By January 2020 Ikea plans to eliminate all single-use plastic in their stores across Canada. Why? Because it’s time to put the environment first when thinking about invention design and products. What you need to know about Ikea's green invention design...read more
You’ve finished school and you have a fancy (and expensive) piece of paper to show for it, as you start looking for a role as an industrial design consultancy, you finally land an interview. Are you prepared? Whether or not you’re new to the industry or a seasoned...read more
Kickstarter is no stranger for those who are trying to get their invention started and off the ground. The website helps not just designers and inventors but musicians, filmmakers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas come to...read more
Hours upon hours are spent scrolling through our smartphones or on other devices each day, this is 2018 and we are now more dependent on our devices than ever before. Mobile phone usage in Canada is among the highest in the world. Companies like Apple are no...read more
Food waste costs the average American family $2,000 USD a year. Obviously, this is a problem that many consumers aren’t aware of and a problem that needs to be addressed. Ovie Smarterware has worked with a product design studio to create a system that can eliminate...read more
This Japanese invention is innovating the way farmers farm by letting one person do in minutes what ordinarily takes an hour with their Paperpot Transplanter, the latest in industrial design and engineering. How it works The Paperpot Transplanter allows for one...read more
The majority of the millennial generation says that they were willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. And when the generation makes up a total of $600 billion of spending/purchasing in the United States alone, with that number only expected to climb, there’s...read more
Bruce Lee joined the team at MAKO, a product design company, back in 2016. He was one of the original designers to join our team and brought with him a wealth of experience and ability to create intricate and innovative designs. Bruce Lee’s background Bruce...read more
A product that we don’t often even think twice about, a straw. We use it to sip and stir our beverages, and it’s literally been found in our homes and restaurants around the globe for decades. However, recently environmentalists have been focusing a new lense on...read more
EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes some of the most innovative and influential leaders in the world. For the past 25 years, these awards have recognized the achievements of Canada’s entrepreneurial trailblazers. Kevin Mako, CEO of invention design...read more
MAKO Design + Invent: From Idea to Store Shelves
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called MAKO Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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