Strategy Definition and Business Plan.
A cleantech start-up wanted to transition from the technology demonstration phase to the industrial and commercial phases.
In a first step we have defined the strategy outlining the pathway from a pilot application to the industrial roll-out.
Then we have developed the business plan from market assessment to financial planning as a tool to attract investors.
Highlights: strategy workshop, scenario planning, market assessment, profitability analysis, competitive assessment.
An SME accumulated a presence in several different businesses over the years. With continuing growth it became increasingly difficult to maintain the overview. The financial and contractual management was very time consuming and inefficient.
In the analysis phase we defined the core processes for financial and contractual management and defined the key roles for the future organization.
Then, together with our IT partner, we have chosen a suitable, cost-effective cloud solution, defined the data structure, designed the management reports and implemented the overall solution including migration of the data.
Highlights: In-depth analysis of situation, process design, data structure, management reporting, cloud solution.
We have assisted a major utility in the restructuring of its procurement function.
The total spend was approx. 300 CHFm per year. The process also included the definition of the new organization and selection of key personnel.
The main objectives were: a) identify and realize savings and quick wins; b) define the new organization; c) initiate cultural change from purely quality driven to TCO based decision making.
As a result a total saving of 20 CHFm was realized.
Highlights: strategic sourcing, cost optimization, total cost of ownership analysis, rationalization of purchasing categories
We support investors in the process of assessing opportunities in the energy and cleantech sectors.
We review business plans and investment material and give prompt feed-back. Thanks to our industrial experience we can quickly dive into specific topics and pin-point the critical issues.
We help to pick the low hanging fruits and to recognize successful investment opportunities.
Highlights: investment review, professional advice, cleantech, energy
Lecturing and coaching.
We periodically give lectures at post-graduate courses on the following topics:
- management of energy companies
- energy management in energy-intensive industries
- clean technologies and start-ups
Since 2017 we are part of the coaching team of the Tessin Cantonal Acceleration Program for Start-ups organized from Fondazione Agire