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Contact: Kimberli Hudson
Work 1385 8th Street, Suite #205 Arcata CA 95521 Work Phone: (707) 506-6611 Website: Propelsion
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Biographical Info

Propulsion is a Design Studio, an Idea and Creativity Incubator with a focus on new product development and taking the product to market.  In addition, they offer business development consulting with individuals or businesses.

Highlights: Green products; energy efficiency products; innovation services; business consulting; design services; new product prototype; small batch production;

Manufacturer of

  • Energy Monitor:  This energy monitor provides an intuitive, dynamic and attractive display of energy use.

Benefit:  It monitors the energy usage of each living unit, providing real time, aesthetic, feedback on instantaneous power and daily energy usage.

  • Bar Grips:  Bar Grips is a product that offers an alternative to work out gloves.

Benefit:   Bar Grips are easy to put on and take off, they prevent the pain that a bar inflicts through gloves and against bare hands, and they encourage people to work out more frequently.  This product is patent pending.

  • Gotwhich Collaboration Tool:  Gotwhich is part of Propulsion’s collaboration tools. The website allows anyone to easily arrange multiple people selecting time slots, items to bring, or tasks to complete.

Benefit:  Many websites allow multiple people to find one time that works for all.  Gotwich can be used for those times where you want to meet with various people or teams and items in individual times. Gotwhich is currently in its first beta stage. Live feedback can be given and voted upon by clicking the chat button in the lower left of the site.

Benefit: The bulb itself is aesthetic.

Manufacturing of small or medium size batch for

  • New product
  • Local product production (combination, local if possible, U.S., If global – Fairtrade/Fair manufacturer)
  • Recycled content production –  (if possible)

Production:  Materials Used

  • Electronics, (when possible they purchase responsibly made).
  • Plastics
  • Glass

Manufacturing Present: (product list)

  • Energy Monitor
  • Bar Grips
  • Gotwhich Collaboration Tool
  • Energy Efficient Light Bulb (in development)

Business Services (for other companies)

  • General business development consulting.
  • Product development and production:  in some cases, if a product idea is one that Propulsion is interested in taking to production, they will take product into their business, develop, manufacture, and take product to market sharing royalties with the idea generator.  The selection starts with filling in an Idea Submission Form.  If selected, they will develop financing, manufacturing, and take on the risk of production and sales.  If interested, request the form from

Innovator Services:

  • Design
  • New product prototype assistance
  • Small batch production (if they chose a product)
  • Other – General business development assistance.


Propulsion will assist a business at different levels of idea generation, business development, including sustainability considerations, and in a few cases, they are willing to take the product on within their business, and take the product to market.

Other skills, specializations

  • 3 D design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Facilitation of idea generation and management
  • Innovation assistance and services

Need assistance and services:

  • Electronics assembly (small)
  • Injection molding
  • Software and hardware design
  • App design
  • CNC
  • Laser cutting
  • Packaging
  • Extruder
Categories: Design Services, Energy Product, New Product Prototype, Small Batch Production