As a skilled technical company, Igeotest has been able to take advantage of their expertise, developing their own department of R&D+i, which is officially registered with the Spanish Ministry of Industry.

 

This approach has enabled us to improve the performance of survey equipment and methods, optimise efficiency and automate testing, which, in turn, has had a significant impact on cost-effectiveness and quality of results obtained. Our R&D+i strategy is structured from four different perspectives: financial, client, internal processes and knowledge and capabilities.

 

Financial
Prestige
Funding aid
Tax credit

 

Client
Compared to the offer available in the market, technological developments and investment in R&D+i provide clients with better quality and a significant reduction in costs of geotechnical investigation, a key factor, for example, in the development of certain industries such as offshore wind power.

 

Internal processes
R&D+i project management
Improvement of systems, equipment and methodologies, which increases the productive capacity of the company and allows for greater flexibility and customisation of services
Development of new solutions currently unavailable in the market
   

 

Knowledge & capabilities
Increase in expertise and professional skills
Colaborations with universities and research institutions
Patents

Igeotest Research

The development process and management of projects aims to target available resources at projects that offer greater potential and that enhance the competitive advantages of the company. The development process of a project, summarised in the diagram below, has the following aims:
Define project portfolio
Develop strategic projects with those with most potential
Ensure ROI
Reduce Time to Market
   

Igeotest’s R&D+i department has played a crucial role in company growth in the sphere of marine investigation, as well as in our internationalisation.

A significant increase in investment in R&D is expected in 2014 due to two projects started in 2013: Igeomar and MD500. The first of these involves the development of integrated marine research systems aboard a research vessel. The second comprises the development of a high performance underwater drilling robot, a key project in the future development of the company.