IK4-IKERLAN has supported CAF, leading company in the railway sector, by offering its roadmapping methodology in the elaboration of a roadmap which will guide their I+D activity in the technical field over the next coming years. This document establishes the technologies and services the company would like to provide in the aforementioned field by 2022, and specifies the steps to be followed until then.
In order to perform this task, IK4-IKERLAN has made its own roadmapping methodology available to the company. On different working sessions, the centre has gathered the contributions from the people in charge of the business, marketing, product and technology areas of CAF; it has structured them and outlined the final document, which is in the process of being implemented.
The implementation of the methodology conducted by IK4-IKERLAN has helped the company identify which technologies will be most relevant in the market, as well as provide outlines for the I+D+i to be performed in order to have a competitive offer in that context.
“Our methodology is supported by its implementation experience in different sectors for over 10 years,” explain IK4-IKERLAN’s researchers Ainhoa Zubizarreta and Juan Mari Goenaga. “It is very rewarding for us to contribute in the planning of the I+D+i in a technological field of such an important client as CAF,” he assesses.
Over the last years, the centre has helped companies in the elaboration of their technological roadmaps in sectors such as machine tool, automotive components, appliances, electronic systems and equipment, information systems, ICT sector, etc.