Strategy and Planning

We pro­vide both strate­gic and oper­a­tional plan­ning ser­vices depend­ing on the clien­t’s needs. Strate­gic plan­ning includes iden­ti­fy­ing inter­nal and exter­nal tech­ni­cal and busi­ness dri­vers, iden­ti­fy­ing inter­nal and exter­nal gaps, and then set­ting a com­pre­hen­sive set of goals. We then also can deliv­er a strate­gic plan based on goals, resources, and gaps. We sup­port clients in devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing strate­gies for their com­mer­cial­iza­tion pro­grams, prod­uct devel­op­ment, and strate­gic sourc­ing. We work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with clients to pro­duce tan­gi­ble and trans­for­ma­tion­al results.

Strategic Planning

The tech­ni­cal matu­ri­ty (tech­nol­o­gy readi­ness lev­el, TRL), and strate­gic cor­po­rate fac­tors ulti­mate­ly dic­tate the types of viable com­mer­cial­iza­tion strate­gies. A robust strate­gic plan ful­fills many needs, includ­ing being prof­itable and sus­tain­able. We under­stand what the issues are that define this frame­work, and can effi­cient­ly gath­er this infor­ma­tion and dri­ve strat­e­gy def­i­n­i­tion (see our Case Study here).

Ele­ments of suc­cess:

  • Lis­ten­ing to the clien­t’s needs and wants.
  • Inves­ti­gat­ing the clien­t’s capa­bil­i­ties and gaps.
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing cur­rent state of tech­nol­o­gy and mar­ket. Esti­mat­ing trends.
  • Com­mu­ni­cat­ing and ver­i­fy­ing analy­ses and plans.

Product (Process) Scaling Strategy

Our track record of suc­cess­ful­ly scal­ing tech­nolo­gies in a range of tech­ni­cal matu­ri­ty and busi­ness risk sit­u­a­tions, gives us the range of expe­ri­ence and depth of under­stand­ing to tai­lor a scal­ing strat­e­gy to vir­tu­al­ly any sit­u­a­tion.

Ele­ments of suc­cess:

  • Iden­ti­fy­ing tech­nol­o­gy matu­ri­ty and antic­i­pat­ed busi­ness risk.
  • Devel­op­ing out­line of capa­bil­i­ties, gaps, and goals.
  • Devel­op­ing busi­ness and tech­ni­cal goals.

Technoeconomic Analysis

Tech­noe­co­nom­ic ser­vices include detailed, inde­pen­dent project lev­el and full port­fo­lio analy­sis based on actu­al per­for­mance dri­vers to pro­vide accu­rate mar­ket assess­ments and finan­cial pro­jec­tions.

Ele­ments of suc­cess:

  • Acquir­ing the lat­est mar­ket, tech­nol­o­gy, and project data
  • Pro­vid­ing inde­pen­dent analy­sis to ensure find­ing cred­i­bil­i­ty.
  • Con­sid­er trade-offs to opti­mize solu­tions that meet strate­gic goals.

Market Research and Analysis

Our mar­ket research and analy­sis focus­es on deter­min­ing the rel­e­vance of a par­tic­u­lar strat­e­gy. By iden­ti­fy­ing the poten­tial size of the mar­ket as well as alter­na­tives and their strengths, we can high­light how like­ly a giv­en strat­e­gy can suc­ceed, and devel­op insights for strength­en­ing plans.

Ele­ments of suc­cess:

  • Iden­ti­fy­ing mar­ket forces and par­tic­i­pants.
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing gaps and val­ues.
  • Deter­min­ing size of mar­ket and alter­na­tive products/solutions.

Technology Transfer

We have deep expe­ri­ence arrang­ing and dri­ving tech­nol­o­gy trans­fers. These trans­fers can be with­in one orga­ni­za­tion, site-to-site, or client-to-ven­dor. Each of these sit­u­a­tions requires a dif­fer­ent approach, but all require a deep under­stand­ing to the two par­ties capa­bil­i­ties and knowl­edge. We set up the trans­fer and dri­ve the process or train the par­ties to dri­ve the trans­fer.

Ele­ments of suc­cess:

  • Defin­ing clear goals.
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing information/training need­ed by recip­i­ent (and orig­i­na­tor).
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing and nego­ti­at­ing intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty lim­its.
  • Main­tain­ing goal-appro­pri­ate two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Imple­ment­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion con­trols.