenge

Today, every company, small or multi-national, new or incumbent, can obtain innovation capacity. People can be hired through the sharing economy; t...

  1. Sep 17, 2018
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The Democratization of Knowledge and its Role in the Future of Design

In a fast-moving world, it’s essential for companies to keep up with rapidly evolving tools and technologies. The organizations that do this ...

  1. Sep 15, 2018
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The Making of an Expert Engineer

In part two of our conversation with James Trevelyan, you will learn more about the skills gap in engineering, what drives commercial value for inv...

  1. Sep 14, 2018
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The Skills Gap in Engineering

The first episode of Grinding Gears features James Trevelyan...

  1. Sep 12, 2018
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Engineering Freelance Stories: Joel Zavala

We are featuring freelance members from Assist 2 Develop and giving them the opportunity to share their stories with our community of makers, dream...

  1. Feb 06, 2018
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More Diversity in Engineering Will Drive Innovation

It is not new information that the field of engineering lack...

  1. Feb 04, 2018
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