Technology & Innovation

Our Practice

In today’s world of fast and furious technology development, it’s almost impossible for businesses to remain relevant without a commitment to innovation. Whether its ongoing efforts to improve and upgrade existing products and processes, or perhaps the pursuit of disruptive innovations, an innovation strategy is essential to continued growth and viability. At Kline, we work with clients in our core industry verticals across the technology management framework: strategy, portfolio, and resource management. From identifying and vetting new technologies to collaborating on improving the innovation process and structure, our experienced team can help address your innovation challenges and opportunities. Our services:

  • Portfolio optimization
  • Technology evaluation
  • Technology commercialization
  • Technology search
  • R&D organization and processes

Our Experience

Examples of our consulting assignments are provided below and organized by project type. Please contact us to learn more about our project work and capabilities.

Technology Evaluation

  • Opportunities for new elastomers in tires
  • Technology strategy: new technologies to adopt and execution strategy (chemical company)
  • Clinical and technical vetting of dietary supplements for BD consideration
  • Market potential for new food flavor technology
  • Battery technology trends
  • Technology benchmarking and valuation

Technology Commercialization

  • Electric vehicle ecosystem & OEM research
  • Market opportunities for LBO surfactants
  • Green technology acquisition program
  • Early stage clinical research process optimization
  • Global technology market study anionic surfactants

R&D Organization & Processes

  • Competitive assessment of R&D digitalization activities
  • Elastomers innovation workshop
  • Brand owner concept test (new ingredient for sun sensitive skin)
  • Analysis of competitive innovation process and strategy (glass substrates)
  • R&D Benchmarking: organization structure, strategy, and spend (CPG; oral care)

Featured Insight

Breaking the Mold: Five Ways to Amplify B2B Innovation

Vice President and Practice Head, Chemicals

Innovation has been called the “lifeblood of the organization,” fueling the development of new and improved products and services, identifying ways to satisfy unmet customer needs, and creating growth and value for the business. While innovation is most often discussed in a B2C context, many B2B companies have also earned recognition for tremendous strides in implementing a culture of innovation.

Practice Leaders

Vice President and Practice Head, Chemicals

Vice President, Consumer Products

Vice President and Practice Head, Energy

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