By Sarah Fisher, Sales and Marketing Communications Associate


Elisha Gray

Have you heard of Elisha Gray? 

Elisha Gray filed for a patent on the telephone the same day as Alexander Graham Bell. Gray is considered by some to be the true inventor of the telephone. Because of his failure to take any action to complete his patent, Gray was never credited with the invention — even though he was first to conceive of the innovation.

Have you heard of Alfred Wallace?


Alfred Wallace

Alfred Wallace’s scientific discoveries were crucial to the idea of evolution by natural selection. Although Wallace and Charles Darwin collaborated on the theory, Darwin is the name everyone remembers. Why? From the very beginning, Darwin and his colleagues managed every promotional aspect to gain status within the scientific community.

Your product may be incredibly innovative, but to truly achieve your desired result it is vital that you beat your competition to market. We want you to be able to say “yes” to any amount of market demand that you face.

Columbia Tech’s “Time to Market at WARP SPEED™” mission gets your product from concept to commercialization faster than ever, moving dollars from investment to a stream of revenue, hitting your bottom line. Our engineering and contract manufacturing services ensures your innovative products get to market on time and on budget, ready for commercial success…so that you can be the next Alexander Graham Bell not Elisha Gray.