Customers and lead users

We support you in developing a well-directed communication with your most important innovation partners: your customers. Especially if you intend to expand into new markets or if you want to introduce a new technology, a cross-sectional analysis of user requirements and customer attitudes is essential. We will implement for you with a European coverage:

  • Workshops with customer groups
  • Innovation dialogue with lead users
  • Cross-market research by independent experts
  • Trend analysis and scenario development

Problem solving with external expert knowledge

While preserving strict confidentiality of your competitive knowledge we translate your technical problem into a specification for problem solving. We then employ our European network of technology experts from many industries and disciplines to come up fast and efficiently with a well-suited solution.

R&D collaboration with or without public funding support

Joint development with customers and research cooperation with universities and research institutes are key measures in Open Innovation programmes of successful industrial innovators.
We have a long track record of managing breakthrough European projects and helping them to reach successful industrial exploitation. Our main assets are:

  • a more than twenty year experience in coordinating research consortia, with our managing partners deeply involved personally into the management of large scale projects in most European countries;
  • a wide spectrum of thorough technology background;
  • deep knowledge of European and Member State research funding programmes;
  • a very strong background in innovation management methods relating people, business models and financing schemes within appropriate legal frameworks in a still fragmented Europe.

From consortium construction through project implementation to result exploitation, we are committed to have the same senior consultants perform the project management tasks in view of securing full management continuity.
This helps our clients also to tackle successfully the technical, business and management risks which are inherent in the collaboration with new partners in fields of essential strategic interest.

Member of GREENOVATE! Europe - Open Innovation for sustainable business



i.con. innovation GmbH | Herzog-Carl-Strasse 2 | 73760 Ostfildern | Telefon +49 711 782 608-60