Signing the RAFI feasibility study agreement for EADS are Wulf Hoeflich, the head of EADS' Technology Licensing initiative (at left), and Yann Barbaux, Director of the EADS Innovation Works.
4 March 2010
EADS has signed its first feasibility study agreement to define the advantages of applying the company’s licensed technologies in helping a customer develop new products and capabilities.
Under terms of this new multi-faceted accord, the EADS Technology Licensing initiative will work with RAFI GmbH & Co. of Germany in evaluating potential technology license grants in three areas:
- Passenger cabin electronics, such as displays, lighting and management systems;
- Sensor systems – including the Laser Ion Mobility Spectrometer (LIMS) for detection of chemical and explosive threats, along with drugs; and
- Solar energy and energy storage systems.
The offer of feasibility studies represents a diversification of the EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s services to better meet customers’ needs – making full resources of the company’s experts available for licensing customers.
“It responds to a growing demand from our current and potential new partners, who want more direct input and guidance early in their consideration of technology licensing opportunities with EADS,” said Wulf Hoeflich, the head of EADS’ Technology Licensing initiative. “This type of support is particularly attractive for small and medium-sized companies such as RAFI, who welcome the additional technical expertise in making evaluations and decisions on licensing opportunities.”
The RAFI group of companies develops and produces a wide range of products, including electronic assemblies and equipment for the telecommunications industry; measurement and control systems for mechanical engineering applications, consumer appliances, and in ground transportation applications; data entry systems for healthcare electronics; along with electromechanical components such keyswitches, pushbuttons, signal lamps and selectors.
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