Did you know that PolySciTech: Akina, Inc. (www.polyscitech.com) also performs contract research both long-term and short-term? Akina utilizes a unique billing model for research which is referenced as ‘pay-as-you-go.’ Instead of a large, upfront fee (as in the traditional model) research efforts are billed monthly based on project hours and supplies. The benefit for this model is that it allows customers to economically control research effort costs for short-term research. This also allows flexibility on both sides. For example, if a customer requires a small amount of ‘proof-of-principle’ data for investors or grant application, then Akina can do an economic base-level prototyping, put a hold on the project for a while, and perform more extensive testing at a later date when financing is available. Alternatively, if certain properties of interest are discovered along the way and the customer is interested in pursuing something else then there is no need to negotiate a new contract for this. The flexibility of this model makes it well suited for the research field. Lean more here (https://akinainc.com/polyscitech/contractResearch/).