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What we offer

Exploration
Needs Based Exploration ®, Innovation, segmentation, Intellectual Property management, value chain analysis are critical to understanding where a technology, product or new business opportunity will succeed.

Pipeline Management
The key to a healthy project Portfolio is a well managed front end of ideas that lead to innovation. Generation, prioritization and screening are just some of the key steps necessary to generate and maintain your Pipeline.

Portfolio Management
Strategy, scenarios, alignment, stage gate decision making, project leader training, financial modeling are among the key items necessary to manage a portfolio of active projects.

 

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Needs Based Exploration ®

What you need to know! Are you targeting the right markets, end users with new products or technologies? Where will a new technology best fit? Are you identifying marketing gaps before you work on solutions? Is your R&D inventing first and then trying to find a fit in the market? Should you be investing in …

Innovation

The life blood of any business, start-up, large or small. Few can do it, many try. Some think entrepreneurs make great innovators. A few excel however most fail. Do patents represents innovation? Not really. While a great way to protect intellectual property and are misused as a metric, they often miss the mark. So what …

Strategy Creation

The four P’s of strategy creation Perceptions, Performance, Purpose and Process. Technology Roadmaps Starting with the output from a “Needs Based Exploration ®“, the roadmap guides the R&D efforts on what technologies are required to satisfy the needs identified, and provides a framework for managing the technology developments. Scenario Planning A strategic planning methodology used …

Pipeline Management

Ideas Critically important to a successful portfolio is the pipeline management. Often ignored, a robust pipeline is necessary to feed the new business development activities of any sized Endeavour. Walko Consulting has extensive experience in the following key Innovation areas: Idea generation, screening and prioritization Idea Management Facilitated Decision teams driving them to actively manage …

Value Chain Analysis

Value added Steps A value chain model is based on a series of value-adding steps that connects the demand side (marketing/sales demand, outbound logistics) with the supply side (raw materials, operations, services, inbound logistics). A value chain is used to summarize information used to evaluate the probability of success for a particular opportunity/project. First popularized …

Market Research

Key Parameters Market information Market segmentation & prioritization Market trends Competitor analysis Risk analysis Walko Consulting utilizes many tools and techniques to uncover market information. We have many years of experience in market and technology evaluation.

Technology Screening

Part of the strategic process Should occur at different levels and at different stages within a company Brainstorming new opportunities Filter the best ideas and add substance to them Structured sessions with decision makers Refined list of opportunities matched to skills, resources and strategies Investment valuation and decisions are often based on technology screening Effectively …

Intellectual Property Mapping

Patent “Families” and Interactions Today, you need to protect not only individual inventions via a patent, but look at patent “families” and the interactions between patents in a similar industry. This allows you to understand “freedom to Operate” blocks, how aggressive competitors are and where they are spending their research time. Walko Consulting produces maps …

Financial Modeling

Cash Flow/ Pro Forma Simple cash flow models are often helpful in framing the basic opportunity from a financial perspective. Typically based on the projected cash flows, net revenues and (for taxable entities) taxes they frame the financial aspects of an opportunity. Net present value (NPV) A standard method for using the time value of …

Program & Portfolio Management

Programs and Themes Programs are a sub-element of a sound and robust Portfolio management system. Programs are used to categorize common themes with in a Portfolio of Projects. An example Program/Theme might be: Bio-Fuels with a set of underlying projects that support the development efforts. Portfolio Management Portfolio Management is the responsibility of the senior …

Phase Gate Methodologies

Speed driven Stream lined phase gate systems are necessary into today’s world to insure that the “process” doesn’t slow down the project. Walko Consulting has many years of experience with designing, implementing and managing phase gate systems. Today’s approach is to have 3~4 types of phase gates systems to serve the variety of projects (mega …

Project Planning and Management

Project Planning Any successful project needs to control project work flow, schedules, teams and finances. Project Management Walko Consulting has many years of successful project management experience. From managing individual projects to training project leaders and decision makers we can aid you in setting up and running your projects.

Government Grant Writing

Screening Walko Consulting has considerable expertise in assisting you in securing US government SBIR/STTR Grants. We can supply in-depth scientific, business or administrative proposal reviews to aid you in the process of writing and submitting your grant. Securing a government grant is one of the only ways to get non-diluted financing, critically important for entrepreneurs …