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Morrisville’s New Hardware Store Encourages Innovation and Collaboration in Product Development

Author: Stefan Stalgren Jan 2, 2015 Posted in: Blog > News

Have a concept for a new product? Take it to the next level at the new Bi-Link Hardware Store in Morrisville, N.C.

Raleigh-Durham Product Development Co-working SpaceThis center for product innovation and development supports serious design engineers and entrepreneurs, providing co-working space, non-competitive collaboration, hi-tech hardware and more. The CADJockey guys can often be found there working on their own development projects and consulting with others.

The Morrisville location, the first of several planned in the U.S., held its grand opening November 5.  CADJockey’s own Stefan Stalgren participated along with Bi-Link executives and author Sarah Miller Caldicott, great grandniece of Thomas Edison.

Bi-Link is a contract manufacturer headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The company chose Morrisville for the first Hardware Store location due to having an existing customer base in the area. CADJockey frequently partners with Bi-Link in the design and development of new products. Both companies anticipate increasing opportunities for collaboration with inventors and engineers in the area as a result of the Hardware Store opening.

Taking a product from its earliest concept to manufacturing it a high volume is a capability Bi-Link offers that few other companies can match. Through its Hardware Store locations, the company looks to encourage the work of serious entrepreneurs and product development specialists. There are no fees for these professionals to use the space and collaborate with others, as Bi-Link expects the return on its investment to come through opportunities to manufacture products developed there.

Raleigh-Durham Innovation Center

The center operates in the spirit of Thomas Edison, who is often quoted as saying: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison was a believer in the power of collaboration, as documented in the book Midnight Lunch, written by his great grandniece Caldicott. The Hardware Store has named its lab after the book title and the term that inspired it.

A second location is planned in San Diego, Calif., and expected to open in a few months.

Read more about the Hardware Store in the Cary News’ report on their grand opening.

CADJockey welcomes the Bi-Link Hardware Store to the Raleigh-Durham area and looks forward to expanding their product development partnerships with new companies, inventors and entrepreneurs.