17 July 2012
The EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s outreach to potential Indian partners resulted in this week’s visit of Tata Advanced Materials (TAML) to EADS Innovation Works’ Ottobrunn, Germany facility.
Naresh Chandra Sharma, the Head of Design & Engineering at TAML, was briefed on the broad intellectual property portfolio that EADS offers, with a focus on composites production techniques – especially the company’s patented Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP®).
The visit included discussions with members of the EADS Technology Licensing initiative team, along with experts and managers from the EADS Innovation Works corporate-level research and technology organisation, as well as the Cassidian defence business unit – underscoring the expertise and support available to licensees from across the company’s activities.
“TAML is an excellent candidate for the acquisition of technologies from the EADS intellectual property portfolio, as it already is an established part of the international aerospace industry supply chain, and is looking to further develop its capabilities,” explained Wulf Hoeflich, head of the EADS Technology Licensing initiative.
Established in 1990, TAML develops and produces composite products for the aerospace, defence, transportation and infrastructure sectors. The company is part of the Tata Group – one of India's oldest and largest business conglomerates, comprising 96 companies and employing 350,000 people.
The EADS Technology Licensing initiative launched its Indian outreach in 2011, putting a focus on this dynamic market, where many of the country’s larger companies are interested in accessing patented manufacturing processes, materials capabilities and other expertise to develop their current activities and pursue new business opportunities.
During his visit to the Ottobrunn composites laboratory, Naresh Chandra Sharma, the Head of Design & Engineering at TAML (at left) is briefed by Juergen Filsinger, Manager and Team Leader of Composites Technologies at EADS Innovation Works. Joining them are Martin Salzburger, Head of Technology Licensing and Transfer at EADS’ Cassidian division; and Peter Westphal, the EADS Senior Manager for Technology Licensing & Intellectual Property.
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