As a small and independent company, Ely Optics can be responsive to immediate needs, whether that is an analysis of existing designs or optical devices, review and preparation of patent documentation, or a proposal to create a new design or instrument.

Based on initial conversations, Ely Optics will submit a proposal, confirming the scope of the project, timescales, deliverables, and costs.  Fees are calculated for each project based on a per-diem rate for design and meeting time, and a budget for any materials or additional personnel required. Once our proposal has been accepted, we maintain regular contact to provide progress updates.

In some circumstances we may be willing to discuss arrangements for long term contracts or royalties against product production.

Please look at our Projects page to get a sense of the range of our work.