• Defining a relevant innovation model
  • Understanding mega trends that drive innovation
  • Betting on the most promising technologies
  • Building an innovation boosting ecosystem
  • Value Chain Mapping and Market Analysis
  • Generation of Innovation Ideas / Feeding Process
  • Innovation Model: Process, Governance, Tools
  • Decision Criteria to Guide Research and Technology Topics
  • Open Innovation : Organization and Support for Initiatives

Inventing the Business of Tomorrow

  • Choosing the Right Projects / Doing the Projects Right
  • “Make or buy” for Product Development
  • Optimizing Design and Standardizing Developments
  • Leveraging R&D Data for Greater Efficiency
  • Anticipating Risks and Manage the Product Lifecycle
  • Measuring Innovation Performance
  • Benchmark and Roundtables on Good R&D Practices
  • Management of R&D Projects and Portfolios
  • Redesign-to-Cost and Value Analysis
  • Design and Support of R&D Transformation Projects: Digitization, Technology Standardization, Improvement of Sustainability, …
  • R&D Supply Chain
  • Innovation Funding

Increasing the ROI of R&I

  • Improving Innovation and R&D Time-To-Market
  • Adapting to Rapid Market Changes
  • Bringing Agility in Project Management
  • Delivering Atypical Projects and Anticipating their Risks
  • Intensifying Collaboration with the Main R&D Interfaces
  • Project Management Office for Complex Projects
  • Agile Methodologies on Product Development
  • Lean Engineering and Efficiency of Development Processes
  • Optimization of Interfaces: from Research to Development and from Development to Industrial

Accelerating Time-to-Market

  • Improving the Efficiency of R&D Organizations
  • Defining Global Footprints
  • Empowering R&D Staff
  • Anticipating and Maximize the Use of Talents and Expertise
  • Managing Change within Teams
  • R&D Re-Organization: Diagnosis, Design, Deployment
  • Optimization of the Global R&D Footprint
  • Change Management: Support, Communication, Training
  • Seminars & Innovation Communities Animation
  • Expertise Channels and Talent Development Plan

Engaging the R&D Community

Consulting Approach

Innovation actively contributes to the development of the company. To create a competitive and sustainable advantage, it is necessary to establish an ecosystem that fosters the emergence of the products and services of tomorrow. Kepler provides consulting expertise very oriented towards operations, which supports our ability to respond to the challenges of companies seeking efficiency in their R&D.

  • An exclusive focus on high impact challenges related to the strategy and management of innovation and the performance of R&D organizations
  • Added value enhanced by cross-fertilization practices in multiple sectors and frequent benchmarks fueling the diagnosis
  • Strategic analysis with decision-makers to define their priorities and objectives
  • Educational approach with operational teams: co-design of solutions for faster implementation
  • Operational reinforcement thanks to Kepler’s expertise in operations, supply chain, and purchasing
  • Skills, tools and digital partners to accelerate the transformation of innovation and R&D activities
  • Agile coaches
  • Senior advisors, former VP R&D, representing different business sectors and directly involved in our projects for their functional / sector expertise
  • Long-term and “tailor-made” approach to customer relations and methodologies
    • Great flexibility in project management and working methods to adapt to client / team constraints
    • No costly over-engineering in the way we deliver our projects

Kepler Innovation Consulting Fundamentals

Definition of innovation models

Despite the occasional successes of a few innovative projects, revenue from “disrupted” products or services is insufficient for the General Management. From this perspective, it is strategic to reinvent the company’s innovation model in order to strongly contribute to its growth.

R&D and Innovation Projects Portfolio Management

Focusing teams on the most relevant projects and accelerating the marketing of new products or services is an essential challenge for the R&D and Innovation Departments. Portfolio management responds to this problem by making it possible to dynamically select projects that meet the strategy, taking into account the availability of design resources which are by definition limited.

Lean Engineering

In terms of R&D scope, a Lean engineering project has a common objective to eliminate waste from the upstream design of a solution, through t its mass production. Kepler Innovation Consulting Firm’s “fast-track” approach, capitalizing on the complementary expertise of our Innovation and Operations practices, aims to reduce the time required to materialize the gains by targeting the subjects on which the teams waste the most time and resources.

Optimization of New Product Development Processes

Innovation processes are not always sufficiently adapted to meet the Company’s Quality / Cost / Time requirements. On the strength of our benchmarks in sectors at the forefront of innovation, we revisit the processes throughout the development / industrialization cycle (definition of objectives, feasibility, design validation, product / process validation, standardization). Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, as are synchronization and multi-business interfaces. Tools and methodologies are also offered to facilitate collaborative work and make the development of new products and services more agile.

Design at Cost Objective: Functional Analysis / Value Analysis

Functional analysis / value analysis remains an essential part of technical and economic optimization in order to achieve what is necessary. Our teams deploy the methodology to our customers in a multi-business logic, relying on our internal Kepler experts but also external resources: architect, an engineering firm, suppliers …

Digital and AI. will revolutionize the daily life of R&D and innovation teams in the coming years. On the one hand by being at the heart of disruptive innovation issues in a large number of sectors and on the other hand by radically transforming the practices of R&D teams to improve performance and efficiency of developments.
Mathieu PAILLER, Director, Innovation Practice Leader

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Innovation Consulting Services by Kepler

Kepler is a consulting firm with a focus on Innovation and R&D functions. A benchmark player in the world of innovation, Kepler supports organizations in reinventing their innovation model, managing R&D and Innovation project portfolios, optimizing new product development processes, Lean-Engineering, and Target cost design. The innovation consulting approach offered by Kepler is recognized among the most efficient on the market.  Kepler Innovation Consulting Firm has its offices in United States(U.S), France, China, and India.