Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Invent Design Build are experts in New Product Development. After 20 years developing sensor-based products in a variety of market sectors within SMEs and blue-chip corporates, Derek Liddle founded IDB to support Entrepreneurs and Manufacturers – developing Digital IoT Products, Apps and Cloud based solutions. 

So how is it that we can help you and your company? Well, to be truthful, there are several ways we can do so, depending on your company requirements. The simplest way to summarise this for you is simply starting with our name – Invent – Design – Build. So here goes…



We are here to help you with your inventions and innovations. Got a novel idea that you would like to protect? Then we can support with invention disclosure processes, patent searching and writing patents working with your preferred or our network of IP Attorneys. Experienced in conducting market research and technology forecasting then we offer unbiased research and strategic analysis. If you are seeking to leverage your R&D budget by obtaining funded support for your high-risk projects, then we can identify funding sources and help you write strong proposals that are fundable.



Do you build a concept, demonstrate it works and then create develop a detailed technical design that is suitable for high volume manufacture? Do you need to upgrade your product range and make them ready for the digital age? Our team have been designing and manufacturing products throughout their entire careers and are specifically experienced with lighting, sensors and connectivity technologies. Importantly they can change their approach depending on the volume, budget and industry need. We design customised secure connected products from reference designs, implementing best practice and creating new products in an agile manner.



Our experienced technical program managers ensure projects, risks and budgets are managed, ensuring that we transfer the technical knowledge gained to your team through training and mentoring. We support our clients with approvals, creating technical construction files and demonstrating compliance with global standards. If you need a trusted partner who’s been through introducing products to manufacture before to support, you with the many difficult decisions you may face then look no further. Building quality products is our passion – we strive to invent, design and build products that not only are reliable and durable, but that are innovative and ready for the machine age.