|Why do I need a consultant?|
- Is our core competence current?
- What new technology will we need to move forward?
- Are we making the best use of existing technology?
- What is out there?
- How are the technologies vital to our business changing?
- What “paradigm shifts” represent opportunities?…threats?
- What patent positions are held outside our company?...by our competitors?
- When will our key customers’ next generation product be introduced and what technology will we need to supply them?
- How do I access leading edge technology at universities, research centers or other companies?
- Can I leverage my efforts with government R&D funds?
- How do I protect my investment in intellectual property?
- How do I transfer new ideas and concepts rapidly into robust products that hit the market“window of opportunity”?
- Are the three elements (Marketing, Manufacturing, Engineering)of my company working together to develop new products and expand markets?