TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING S
We partner with internal R&D teams at the front end of development to find and access the right sets of technologies and technology partners. We provide:
An overview of the technology options (price, performance, time-to-market)
Recommendations on most effective technologies for the application
Refined product concept based on available technologies, cost, time-to-market
Initial view on the development roadmap
We help our clients lower the risk that they will waste time, money, and market opportunities on technologies that won’t work — or won’t work as well as the ideal solution yet to be found. We’ll even tell clients when we believe there is no viable technology option suited to an application. That way they avoid a potentially expensive, distracting, and ultimately fruitless effort. We also lower the risk of our clients telegraphing an idea to the market prematurely, before the appropriate solution is found and proper IP protection is put in place.
Flex R&D is uniquely positioned to identify technology options that perform to spec, can be manufactured at scale, and will meet cost targets. We have the technical experts, the project managers, and the global network to run an effective and proprietary technology search to deliver an expert opinion on what is possible, from whom, and in what form.