Research & Technology Development
Exponent works with commercial and governmental entities of all sizes on their technology development and research challenges. The breadth and depth of our highly degreed professionals is constantly being refreshed by recruits from the top universities around the world. This stream of talent allows us to maintain a deep and current knowledge base of leading technologies, cutting edge health, environmental and engineering research, and novel testing techniques that we can bring to bear on our clients’ hardest challenges. Similarly, our strong ties and experience across a broad range of industries puts us in a unique position to assemble cross-domain teams and leverage our independent research and technologies proven in one domain and apply them to our clients’ benefit in another. Where appropriate, our consultants publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at national or international scientific venues.
When it comes to technology development, we expedite the path to a solution by effectively blending custom development with the integration of existing off-the-shelf or open source technology. One particular strength in this area is Exponent’s ability to assist in the evaluation of a proposed solution, often working from the client’s early-stage concept to create a tangible prototype that the client can evaluate in the laboratory, in the boardroom, or in the field.
Elements of our support in the area of Research and Technology Development include: broad market and independent scientific research and identification of off-the-shelf solutions; rapid prototyping; low-rate production of evaluation items; spiral development; testing, including testing in the intended operational environment; demonstration; evaluation against client requirements; and documentation supporting regulatory or intellectual property filings. Many of our staff participate on US and international regulatory standard committees and use knowledge gained from this effort to assist not only with documentation but also product or process development requirements. In-house test and development facilities allow Exponent to undertake any and all of these tasks quickly. Our clients often demand prototypes on accelerated schedules—sometimes within days—and our experience and access to tools and technologies allow us to consistently meet this need.
For specific information and examples of the types of consulting Exponent performs in the area of Research and Technology Development, visit our Practices and Industries page.