When faced with production challenges, established companies, startups, and governmental institutions engage Fraunhofer CMI to benchmark their current process, and introduce new technologies that will address their challenges.
Fraunhofer CMI begins the process by reviewing the client’s current operation and identifying challenge areas in need of improvement. Technology Scouting is used to bring together possible solutions from internal expertise, university contacts, industry experts, journals, and scientific literature. The ideas are tabulated into technology data sheets showing the evaluation criterion including: field of application, maturity of technology, costs (investment & operational), maintenance/service, and effort of implementation. Final evaluation is performed using a two dimensional technology assessment technique. The down-selected solutions are then proposed for implementation.
For more information on the way we work, please see: