The Draper Approach
Defining the State of Practice
Ideas & Research
We work closely with academia and industry to identify the discoveries and new technologies that are solution enablers.
Our knowledge of how our customers will use a product—including their environment and operational constraints—informs how we conceptualize the solution.
Design & Prototype
Our modeling and simulation capabilities support rapid incorporation of new ideas and user feedback into virtual systems, demonstrable solutions, and fielded prototypes.
End-use of a product informs how we approach its transition to the field. We work with outside companies to prepare our prototype design for high-volume mass production, or can produce the device in-house when only limited quantities are needed.
Our time spent in the field with sponsors provides them with critical technical support and provides us with valuable insight into the future needs of those customers.
Innovate with us
Draper engineers solutions that serve our nation’s security needs.