Thanks to everyone who commented to the whole "labs" post. I have collated your feedback and we are having a meeting in the next week or two to discuss such things.
I will be championing the best suggestions from you all, so when I can tell you the name of the lab, you'll all have something to come take a look at and see if we managed to get your idea in.
There is one tiny caveat I would like to raise at this point. Most of the work for a large trade show in January, is done in peoples spare time, out of hours and stuff like that. The point I'm trying to make is that, we won't have time or resource to do it all. However we have recognised that this is something we can start now and continue to build on, so you might only see the start of something fantastic in 2007, but it should keep on growing.
I'll let you all know what happens soon.