Farnell element14 demonstrates how to save time in product development on 15th March in Grenoble

Event provides opportunity to see the latest development kits and discuss support services from Farnell element14

Daniel Dahan, Regional Sales Director, Europe South

Farnell element14, The Development Distributor, is inviting customers and start-ups to attend its Tech-day at la Maison Minatec, Grenoble on 15th March 2018. At the event, Farnell element14 will be presenting the support it gives to customers, from start-ups to corporate accounts, as they design, develop and bring their products to market.

Farnell element14 has over 80 years’ experience in the distribution market, and as the Development Distributor, works with customers across Europe to help them bring their products to market. Farnell element14 has experience working with the largest semiconductor suppliers to the smallest start-ups, drawing on deep experience in product design and prototyping, right through to manufacturing and bringing products to market.

Farnell element14 can support start-ups with questions such as:

  • How to choose the best connectivity solution?

  • How to save time with proof of concept (PoC)

  • What are the product solutions best suited to your project?

  • How to facilitate the different phases of product development?

Daniel Dahan, Regional Sales Director for Europe South at Farnell element14, said: “As the Development Distributor, we work with customers across Europe to help them bring their products to market. This event provides an opportunity for customers and start-ups based in France to see the latest products from key suppliers, network with industry colleagues and find out more about the support that Farnell element14 can give as they design, prototype and manufacture their products.”

Working with start-ups, Farnell element14 understand the challenges they face accessing the right technical expertise as well as managing finances in their early stages. To support these young businesses, Farnell element14 offers preferential terms and conditions for start-ups’ through its Start SomeWhere scheme.

In France, Farnell element14 works closely with more than 20 start-ups, supporting them with the everyday challenges that they face: “I have heard them say ‘We can’t!’, ‘eccentricity has its limits’ or ‘it’s a bit too unusual’ but from experience working with the start-ups and seeing true entrepreneurship in action, I can see that if they really want to do something, they can, and being unusual can be a real strength.” Says Morgane Roche, Marketing Manager for South Europe and Benelux at Farnell element14. “It is because of this that we have created our start-up support programme and this event is a fantastic opportunity for startups to find out how it can help them.”

An example of how Farnell element14 can provide support to start-ups is French start-up, AirNodes who exhibited at CES earlier this year. Founded in 2016 and located at Annecy in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, the company developed a smart mirror, unique to the French market. The team had since worked with Farnell element14 to redesign and prototype a new version of the mirror, based on a Raspberry Pi 3. The redesigned mirror has been purchased by a French 5-star hotel and Airnodes are in discussions with a famous UK hotel to furnish about 200 mirrors!

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Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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