Assessment of Market Potential: enablingMNT will identify and analyse potential application or market areas for your technology, process, or product and its key drivers/trends. Services include feedback into your product or project specification, competitor analysis, feasibility check of your R&D approach and assessment of price/cost targets. enablingMNT can also advice as to whether the use of Micro and Nano Technologies (MNT) within a product is sensible or whether a specific MNT based development would be competitive relative to existing suppliers.
Identification of Funding Sources: Based on your internal roadmaps and objectives, enablingMNT will identify the most suitable funding sources for your R&D or innovation project and asses their benefits and risks. Through its past and present involvement in different types of EC projects (RTD Integrated and STREP projects; Networks of Excellence, Coordination and Support Actions, Commercial Tenders, and Concertation Meetings) and its regular involvement in the evaluation and reviewing of EC projects and national initiatives, enablingMNT has an in-depth knowledge of funding programmes to select the most suitable one for your needs.
Roadmapping: Based on our experience with industrial roadmaps, roadmapping through NEXUS and latest roadmapping approaches in other projects, enablingMNT has the skills set and tools to assess and illustrate your product/technology roadmaps and/or to moderate the roadmapping process within your organisation, whether it be a company, a research lab, or a whole research project.
Business Development Support: Once the market potential of your product/service is known and your R&D strategy/roadmap has been developed, enablingMNT can propose first user/customer contacts, initiate a market testing approach and develop market penetration strategies. For foreign markets further support and advice will be given in collaboration with enablingMNT’s local partners.
Supply Chain Engineering: Whether you need to identify a suitable subcontractor or gain an overview of complex supply chains including engineering services, material suppliers, standardisation and regulatory bodies or scientific support, enablingMNT has the skills and the world-wide network of contacts needed to deliver.
Brokerage and Networking: enablingMNT has published a series of 10 Business Reviews, each covering services and technology providers for a specific sector within the MNT supply chain. enablingMNT maintains a database of experts, suppliers and users from across the globe. If you need a supplier, a technology partner or want to identify potential customers, enablingMNT has the capability and background knowledge to support you.
Exploitation Plans: With its background in leading the “roadmapping and exploitation work packages” of EC projects, enablingMNT can support the development of exploitation plans for your collaborative R&D projects, follow-on with its annual updates and make sure it incorporates the guidelines of respective funding authorities.