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Maurice Duteau


As a contract manufacturer, product designer, mechanical engineer, small business owner I know what it takes to get ideas from the drawing board and into production.

Experience in the area

My business is located in Shanghai China where I've been doing contract manufacturing for the past 10 years. My experience on the ground in China has given me a good understanding of how things get done over here.


BASc, Mechanical Engineering

Past/Present Clients

Phillips Medical, Invensys, Carrier, Medtronics, Dirtt.

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Recent Answers from Maurice Duteau

2014-10-07 Open sourcing inventions:

From what I have seen on the internet it seems like a good way to go. Most of my own projects in fact are open source. You will need to actively develop your project to get momentum by blogging and building

2014-08-06 Selling an idea:

I havent heard of many examples where a company will fork out money for an idea... usually they are overloaded with new ideas and have many to pick from.  I'd develop your idea as best you can with the

2013-06-07 Obtaining a license before selling:

Never thought about it to be honest.... look inside any electronics product and you will see many different brand names & logos on the chips. Using that as my reference I'd say you don't have to worry

2013-06-07 Obtaining a license before selling:

Licence: In my industry which is electronics manufacturing, there is no need to get a licence for any of the widgets that go into my finished goods. Source the items and put them together and you're good

2013-06-02 Crowdfunding Tips:

I am not an expert in this crowd sourcing department but from what I have read a lot of projects get funded and then fall short when it comes to delivering. My own experience with manufacturing is all


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