With over 35 years of experience working on all stages of educational and research procurement projects, Eagle Scientific understand how important the initial needs analysis and design stages can be. This is especially true of projects in the developing world, where operational budgets can be tight, donor diligence stringent, locations remote and conditions demanding. When key items in an equipment list are missed out, the ready availability of consumables assumed, or erratic electricity and water supplies not accounted for, a whole project can be rendered useless and the mistake can take years to rectify.Eagle Scientific’s experts come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including electrical and solar engineering, construction, industrial chemistry, microbiology and neuroscience. What differentiates them from typical consultants is that they have all worked on the delivery end of our projects, meaning that they know what can be neglected and what can go wrong. This allows us to anticipate and remove problems before they arise. Our extensive database of completed projects means that key elements in equipment list design that can easily be overlooked, such as accessories, consumables and maintenance training, are accounted for.Examples of areas where Eagle Scientific Ltd has provided consultancy solutions include: •Design of vocational training centres in Ghana, to adjust to a competency based curriculum.•Creation of an equipment for an engineering research laboratory in Pakistan.•Redesign of equipment lists for medical aid projects, in order to reduce costs by more than 30% whilst maintaining the same clinical effectiveness.