Increasing the societal impact of academic research: Early identification of application areas and support of spin-offs

Client Austrian university Services Roadmapping Innovation, Technology Competence Leveraging (TCL) Increasing the societal impact of academic research What could academics do early on in order to succeed later in technology transfer? Where would their research outcome be most urgently needed? Challenge Currently, outcomes of academic research are very rarely transferred into concrete innovations. Even the…

Pinpointing new problems to apply existing solutions: How can new markets for existing technologies be identified?

Client International plastics producer Services Identification of 12 new application fields for an already existing technology Pinpointing new problems for existing solutions How can new markets for existing technologies be identified? Challenge Our client, a large international company, produces material that has a specific barrier function against certain chemical elements and substances. This material is mainly…