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Technology Consulting

IHS Chemical Consulting: Technology assists clients with critical technology decisions. These decisions often hold the potential to drive portfolio optimization, involve heavy capital expenditures or affect the outcome of a proposed merger or acquisition.
Client Challenges

Engineers and technology managers depend on our technology consulting practice to perform rigorous analysis for high-value investments and other transactions. Whether you are involved in the selection, design, commercialization or construction of a technology-related process or product, we can help you devise an intelligent response to these types of challenges:

Capital Expenditures

  • Should we underwrite a plant? What technology risks are involved? Is it economically feasible?
  • How do we go to market with this new technology? Which markets and market segments do we target?
  • Is there a patent for this technology? Can you help us with the process for obtaining one?
  • How do we find an independent technical consultant to provide support from pre-feasibility studies to the post-completion audit?

M&A and Divestment

  • Where do we obtain technical due diligence for an asset exchange transfer transaction? For a financial transaction?
  • What are the current and long-term outlooks for this technology’s competitiveness?

Technology Portfolio Optimization

  • What is the latest R&D on a particular technology?
  • Where can we obtain a licensing review to support our negotiations?
  • Are there technology opportunities available to us through a merger or acquisition?
  • Where can we obtain proof-of-concept analysis? Expert witness testimony for litigation?
  • What are the commercial opportunities for our technologies?
Solutions

Our consultants leverage the data and insight of our Process Economics Program (PEP), Carbon Footprint Initiative, Cost Curve Analysis and other cutting-edge technology research programs to address your most complex questions through these types of solutions:

  • Process technology analysis and planning
  • Technological competitiveness analysis
  • Patent research and review
  • Proof-of-concept analysis
  • Commercialization and fair market valuation of new technologies
  • Licensing review and negotiation support
  • Analysis of competitive positioning and technical screening, evaluation, selection support of licensed and proprietary processes
  • Review of technology conformance with equator principles
  • Evaluation of commercial opportunities and markets for technologies and catalysts
  • Independent engineering review for pre-financing EPC, constructability review, construction monitoring, process guarantees and test runs, post-completion monitoring
  • Industry-expert analysis and witness services
  • Technology M&A opportunity screening, transaction and due diligence
  • Technology assessments for independent engineering engagements
  • Technology screening for sponsors in new project development

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