"I want to compliment the CYLAD project team for first class project delivery and their strong commitment throughout the project."

Head of Corporate Development of a Service Provider

Typical questions we face:How do I balance market pull and technology push in my product roadmap?

Typical questions we face:How do I ensure strategic focus while maintaining openness to innovation and new technologies?

Typical questions we face:How do I integrate suppliers (“open innovation”) while protecting intellectual property?

Typical questions we face:How do I steer R&D resource allocation considering my technology roadmap priorities?

Typical questions we face:What is the right governance to manage innovation and technology regarding decision-making bodies and processes?

Perspective on impact at stake

Great innovations and new technologies are often the root cause of disruptive market changes. However, there are conflicting opinions on how far such dynamics are the result of an individual’s great mind or of a great innovation and technology management. Usually it is a combination of both. As a consequence, companies with superior innovation and technology management have a competitive advantage in delivering valuable products at competitive costs and becoming a market leader. Successful innovation & technology managers integrate market pull and technology push while maintaining its strategic focus.

Distinctive CYLAD assets
  • Best practices and methodology on innovation and technology management
  • Abundant industrial network and regular exchange with other innovation and technology management companies
  • Proven approach to conduct portfolio clean-up and prioritization
  • Proven approach to map R&D resources with portfolio priorities

References

R&D project consolidation

Portfolio clean-up and prioritization of the research and development projects for an industrial electronics manufacturer

Governance for Innovation management

Definition of a new governance to manage innovation and technology of a machinery OEM

Idea generation

Conceptualization and implementation of idea generation for innovations of an aerospace supplier