Strategic Consultancy

Either as a prelude to product development or as a stand-alone activity, Plextek can help you identify and evaluate opportunities resulting from new markets and technologies. We address a wide range of applications and market sectors within electronics, including automotive, consumer, defence, industrial, medical, security, telecoms, transport and utilities.

Expertise

Our Services Include

  • Technology & product strategy and roadmapping
  • Technology overviews and familiarisation reports
  • Business case development and risk analysis
  • Market research and analysis to devise market entry strategies
  • Competitive product assessment, both by desk research and laboratory & field tests
  • Technical audit and product assessment

Technical Due Diligence

When investing in a company it is vital that all the risks are exposed. Technical due diligence often begins when an investor is just beginning to consider an investment proposal. At this stage the task is often a sanity check by a Plextek expert who tests whether the underlying technical proposition is sound. If the investment progresses towards a term sheet, we carry out more detailed, formal due diligence.

Strategic Consulting Examples

A venture capital investor engaged Plextek to determine whether a company’s novel radio architecture had sufficient advantages over competing solutions to warrant funding the company.

A major semiconductor vendor asked Plextek to conduct technical due diligence on a company with a leading position in mobile radio components prior to acquiring the company.

An expert was required for a complex patent litigation case. Plextek was able to provide a suitable expert to appear in the High Court.

The Group Board of a FTSE 100 company asked Plextek to audit the technical skills and IP of its aerospace division to determine which were best-in-class and potentially exploitable in different market sectors.

Profile


Steve M. Fitz, Director, Technology

“The essence of strategy is often about identifying the avenues you don’t explore, the technologies you don’t choose to exploit and the risks you don’t take as much as it is about anything else. We’re old hands at spotting these pitfalls ahead of time. Whether it is a project, a technology roadmap, a product strategy or a technical audit, we can fully support you when launching your product into the market with technical and strategic expertise.“

Strategic Consulting

One of Plextek’s strengths is that it backs its technical implementation skills with consultancy in the form of strategic advice and studies.

Either as a prelude to product development or as a stand-alone activity, Plextek can help clients identify and evaluate opportunities resulting from new markets and technologies. We address a wide range of applications and market sectors within electronics, including automotive, consumer, defence, industrial, medical, security, telecoms, transport and utilities.

The wealth of experience of our technical services team is the key to rapid, right first time development.

From mechanical prototyping, to assembly and technical re-work requiring precision placement of the smallest of modern components, our team’s skills are a key part of Plextek’s ability to deliver rapid developments at a competitive cost and in a timely manner.

Expertise

The combined experience of our 70+ technical design and manufacturing experts enables us to offer a unique and practical business perspective.

We work for both private and public sector clients including governments, financial investment firms, manufacturers and network operators, assisting with strategic evaluation and decision-making to inform stakeholders, identify risks and improve operational and business effectiveness.

Plextek’s contribution is particularly powerful when clients are seeking to move into new areas of technology or need a fresh view on how existing skills and assets can be exploited in new markets. We bring independent and innovative thinking to business and engineering plans, injecting realism based on having successfully undertaken and delivered several hundred projects.

Technical Due Diligence

When investing in a company it is vital that all the risks are exposed. Technical due diligence often begins when an investor is just beginning to consider an investment proposal. At this stage the task is often a sanity check by a Plextek expert who tests whether the underlying technical proposition is sound. If the investment progresses towards a term sheet, we carry out more detailed, formal due diligence.

Strategic Consulting Examples

A venture capital investor engaged Plextek to determine whether a company’s novel radio architecture had sufficient advantages over competing solutions to warrant funding the company.

A major semiconductor vendor asked Plextek to conduct technical due diligence on a company with a leading position in mobile radio components prior to acquiring the company.

An expert was required for a complex patent litigation case. Plextek was able to provide a suitable expert to appear in the High Court.

The Group Board of a FTSE 100 company asked Plextek to audit the technical skills and IP of its aerospace division to determine which were best-in-class and potentially exploitable in different market sectors.

Profile


Steve M. Fitz, Director, Technology

“The essence of strategy is often about identifying the avenues you don’t explore, the technologies you don’t choose to exploit and the risks you don’t take as much as it is about anything else. We’re old hands at spotting these pitfalls ahead of time. Whether it is a project, a technology roadmap, a product strategy or a technical audit, we can fully support you when launching your product into the market with technical and strategic expertise.“

Publications & White Papers

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