4 January 2012
A new Indian market outreach by the EADS Technology Licensing initiative is planned for January, with a focus on the company’s patent portfolio applicable to the automotive sector.
A team led by Wulf Hoeflich, EADS’ Head of Technology Licensing, and Harvansh Batra, the EADS Airbus Global Sourcing Network’s Director of Sourcing for India, will hold briefings at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi on January 9-11. This will culminate with a January 11 presentation to members of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) at a session opened by Jayant Davar, the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Sandhar Technologies, who also is Chairman of ACMA’s Globalisation and Trade Fair Committee.
“As one of the world’s leading aerospace and high-tech companies, EADS’ patent portfolio brings together many technologies that are of potential interest to the automotive industry,” Hoeflich said. “They range from safety enhancements and increased surface protection to the use of composite materials and light metal alloys, along with the integration of sensors, electronics and systems.”
He added that the application of such technologies offers many potential advantages for India’s dynamic automobile manufacturers, including improved product quality, reduced production costs, enhanced manufacturing efficiency and market differentiation.
Hoeflich noted that licensees working with EADS have inroads to benefit from the company’s 30 billion euros in research and innovation, while these relationships also open up the capabilities of its experts for feasibility and application studies, as well as the transfer of know-how.
The EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s presence at the 2012 Auto Expo will be supported by executives from Cheers Interactive – EADS’ new global industrial and intellectual property services partner – under the management of CEO Nayan Shah and Vishal Udani, the Senior Vice President for Technology Licensing.
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