Ahead of technology

EnCata ("Engineering Catalyst")- One-stop Product Development Center for Hardware and Software.

Historically, the company has grown from a small and LEAN manufacturing business into the rapidly growing software, engineering design and technology development outsourcing business. EnCata develops solutions and products for a range of industries: Robotics and industrial automation, IoT, Med Tech, Energy, Aerospace, Sports, Consumer products and research labs.

 

The key advantage of EnCata is its world-class R&D centre (private Technopark) comprised engineering design, large software development team combined with industrial prototyping facilities and assembly workshop (1000 m2). All this is located in the same building, which helps EnCata to quickly develop, verify and timely test hardware and software prototypes during the developing.

 

In addition to EnCata's industrial prototyping facilities, there is a 350 m2 fablab MakeIT.Center, stuffed with equipment for R&D.

LEAN quality management system implemented in the company corresponds to the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2009.

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Most of EnCata's Key Clients are confidential but amond the most powerful one are: TheFir.Tech. Fast building construction with an equipped internal environment for your production.Fast building construction with an equipped internal environment. Finished building is ready for use in 2 months MakeIT.Center. MakeIT is an automated prototyping platform with all the necessary equipment. BDC.

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MedVR

Most advance Virtual Reality trainer for surgeons in the healthcare industry. The first iteration is a fully developed laparoscopic operations of any type. The secret sauce is the core technology that can be applied to the training of astronauts or neurosurgeons

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WAREHOUSE ROBOT

An autonomous warehouse robot with 50 kg payload. The robot has IP-53 protection mark to operate both inhouse and outside (temporarily). EnCata refined the startup’s concept and delivered the industrial design, DFM and produced the prototype with all the documentation. The robot plays on the same field as KIVA robots from Amazon and QUICKTRON from Alibaba.

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SMARTCUP KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

SmartCup is an innovative device that makes coffee, tea and baby formula preparation a more convenient, time-saving and healthy process. This gadget can boil and cool liquids; maintain required temperature; as well as brew coffee, tea and other beverages in a standalone mode. SmartCup offers all these features without any loss in taste or the health-giving benefits of a beverage. 

This gadget went on Kickstarter and it

was a turnkey crowdfunding campaign delivered by the EnCata Marketing team.

 

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TRUCK VARIATOR

A continuously variable frictionless transmission prototype (proof-of-concept) with high torque was developed and manufactured, based on the customer’s patented invention. The prototype went for static testing and further R&D.

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Smart Cork

 

Smart Cork is an accurate dosing device that takes into account the consumption of alcohol in real time, integrates with automation systems and provides customer self-service functions in the institution. There is a prototype of the device and basic software to test its performance. It is planned to finalize the type of device, expand the functionality and improve the information system of intellectual analysis and
management to increase the efficiency of management processes in institutions.
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HUMANOID ROBOT "ADAM"

"ADAM" is a humanoid robot specially designed for educational purposes. The robot is paired with proprietary VR software that enables motion control. EnCata has come with the startup the whole way from refining the concept and making a new industrial design - to DFM, tooling design and manufacturing. The robot is now introduced for robotics and programming classes in schools and universities.

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AIRZEN APP

A hardware startup, having completed the hardware development with EnCata and successfully accomplished the Kickstarter campaign needed a mobile application for end users. The mobile app is a user-friendly interface to access product features, such as a humidifier, air purifier, ionizer, aroma diffuser, air quality monitoring and make in-app purchases on a fly.

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3D BODY SCANNER

A high precision body scanner for fashion retail. The scanner design is a rotating platform with a set of digital cameras measuring body parameters with cameras. Digital images then transferred via Wi-Fi interface to a PC and undergo realtime conversion into a digital 3D model.

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DRONE HATCH

A fully automated drone hatch for Arctic and desert environment. The hangar was designed and manufactured from scratch. The hangar equipped with the advanced drone positioning system, custom drone chargers and smart HVAC system.

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AI-POWERED 5S BOARD

5S tool boards empowered with machine vision AI neural network to control tool availability, such that no item can be check-out or missed from its place in a workshop. The software solution is spun to other industries requiring object recognition on-a-fly.

Reviews

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Product Design Services for Video Game Platform

"It's clear that they're experts because they know a lot about these devices."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

EnCata conducted a manufacturing analysis of a video game platform’s product. Their team completed a teardown of the Android tablet in order to analyze its components.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Trevor Stricker
VP of Games, Mightier
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team found several issues with the product, a major one being battery capacity. EnCata’s efforts have helped the partner foresee and resolve problems that would significantly impact their users. Responsiveness and effective communication complement their project management style.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We make a video game platform that helps kids' mental health. I'm the VP of Games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire EnCata?

We manufacture an Android tablet to run our games. EnCata did a teardown of our tablet to analyze the components.

What were your goals for this project?

I'm looking to ensure we're getting what we paid for, to estimate the production cost, and to identify any problems.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I spoke with a number of hardware consultants in the supply chain.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

A teardown, a cost estimate based on current supply chain conditions.

What was the team composition?

Some engineers in their office.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

They found several issues. One of which was in battery capacity, which severely impacts our users.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They were quick and responsive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

It's clear that they're experts because they know a lot about these devices.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It would be easier to pay them if they weren't in Belarus.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer