Research and innovation

Use & market screening

Questel Consulting helps organizations identify unmet customer needs and diversify their activities. Building upon our original IP analytics approach, we incorporate key business and economic perspectives for a project or an innovation, looking at technological, economical and regulatory issues influencing targeted markets. In addition to our own expertise, we leverage a broad-based set of resources including leading experts and web data to provide unmatched context.

Objectives

Prioritize potential new markets for expansion and define best economic model

Diversify activities to add value to current business

Confront the innovation project to the market realities and needs through interviews

Address IP, technical barriers and regulatory constraints before entering a market

Identify potential collaboration partners

Understand how to build strong IP position to secure and maximize revenues

Technology & competency mapping

Questel Consulting’s combination of market intelligence, technical skills and industry experience provides R&D / IP executives and corporate management unique insights into shifting ecosystems and business model, competition and alliances between organizations. We are skilled at helping companies identify new levers of innovation, evaluate their position and accelerate decisions / actions to drive fast and improved results.

Objectives

Map a technical field and obtain the technological state of the art to share with stakeholders

Identify trends, players and competitors’ positions in current and emerging R&D and products

Assess relative IP positions and developments across technology and industrial value chain

Benchmark key indicators and criteria for select peers or competitors to evaluate performance

Identify strategic advantages and opportunities for new development and focused improvement

Define a strategic approach to exist and grow in the landscape

Ideation and white space analysis

Questel Consulting helps companies prepare for and execute successful ideation & creativity sessions and programs. Whether creating the foundation for a session or defining the process, success metrics and incentives – we are skilled at helping companies manage their ideas portfolio and implement custom software solutions.

Highly-effective R&D programs go beyond fundamental research. They provide targeted research into technologies and applications that address specific market opportunities and customer needs, often free of protection. This is a white space. White space analysis from Questel Consulting provides data-driven insights that help companies target their innovation programs in the most promising areas where future high value may be captured.

Objectives

Analyze the IP landscape and generate prospective analysis

Imagine new technology breakthroughs

Define white spaces with patent filing opportunities

Identify innovation challenges and expectations

Improve and foster creativity process

Match ideas with patented state of the art and internal knowledge

Technology scouting and in-licensing

Questel Consulting helps companies, advisors and research firms identify investment opportunities and navigate the decisions required during negotiations to bring them to completion. From sponsored research and licensing-in to corporate ventures and other alliances, our team understands how to help craft objectives, select “best” options, and manage external investments over time.

Objectives

Stay aware of new developments and open innovation opportunities

Speed-up R&D programs thanks to outside innovation

Identify patents to reinforce a position

Hire experts to provide fast and effective answers to potential shortfalls

Conduct due diligence and support negotiation