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Support to grow through digital and IP services – Muelaner Engineering Ltd

Aeroplane Propeller

Dr Jody Muelaner is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in machine design and advanced manufacturing. Jody setup Muelaner Engineering Ltd in 2018 and offers technical writing across a number of research topics, alongside consulting for clients ranging from large aerospace companies, such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce, to small local fabrication shops.

Muelaner Engineering Ltd contacted the West of England Combined Authority’s Growth Hub for specific support on their growth plans.

Support from the team included:

  • IP advice
  • How to write a comprehensive grant application
  • Ways to secure funding for product development
  • Advice on prior art search and patent procedure
  • Use of digital strategies and technology to build online groups
  • Effective market research and client journey strategies

The support helped Muelaner secure an Innovate-UK Smart Grant to fund an 18-month period focused on new product development – an innovative folding e-bike.

Since working with the Growth Hub team, Muelaner Engineering has gone on to:  

  • Complete development of folding e-bike 
  • Build online user groups 
  • Crowd-fund their product launch 
  • Work towards securing further investment 
  • Scale-up their business 

“The West of England Growth Hub is an extremely useful service to discuss ideas and get expert feedback. When you’ve got strategic business decisions to make and you need fresh eyes to look at the problem and discuss it with you, they’re perfect. It’s free business consultancy that is tailored to exactly what you need.”

Dr Jody Muelaner, Director

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