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EXAMPLES OF SIGNIFICANT
RECENT ASSIGNMENTS




1. BATTELLE STEEL PROGRAM

- Emerging and Developing Iron and Steel-making Processes -

 

 

Client (STATUS): Group of clients, worldwide (ONGOING)

Content: Funded by a group of some 25 clients from 14 countries, the program analyzes both markets and production technologies to assess medium- and long-term industry prospects. A production cost simulation model (IS-Sim) makes it possible to calculate the cost of iron, liquid steel and hot rolled products manufactured by different process routes and plant locations.

 

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2. PRE-FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A STEEL PLANT DESIGNED TO PRODUCE STEEL SHEETS BY STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE AND NEAR-NET-SHAPE CASTING TECHNOLOGY



(ęCopyright : SMS-Demag)

 

Client (STATUS): Private steel company (COMPLETED)

Content: Confidential.

 

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3. MASTER PLAN FOR THE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE "ISS" (INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION)

 


(ęCopyright : ESA-Ducros)


Client (STATUS): ESA, European Space Agency (UNDERWAY)

Content: This assignment is a follow-up of the one described hereafter for the same client, ESA. Its major aim is to develop a short- and medium-term master plan for the commercial activities of the ISS (International Space Station, see below). It includes various other tasks to assist the client in the implementation of its commercial strategy, including operational activities like supporting ESA in the tendering procedure and evaluation of offers presented by candidate commercial partners.

 

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4. "ISS" (INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION): PERSPECTIVES OF COMMERCIAL USAGE AND COMMERCIALIZATION STRATEGY

 


(ęCopyright : ESA / Ducros)

 

Client (STATUS): ESA, European Space Agency (COMPLETED 2000)

Content: The ISS (International Space Station) is a multinational global cooperative program for the joint development, operation and utilization of a permanently inhabited space station in low Earth orbit. The innovative concept and versatility of the station (108m x 74 m, 420 tons, with 7 laboratories and external platforms) opens the way to new applications, both conventional and non conventional, that ITM is helping to identify and evaluate. The research program is based on a creativity effort -- organizing and managing also external contributions -- and long-term feasibility analysis.

 

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5. METALLURGICAL PROGRESS WHICH MIGHT CHANGE THE ALUMINUM /STEEL COMPETITION IN SELECTED APPLICATIONS

 

Client (STATUS): Leading Aluminum producer (COMPLETED 1999)

Content: The analysis focusses on the likely impact of new and developing production technologies on the choice of materials for selected food packaging products.

 

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6. INNOVATION STRATEGY TO DEVELOP COMBINED FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

 

 

Client (STATUS): Transportation companies and Ministry of Transportation, France (COMPLETED 1999)

Content: The research identifies improvements needed in France's freight combined transportation system; and makes recommendations to the French government and operators on long-term investment policies (especially as regards technological innovation) according to alternative development scenarios.

 

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7. REDEPLOYMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY AND ITS R&D CENTERS

 

 

Client (STATUS): ERWDA, Abu Dhabi (COMPLETED 1999 )

Content: Strategic options and organizational changes to strengthen the effectiveness of an environmental agency operating in a geographical area with increasing environmental threats.

 

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8. INVESTMENT EVALUATION FOR A NEW STEEL-MAKING PLANT

 

 

Client (STATUS): Steel Company, South Africa (COMPLETED 1998)

Content: Confidential.

 

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9. PROMOTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AT REGIONAL LEVEL

 

Client (STATUS): Public Authority (COMPLETED 1997)

Content: Analysis of local industry with emphasis on traditional production; recommendations for improving manufacturing technology and investing in new products and processes.

 

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10. ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGIES TO IDENTIFY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE NATION'S INDUSTRY

(Source : Battelle)

 

Client (STATUS): Ministry of Economy, Netherlands (COMPLETED 1997)

Content: ITM was hired to provide methodological tools suitable to identify which technologies to consider for priority government support.

 

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11. RAILWAYS : A LONG-TERM VISION FOR EUROPEAN RAILWAYS' R&D STRATEGY



 

Client (STATUS): International Union of Railways (COMPLETED 1996)

Content: Generation of long-term development scenarios and recommendations on relevant R&D guidelines, to face future challenges and match European Union policy.

 

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12. IDENTIFICATION AND POSITIONING OF KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FUTURE OF FRANCE

 


(Source: Battelle)

 

Client (STATUS): Ministry of Industry, France (COMPLETED 1996)

Content: The program included detailed analysis of some 130 identified technologies, ranking their overall interest and attractiveness for the country. Key success factors and evaluation of France's position allowed ITM to recommend public support priorities.

 

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13. ADVANCED BREAKING SYSTEM MATERIALS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS

 

Client (STATUS): Leading manufacturer of carbon-fiber breaking materials (COMPLETED 1996)

Content: Confidential.

 

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