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Efesto methodology

Phase 1

Before starting, you need to know where you want to go, otherwise it's like moving through a labyrinth in the dark.
Efesto turns on the light.

Phase 2

It is not enough to just turn on the light: keeping the direction fixed on the lens is not easy, it requires high level skills and competences.
Efesto accompanies you all along the way.

Phase 3

At the end of a path it is necessary to understand what value has been produced, as well as the lessons for the future. Efesto shows the road made out of his own labyrinth, and compares it with that taken by the other competitors.

Research in technical/scientific literature

Stand on the shoulders of giants

Efesto uses a data-driven approach, we collect and select the most useful information in an analytical way and based on objective data. Covering again paths that others have already explored is a waste of time, resources and money.

Technological scouting

It’s impossible to make the best choice if you don’t even know what choices exist

We can identify any technology that can respond to a given need, regardless of the stage of development. Whether it is commercial products, start-ups in the launch phase or experimental ideas, if a solution exists, we will find it.

Smart technology tansfer

Don’t take advices on technology from those who don’t know anything about technology!

Efesto and quickly advise you on the best partner for each R&D project, optimizing time and resources. We do this independently and without conflicts of interest, because we are really material experts, and we do not have tis with any public or private research body.

Drafting of R&D project

A good start is half of the work

Efesto draws up a report with clear and operational indications on how to start the project, the points of attention, the possible risks and estimates the costs and the expected times. Moving from theory to practice is not immediate. At least, not without Efesto.

Our customers make  informed decisions. And this is a guarantee of success.

Coaching with specialized consultants

All the knowledge you need: simple, agile, professional.

Not all R&D teams have trained figures in every subject, nor can they afford to hire them internally. External professionals can make a difference in driving meaningful research advancements.

Continuous communication throughout the project

One cannot predict when and where the need will arise

In fact, our experts are available at any time: by phone, by email in person. Because any doubt must be answered with the best possible timing.

Data interpretation and analysis

An analysis can provide a lot of information. If you know how to interpret them.

Data interpretation provides clear answers only if done by experts in the specific field. Otherwise there is the only certainty of wasting enormous amounts of time, only to arrive at a conclusion that is the opposite of the real one. Is it worth the risk?

Third and independent evaluation of progress

The right advice at the right time

Promising projects stop due to lack of confidence or simple technical problems, failed ideas are dragged on for years because the managers have fallen in love with them. In both cases, the damage is considerable. Efesto reveals the state of affairs in the right light.

Interfacing with academic counterparts

Industry speaks one language, academia another

Efesto is a company, which provides services for companies but which was born from a solid link with universities. Efesto speaks both languages ​​and translates words, ideas and aspirations, so that all actors compete in harmony towards the goal.

Analysis of the results

The result is not the end of a journey, but the ability to condense the journey itself into valuable knowledge

Each result must be compared both to the initial objectives and to the technical advances from the moment the project started. This allows us to evaluate how the project proceeded, but above all to realize the value that has been produced.

Perspectives description

Because every end is but a new beginning

An R&D project is never self-contained, but always pushes towards a subsequent industrialization or further projects. Understanding the possible implications of the results achieved in a timely manner is essential to decide how to finalize them, in order to create a concrete economic return proportional to the value of the work that has been done.

  • Phase 1

    FEASIBILITY STUDY

    Research in technical/scientific literature

    Stand on the shoulders of giants

    Efesto uses a data-driven approach, we collect and select the most useful information in an analytical way and based on objective data. Covering again paths that others have already explored is a waste of time, resources and money.

    Technological scouting

    It’s impossible to make the best choice if you don’t even know what choices exist

    We can identify any technology that can respond to a given need, regardless of the stage of development. Whether it is commercial products, start-ups in the launch phase or experimental ideas, if a solution exists, we will find it.

    Smart technology tansfer

    Don’t take advices on technology from those who don’t know anything about technology!

    Efesto and quickly advise you on the best partner for each R&D project, optimizing time and resources. We do this independently and without conflicts of interest, because we are really material experts, and we do not have tis with any public or private research body.

    Drafting of R&D project

    A good start is half of the work

    Efesto draws up a report with clear and operational indications on how to start the project, the points of attention, the possible risks and estimates the costs and the expected times. Moving from theory to practice is not immediate. At least, not without Efesto.

    Our customers make  informed decisions. And this is a guarantee of success.

  • Phase 2

    MANAGEMENT OF R&D PROJECTS

    Coaching with specialized consultants

    All the knowledge you need: simple, agile, professional.

    Not all R&D teams have trained figures in every subject, nor can they afford to hire them internally. External professionals can make a difference in driving meaningful research advancements.

    Continuous communication throughout the project

    One cannot predict when and where the need will arise

    In fact, our experts are available at any time: by phone, by email in person. Because any doubt must be answered with the best possible timing.

    Data interpretation and analysis

    An analysis can provide a lot of information. If you know how to interpret them.

    Data interpretation provides clear answers only if done by experts in the specific field. Otherwise there is the only certainty of wasting enormous amounts of time, only to arrive at a conclusion that is the opposite of the real one. Is it worth the risk?

    Third and independent evaluation of progress

    The right advice at the right time

    Promising projects stop due to lack of confidence or simple technical problems, failed ideas are dragged on for years because the managers have fallen in love with them. In both cases, the damage is considerable. Efesto reveals the state of affairs in the right light.

    Interfacing with academic counterparts

    Industry speaks one language, academia another

    Efesto is a company, which provides services for companies but which was born from a solid link with universities. Efesto speaks both languages ​​and translates words, ideas and aspirations, so that all actors compete in harmony towards the goal.

  • Phase 3

    Final evaluation

    Analysis of the results

    The result is not the end of a journey, but the ability to condense the journey itself into valuable knowledge

    Each result must be compared both to the initial objectives and to the technical advances from the moment the project started. This allows us to evaluate how the project proceeded, but above all to realize the value that has been produced.

    Perspectives description

    Because every end is but a new beginning

    An R&D project is never self-contained, but always pushes towards a subsequent industrialization or further projects. Understanding the possible implications of the results achieved in a timely manner is essential to decide how to finalize them, in order to create a concrete economic return proportional to the value of the work that has been done.

The recipe for your success

Many problems, one solution: Efesto

The Efesto Methodology allows you to make every decision in a conscious and informed way, having the certainty of being based on all the significant and objective information that can be found.

The Efesto Methodology is the set of best practices, developed over years of research experience, with which we guarantee the success of the R&D projects entrusted to us.

Thanks to our Methodology, we can provide valuable support to any R&D project, regardless of its size and stage.

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A holistic, agile, flexible methodology

A holistic methodology, because it breaks down each project into its fundamental elements, weighs them and puts them in relation, in order to highlight the focal points on which it is important to focus.

An agile methodology, because it adapts to circumstances, activating resources and differentiated investigation methods according to the needs that gradually emerge. A project continually evolves in an incessant process of review and improvement throughout its progress.

A flexible methodology, because it can be applied to projects in any stage of progress, and of any size.

 

A methodology that fits all sizes

The bigger ones ...

Our methodology delivers valuable results to companies of any type and size.

Larger companies will have the opportunity to explore technological solutions in vast fields, evaluate them critically and investigate them in every aspect of their interest. We allow you to discover possibilities never considered before, in order to turn them into a product before and better than all the others.

No other subject besides us provides this type of service in such a targeted and effective way.

...and the smaller ones

Smaller companies will be able to enjoy the support of top-level professionals through a single interlocutor who guarantees the quality and compliance with the deadlines of its consultants.

And even in this case, Efesto is the only one to offer this type of service.

Our excellences

Skills

Thanks to our extensive network capable of covering the entire field of materials technology

Timing

Minimized between taking charge, analyzing and delivering results

Communication

Continuous between us and the client in order to understand and satisfy every need in the best possible way

Our services

Realization of R&D projects for third parties

Efesto carries out R&D projects of all sizes and complexity, being able to rely on multiple partners for the realization of the experimental parts.

Technological scouting

We find the best technological solutions, at any level of development, which may be of interest to the customer.

Drafting of R&D project

We draw up a draft of the R&D project, highlighting the practical indications to allow a quick start of the project, and identifying perspectives, critical points, risks, partners and costs.

Assistance in internally managed R&D projects

We support the client with a specialized consultant, who provides support in the interpretation of the data and in the definition of project strategies.We support the client with a specialized consultant, who provides support in the interpretation of the data and in the definition of project strategies.

Assistance in R&D projects commissioned to third partiesAssistance in R&D projects commissioned to third parties

We support the client with a specialized consultant, who verifies the progress and real prospects of the project, and facilitates communication between the partners.

Problem solving

We solve problems in the technical field, providing both intellectual and practical support.

Assistance for disputes

In the event of disputes with customers and suppliers, we investigate the matter by providing all elements necessary for the resolution of the dispute.

Case studies

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