Technology and IP Evaluation and Expert Reports
Our Experts in India, Steinbeis Global Network and other countries can provide a go techno-commercial evaluation of technologies at various stages of R&D and also IP valuation services.
We determine business potential and analyze the viability of business ideas and business plans’ chances of success. Our experts author detailed reports which provide direction and guide decision-making processes while outlining possible solution scenarios and suggestions. As a result, our customers evaluate opportunities more accurately, minimize risks and approach current and future challenges with added confidence.
Our evaluations and expert reports assist companies in making decisions as proactive entrepreneurs. We analyze existing solutions, point out new options and evaluate alternatives. Depending on the goal, our experts may carefully scrutinize the entire company, ranging from technology and management to manufacturing, sales, financial management, and senior management. Steinbeis’ evaluations and expert reports are highly regarded by businesses, lenders and investors alike for the level of experience, quality and trustworthiness they bring to the table.
Our Transfer Network also supports companies with expert reports on their decision when it comes time to actually implement promising innovation projects. Yet our project input rarely ends with handing over a document – if required, we also act as consultants throughout implementation helping our customers navigate time frames, cost projections or new technologies which need to be launched. Simply put, we can lend our support to the process until it’s ready for market.
Steinbeis India was involved in Hyderabad Megacity Project implemented by Humboldt University Berlin (HUB) as a part of the Sustainable Megacities Project sponsored by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in many cities across the world. The HUB researchers spent a considerable amount of time studying the usage pattern and practices of thousands of farmers who are dependent on bore-wells for watering their fields. They have also networked with scores of NGO’s, local politicians, local bodies, electric supply utilities, associations, technical consulting organizations, and industry to arrive at a model for implementing a technical yet sustainable solution for the betterment of motor & pump-set usage by the farmers. The result was a very holistic yet simple solution of implementing capacitors by all farmers in the selected feeders. The difference here is that of educating and informing the farmers of the benefits if all the farmers in a single feeder use the capacitors directly installed on the pump-sets – which is a very low-cost option (that is why high-end options like Automatic Power-Factor Controllers were rejected after a full-study). This not only resulted in better efficiency but also benefitted the farmers by the low burn-out rate of the motors and the resultant savings. The project also envisaged making a small cooperative for the farmers, to undertake the maintenance and upkeep of the capacitors – to make the solution sustainable in the long-run.
Steinbeis India assisted an entrepreneur who was running a 7.5MW biomass-based power plant using various types of wood and agricultural wastes. The entrepreneur proposed to grow Napier grass and use it directly in the boiler to generate bio-gas and burn the same in the boiler for the generation of steam. Based on the techno-economic feasibility study done by Steinbeis India, the entrepreneur made an informed decision.
GRIET Centre at Hyderabad in India closely worked with a battery manufacturing company to develop a battery management system for Telecom and Solar Applications. This system is quite important for the maintenance and upkeep of batteries in renewable energy (domestic) applications, where the batteries often lose performance and life owing to customer ignorance on the upkeep of batteries.
Waste Water Treatment Technology Transfer: Over the course of 2016 and 2017, we transferred Wastewater treatment technology from a company in Singapore to an Indian Company, as part of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported scheme to enhance preservation of water bodies and as a result give better treatment to the sewage discharged from industries. The technology was developed in-house by our Singapore Technology partner and not available anywhere else and we were the first authorized party to market this technology in India. This was more advanced than traditional biological and chemical treatment methods, including the ability to remove heavy metal contaminants. The client company in Bangalore had multiple international operations. Our understanding of the technology meant that after a preliminary phone call with us, keenly asked us if our experts from Singapore could travel to one of their operations in Colombia (South America) to investigate if that sludge can be treated. Later, they were happy to send a sample from their facility for treatment by our technology. There were fruitful meetings in Bangalore and Singapore after which the client company purchased this technology. We were proud to contribute our part in getting clean environmental technology to India.