R&D&I

Research and development (R&D)

Research and development (R&D) is a valuable tool for growing and improving your business. R&D involves a research of your market and customer needs, as well as developing new and improved products and services to fit these needs. Businesses which have an R&D strategy have a greater chance of success than businesses that do not have this approach.

An R&D strategy offers innovation and increases business’ productivity. In this sense, it can boost your business’ competitive advantage, taking also advantage of national and European funding programmes.

Innovation in your business

R&D can lead to innovations in your business. These may be in terms of new products and services, improved processes and new ways to interact with your customers. These innovations can result in greater profits and lower costs. Innovation is also a useful direction to grow your business.

Many businesses want to innovate but do not know how to proceed. They often see it as too hard, too expensive, or too time-consuming. However, taking advantage of available funding and mentoring support could save your business valuable time and money, and streamline the innovation process.

Why R&D&I is important?

  1. Crucial for survival
  2. Fast changing environment
  3. Continuous technology change
  4. Competition
  5. Changing consumer preferences, trends, needs
  6. Fundamental to “marketing”
  7. Use the funding aids available
  8. Understanding what markets need
  9. Selling what is possible to make in terms of technology
  10. Efficient production processes

Areas of R&D&I projects carried out by out team

How to use the Open Innovation and the Industrial Internet?

Competitive intelligence

  • Development of cooperation and partnership networks to enhance commercial capacity, codevelopments of higher value, productive competitiveness and access to funding.
  • Design and coordination of innovative initiatives with their associated business models.

Innovative Strategy

  • Design and support of processes for defining and launching innovation strategies in sectors, organisations, and companies

Innovation Management

  • Redefinition of business models in order to regain competitiveness.
  • Development of new business units which could lead to innovative and differentiating products and services.
  • Design and implementation of open innovation processes aimed to provide efficient solutions for strategic problems and challenges.

Entrepreneurship

  • Generation of intrapreneurship structures to foster the development of entrepreneurial initiatives inside organisations.
  • Design, implementation and management of business accelerators.
  • Support for creating and strengthening start-ups through a proper methodology and tailored programmes.

Design of Innovation Ecosystems

  • Development of cooperation and partnership networks to enhance commercial capacity, codevelopments of higher value, productive competitiveness and access to funding.
  • Design and coordination of innovative initiatives with their associated business models.

Cloud Computing

  • Reinventing business models by incorporating digital tools
  • Digital packages to meet specific business needs

Training 4.0

  • Consulting Industry 4.0 training for managers.

Digital Diagnostics

  • Initial analysis of technological and operational context.
  • Assessment of the potential for improvement: digital benchmarking and gap evaluation

Toolkit 4.0

  • Assesment of technologies, methodologies and suppliers
  • Customised model of digital transformation
  • Business case analysis of digital transformation

Lean 4.0

  • Lean 4.0 Evolution in collaboration with specialized partners
  • 3D simulation and real-time execution of improved industrial and logistics processes
  • Manufacturing control systems (MES or Manufacturing Execution Systems) for improving processes
  • Big Data and Analytics for intelligent use of information processing

Tools for Decision-Making

  • Digital tools for decision-making

Roadmap Implementation

  • Strategic roadmap for implementing 4.0 methodologies and technologies
  • Comprehensive implementation dashboard

Digital Sherpa

  • Expert coaching to implement 4.0 methodologies and technologies
  • Definition of technical specifications