- R&D priorities must be chosen carefully, along with an in-depth review of the company’s strategy:
- expected developments in the market’s needs – explicit and implicit –
- expected shifts in competition
- relative strengths and weaknesses – technological, industrial, commercial –
- human and financial resources
Any future-conscious company has its own concern with Research & Development, but not necessarily its own specific R&D unit. R&D can be addressed in several ways, for instance through information-sharing and -centralizing.
Here the critical issues are:
- to value and organize internally the people, teams and actions that impact the company’s R&D in a positive way
- to support and reinforce them with the relevant competences
- to cost-effectively manage the whole.
Which part(s) of R&D should be kept within the company?
- Quite a strategic border! For each project, drawing that line must take into account:
- the project’s more or less specific nature
- time horizons
- available resources
- at technical centers
- at academic laboratories.
We help you to assess those criteria’s respective weight and to choose the right balance.
Finding the « right » specialists…
- Using our extensive academic network, we search for specialists in the relevant scientific discipline.
- We assist you in selecting them, taking into account:
- their academic skills in the discipline
- their readiness to deal with demanding time and result constraints
- their ability to maintain a good level of dialogue with an industrial partner
… and the « best » industrial partners
- with a view to:
- mutualize resources
- develop and exchange each party’s skills
- reinforce the company’s network