FAQs for Corporates

Why use Melt Labs rather than just develop these products internally?

Get it done!
Melt labs allows corporates to get strategically important projects out of the building and liberate them from Business-as-usual headwinds.

No sacred cows!
The Melt labs process ensures that each project is evaluated objectively and purely on its merits. Investment is then directed only on those hardware projects with a high likelihood of technical and commercial success. 

A proven process!
The melt stage-gate process provides clear deliverables and timeframes. You will know what to expect and when and you’ll always know what the next steps are.

Access to technical resources and expertise
All the technical equipment, expertise or software tools required to prototype your hardware products is here in the Melt Labs and ready to use.

What type of products would benefit from Melt Labs?

Any physical product, particularly those with electrical or mechatronic elements.

Who owns the IP?

You do.

How many projects can we Accelerate through The Melt Labs?

As many or as little as you like! The Melt Labs can be used to develop a single product or to screen a portfolio of potential products and focus investment in those with the best commercial potential.

What is The Melt 4P Process?

A structured, stage-gate/agile hybrid process that is the least-riskiest path to product development


  1. Prove: Can we sell it? Articulate and assess the business model first before building any physical products
  2. Prototype: Can we build it? Build a looks-like/works-like prototype to mitigate technical risks
  1. Pilot: Can they use it and will they buy it? Conduct small scale pilots to ensure the product has achieved problem/solution fit and product/market fit.
  1. Produce: Can we build it at scale? Design your product and manufacturing process for large scale production.
What phase can my products enter the program?

Any phase.

Prove Stage:
Your product / business is at the ideation stage. In this phase The Melt will first seek to validate the business model and understand the technical risks of the project. A comprehensive business case for further investment is developed.

Prototype Stage:
Your product idea is already validated and is now ready for a looks like/works like prototype to be developed

Pilot Stage:
You have a prototype that is now ready to be piloted with real customers to gain valuable insights and prepare for manufacturing at scale.

Produce stage:
The product is ready for large scale, low cost manufacture and distribution. The produce stage ensures that input costs are optimised and all logistical aspects are considered, such as packaging, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and distribution efficiency.

Where is The Melt?

The Melt is at the Dashworks Makespace at 323 Hillsborough road, Warners Bay. This facility is strategically located close to advanced manufacturing and research hubs and Australia’s largest corporates.