An integrated approach
The broad selection of technologies available for licensing are proven, or have been validated in EADS’ product development, enabling companies to enhance production, mature their processes, improve performance and increase safety – all while differentiating themselves in the marketplace and opening new opportunities.
Technology licensing at EADS is coordinated through the Corporate Technology Office, and has the support of top company executives. Managed by the EADS Technology Licensing initiative, these licensing activities benefit from an integrated approach that encompasses all of the company’s business units, activities and operations.
This brings demonstrated expertise in such areas as aeronautics, space, communications infrastructure, materials development, production methods, lean manufacturing, renewable energy, system reliability, security and safety.
A rich portfolio of more than 9,500 inventions
Wulf Hoeflich, Head of EADS Technology Licensing initiative, on how sharing technologies can foster innovation within aerospace and in other industries.
The customer-oriented team
The EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s team is customer-oriented, accessible, empowered. It is backed by the worldwide resources of a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services from the company’s Airbus, Eurocopter, Cassidian and Astrium business units.
Contributing to the technology portfolio is EADS Innovation Works – a global system of technical centres that specialise in such areas as composites and metallics, energy, propulsion, surface and structures engineering, information technology, security services, simulation, electronics, sensors and systems integration.
To facilitate the application and use of EADS' licensed technologies, the company offers training, engineering support as well as assistance in the establishment of processes and procedures – which lowers risk, saves time and money, and ensures success. In addition, the licensing procedures in place at EADS reduce the time required for implementation, minimise risk of patent infringement and ensure that all controls and processes are applied.