In the wake of a hugely successful Commonwealth Games for British boxing, which saw the home nations win 23 medals, we talk to tech entrepreneur Jerry Krylov about his performance tracking boxing device – and the importance of collaborative working.
“Before moving to the lab, we only had access to a very basic 3-D printer, which meant we couldn’t produce very accurate prototypes,” says Jerry. “With the Barclays Eagle Lab we were now able to make changes very quickly and produce the rapid prototypes to get us close to the final product. It meant we could really see what the final product would look like when manufactured, which was key if we were pitching to investors or at events and trade shows.”
Despite making great use of the technology available at the Barclays Eagle Lab, Jerry is keen to point out that it is not the only benefit the northern-based start-up enjoyed.
“It’s not only about having access to the machinery,” says Jerry. “Where the Eagle Lab has really helped is the support from people who really understand our business and what we’re trying to achieve. Because Barclays understands where we are trying to get to, the process is much more collaborative than traditional outsourcing.”