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7. Realise Prototypes

We finalise decisions about how best to realise the prototypes. Targeting outputs to the needs and requirements of stakeholders and dutyholders we draw upon Open innovation methods, as well as traditional market led approaches to realise prototypes for testing of our ideas. Prototypes are often realised with industry partners involved as stakeholders in the research process. These partners may be funded or may chose to get involved in exchange for first-mover advantages in relation to the commercial outputs of the research.