Strategy and Consulting

Contact person

Dipl.-Kfm. Ingo Olschewski
+49 241 8861 160
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Fields of Activity

  • Technology studies
  • Market analysis
  • Patent research
  • Political consulting
  • Project management
  • Technology transfer

General information

The Strategy and Consulting department provides product-related and implementation oriented strategies. By means of strategical expertise and inclusion of its technical competences, ika develops practical strategies for the design of products and processes. Methods for complex issues are chosen specifically, based on the respective task.

The range of services comprises the following key topics:
Technology studies, market analysis and patent research for the automotive industry (OEM, supplier), and political consulting in the automotive context.

Within the framework of a technology study i. e. product portfolio strategies are being derived, on basis of a corresponding evaluation of automotive components, sub systems, or total systems. The scope extends from research-based technology trend-analysis to simulation of optimum component and system solutions for each market or application case.

In the context of branch specific market analysis, the client is provided with target-oriented product planning-related recommendations for action to achieve joint development of concrete regional and global strategies. For this purpose, market studies on automotive developments are conducted, taking both client-specific and legislative requirements into account. Applied methods are e. g. scenario analysis or target customer surveys. Beside the market-based view, patent research with in-house tools regarding automotive components or total systems complete the analysis of the technical and competitive situation.

Political consulting completes the department’s range of services. Within automotive-specific studies, short-, medium-, and long term strategies are developed in a political context.

In conjunction with consultancy assistance, automotive-related market and technology studies are created together with business consultancies on a regular basis. Furthermore, within operative project support for automotive-related customer projects the respective teams on-site are purposefully reinforced by involving staff of ika.

In large, comprehensive development projects, target-oriented communication with one central contact for the customer ensures optimum project processing. Structured project management resolves the target conflict between schedule, budget, and performance.

Have a look at our research projects here.


Disruptive Modular Architecture for Agile, Automated Vehicle Concepts

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Lightweight Forging

Innovation Network for Technological Progress in Part, Process and Material Design for Forged Parts in Automotive Technology

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Commercial vehicles in comparison –
combustion engine vs. electric motor

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Electric Vehicle Value Chain in NRW

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CO₂ Reduction Potential for Passenger Cars until 2020

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