Our technical skills, our equipment, our knowledge of applications and markets, as well as our working methods allow us to intervene from the upstream research to the marketing of the products
Our approach to research and innovation is based on long experience acquired in large international companies and SMEs, leaders in their fields.
We consider that only a structured and coherent process that integrates usage, physiological and technical needs, and technologies and markets can contribute effectively to the creation of innovative solutions. To achieve this, we clearly distinguish between research activities aimed at generating knowledge and reducing risks, from offer creation activities aimed at rapidly bringing to the market technical solutions or services.
We continuously carry out research programs that allows the advancement of scientific knowledge and the building of technological bricks which can then be implemented when designing innovative optical systems or in apprehending applications.
When we intervene in the design of innovative systems we try to decompose the process into distinct phases in order to fully master the risks and costs inherent in innovation projects. Each phase is the subject of a close and transparent collaboration with our customers and a validation of the deliverables.
The graph below illustrates our approach and the R&I activities that we are able to undertake in each phase.
|Knowledge Creation & Strategy||Idea generation & orientation||Concept creation||Development & Industrialization||Commercialization|
- Applied research
- Market analysis
- Technology analysis
- Regulation & Standards scouting
- Patent analysis
- Use cases
- Creativiy sessions
- Idea selection criteria
- Idea selection
- Visualization & Design brief
- User & Functional requirements
- Industrial design
- Concept evaluations
- Concept choice
- Risk analysis
- Industrial design
- Component choices
- Final costing
- Test plan