Technology monitoring & assessment
As part of our systematic technology management, we continuously monitor a variety of sources for new and potentially disruptive technologies. We then evaluate these technologies both in terms of their degree of maturity and their potential use for our customers’ problems.
- Early adoption of new technologies
- Substitution of outdated technologies
- Securing the performance of customer systems
- Introduction of new technologies as drivers for innovation in the company
- Securing the position on the market
- Highlighting the potential of technologies
- Determination of technology readiness levels
- Basis for strategic planning of technological development
- Requirements orientation of technological development
- Support of conceptual work within the scope of CD&E
- Technological maturation within R&T
- Internationalisation through participation in NATO/NIAG studies
Studies, operational concepts & analyses
New developments and innovations often begin with theoretical considerations and analyses. Studies analyse maturity levels, but also possible deficits of technologies in the context of operational concepts. The studies are based both on formal methods such as architectures and on the exemplary application of technologies in system prototypes. The findings from such studies thus serve on the one hand as input for the development of roadmaps, and on the other hand they provide the necessary knowledge for the application of the technologies for future products and systems.
Systematic roadmapping is used to support the development of our customers' systems and processes as well as ESG's own development in a targeted and long-term manner. Alongside the technologies, it is necessary to estimate further future developments in order to answer the question of when which goal can or should be achieved. In addition to the technical perspective, aspects such as the development of markets, the environment or political conditions as well as the position of the population must also be assessed. From this overall view, the measures necessary to achieve long-term goals are structured into realistically manageable steps.
- Structuring of long-term developments
- Increasing of planning security
- Reduction of costs by taking the right step at the right time and avoiding dead ends
- Enables long-term monitoring in the implementation of sub-goals
- Creation of a regulatory framework for innovative solutions
- Participation in the preparation of technical standards, e.g. with:
- Helping to achieve social acceptance through participation in the committees, e.g.:
- UAV DACH
Committee work & standardisation
Ideas need to be accepted if they are to be successful and achieve market penetration. In many cases, it is necessary to create suitable framework conditions for the application of technologies, which allow them to be used on a broad scale. One example is air traffic regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft. Also, many technical developments are now only part of a "system of systems", so that the standardisation of functions and interfaces is becoming a "business enabler". Technical standards are often the basis for the certification of systems and thus also the basis for placing products on the market. As a rule, such tasks can no longer be accomplished on their own, but rather by networking with partners in suitable committees.