At the tactical end of the spectrum ECS has its own highly respected professional consultancy company, ECS Partners Ltd which engages in short-term projects which can range from a single day of an academic’s time through to a short duration research project involving a team of research staff.
Many projects can be undertaken on a fixed-price basis. Full access to research facilities is provided and costs are recovered on a full economic cost basis.
Through ECS Partners Ltd, we have helped clients develop improvements throughout their business operations, from leading-edge research through to protecting their established business revenues from competitive actions. We work with a broad range of organizations, from the smallest enterprises to many of the FTSE 100 and global companies.
Consultancy projects have involved: marketing, corporate strategy, time-to-market, revenue/product protection, investment decisions, pre-competitive research.
Examples of our recent engagements with clients:
- Marketing - a client wanted to vitalise their core offering and to represent it as a leading edge and exciting brand. The project provided a state of the art face-recognition capability to demonstrate potential new product offerings to the client's customers.
- Corporate Strategy - developed a strategic intelligence capability to monitor information on the internet to understand the impacts on key business drivers.
- Time to market - provided technology transfer and new product prototype to product organisation for evaluation with client's customers to validate market potential for new offering.
- Revenue/Product protection - working with client's legal team to investigate potential patent infringements by third parties.
- Investment decisions - provided technical due diligence for business investment cases, verifying claims and giving independent assessment on issues such as novel process or product.
- Pre-competitive research - developed basic research for an industry consortium at a stage prior to competitive product development, helping to reduce consortium members research costs.
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