Advanced Technology Consultants
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In-house Professional Training on Automotive & Aerospace Topics               New Product Evaluation on its Criticality Within the Technology Sector, Competitiveness, & Market Demand               Business Analysis for Investment Purposes               Comprehensive Evaluation of Corporate R&D  for Effectiveness, Innovative Performance/Attributes, and Future Success               Training on Management of R&D               Systems Engineering                Technology Roadmapping              Integrated  R&D and Corporate Strategic Planning               Comprehensive Evaluation of the Disruptiveness Potential of New Technologies               Benchmarking Corporate Board of Directors               Combustion &  Emission of Pollutants               Consulting on Advanced Technologies               Nanotechnology and Applications in Fuels & Propellants                Ignition Technologies for Engines               Gas Turbine Combustion and Emission of Pollutants               Liquid Atomization & Fuel Injection               Management of Innovation               Expert Witness in Legal Matters              Feasibility and  Economic Analysis               Propulsion Systems Design               Systems Engineering in Design & Project Management               Technical and Fundamental Analysis of Financial Market               Composite Materials, FRP, and Pressurized Composite Gaseous Fuel Storage             Car Accident Reconstruction               home | help | email

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Advanced Technology Consultants

Laguna Niguel, California
USA    92677
Tel: 949 467 9233
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Lugano, Ticino
Switzerland 6900



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We live in a historical era that not only timely acquisition of information (or knowledge) is important but it is  critical that this information (or knowledge) be relevant, targeted, reliable, and adds value to your current efforts. Additionally, in an epoch of "Big Data," when a simple Google search provides hundreds or  thousands of results, the time, skills, and efforts required to filter them out to a highly-targeted and useful information subset for your immediate interest is a daunting and challenging task. This is precisely what we at  Advanced Technology Consultants (ATC) have been doing for years; that is, providing high-quality, timely, and  targeted information (or knowledge).  We find an increasing number of organizations that do not have just the right human resources to do this in an effective manner, or that would like to have a second opinion, or simply  they are interested to outsource it for efficiency purposes. At Advanced Technology Consultants, we offer exactly  such a highly-selective, just-in-time, high-fidelity, and targeted information on a number of areas listed in the "Service Areas" section of  the ATC website.  A list of products and services are given below:


  1. In-house Professional Trainings/Seminars on an increasing number of topics. Although a partial list of  seminars is  given below, we continuously develop new training seminars to serve our clients' needs. In fact, almost every one of our professional education/training seminars was originally prepared for one of our clients. With their permissions, these seminars/trainings were later made available to public. Contact ATC for a more economical  seminar pricing to be conducted at your company (i.e., in-house) by our consultants. For a comprehensive list of  topics, please click on the "Service Areas."


  2. Electronic (PDF) and hard copies of the professional education/training seminar materials. This can only be purchased through ATC. Most of our clients, or those individuals who attended such seminars, have decided to purchase electronic (PDF) versions of the presentations for transportation convenience, speedy access anywhere in the globe, and compatibility with digital world. Please keep in mind that individual copies are for individual use and have certain copyright restrictions. However, corporate copies are available with minimal restrictions limited to the employees of the specific corporation. Contact ATC for pricing and additional related information.



  3. Professionally-prepared audio-video Powerpoint-type presentations of  all professional education/training seminars are available for purchase by the companies. Each slide is presented with a clear audio by our award-winning expert consultants, thoroughly describing the subject, while a digital pointer guides the users to where the attention is to be focused. Companies can store such audio-video presentations on their intranet to be used by their employees at any convenient time and pace to them.  There would be no loss work or out-of-town travel expenses for attending such seminars. It is a cost effective way of approaching  professional training which, once completed, also positively contributes towards R&D, design, and intelligent new product development efforts. Presentations are updated every year at a fraction of the original cost.  Please contact ATC for more details and pricing. 


    To view a short sample of the "audio-video Powerpoint-type presentation" click on the word "IGNITION" in the  image located to the right to get a feel of how course information is transferred (the copy sold is of high resolution with high quality sound). High-speed internet access is recommended.


    To view another short sample of the "audio-video Powerpoint-type presentation" on "UNDERSTANDING COMBUSTION AND EMISSION OF POLLUTANTS FOR ENGINEERS"  go to the following link at Youtube: . High-speed internet access is recommended.


  4. Systems Engineering in Design and Project Management. At ATC,  we firmly believe in  systems engineering way of thinking towards addressing problems. If you would like to use this approach towards your product development and/or simply desire to infuse "systems  thinking" into your organization, we know how to do it. Systems engineering is particularly employed in highly complex and large-scale projects and  has shown to highly increase likelihood of success and minimize risks. We have trained corporate employees in systems engineering and taught them to think in this way. We can do that for your employees too.


  5. We offer Comprehensive Reports and Presentations on a number of highly technical subjects and advanced technologies, contributing towards your R&D efforts. We have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to phase in at any stage of  your research or product development efforts, taken from idea generation, literature/patent search, to feasibility, to research, to design, to testing,  to verification/validation, to prototyping, to commercialization and to product launch. For example, almost all of our professional training seminars were initially solicited by companies which needed such information to raise the knowledge level of their employees. There are  other trainings/seminars that have remained as proprietary properties of the corporations we worked with, and as such, cannot yet be offered to the public. As an another example, a client of ours desired to enter into a line of product in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology and wanted to know more about the technology itself and its roadmap,  to have technical information on the line of product, and to know whether this was a good timing or that it made a good business sense. We at ATC formed a multidisciplinary team from our network of experts  and offered a comprehensive  information to address this client's immediate needs. The company decided to proceed with the product and in the process ATC also contributed towards the new product development, in terms of streamlining the process as well as providing  highly technical and engineering information during the design process.  Click to the right image on the word FRP to see a sample presentation of our work prepared for one of our clients.

    For a sample of our reports click on the following title: "Technologies in Energy Storage for Electricity (ESE) (Smart Grid Applications)"


  6. Technical and Engineering Services. There are  an increasing number of scientific and engineering areas in which we at ATC can offer expert opinion. For a growing list of  topics, please click on the "Service Areas". For example, in one case we received data acquired within a company's advanced development department on a highly-complex test and there was a need for a second opinion on analysis and interpretation of the data  to contribute towards the goals and objectives of the project. In another case, an ATC consultant became a temporary member of  the client's team to work for an extended period of time on an R&D  effort of interest. This addition of our expert, essentially filled a recognized void within  the company. In yet another case, ATC provided a thorough literature survey, including patent search, for a client prior to its new product development effort. Finally, another client desired to understand the role nanotechnology played in the fuel technology for investment purposes. We at ATC prepared a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation to provide the gist of the matter and demonstrate the state of the knowledge and technology for this client's decision making process.


  7. New Product Evaluation on its Criticality Within the Technology Sector. If you are  thinking to create a new product, or if you are an investor or a Venture Capitalist (VC),  one of the things you must consider before heavily investing is to understand how critical this new product is (or will be) in the technology within which the new product of interest resides. This is especially important if your are operating within a rapidly and newly evolving technology.  For example, if you are thinking of a new additive for  the fuel to be used in automotive industry, then the criticality of this additive to the combustion and emission technologies  employed in  the automotive sector must be thoroughly evaluated early before full commitment is made towards research and development. At ATC, we have an increasing number of  experts in our network that can offer their services so that your decision making process is more informed and  intelligent, thereby minimizing losses and risks.


  8. Comprehensive Evaluation of Corporate R&D for Effectiveness and Competitiveness. If you think your R&D division is not effective or efficient in terms of the ROI (stemming from the R&D activities), we can offer our services to, first and foremost, diagnose the problem areas and, second, to formulate a course of action, and finally assist you in its implementation. Our proprietary diagnostic questionnaire to  your employees  can pinpoint  trouble areas so that the remedial solutions and corrective actions are highly targeted to improve the identified weak points, while keeping the exiting strengths and competitive advantage attributes intact.  For example, a client of ours suspected that it had a motivation problem in its R&D department. ATC was then consulted and  after  a couple of initial meetings  with the VPs and C-level executives, they agreed to utilize our diagnostic questionnaire. The outcome has not only  verified executives' initial hunch but also identified the specific processes, policies, managerial, leadership, and behavioral components  that contributed to the lowered motivational energy within the R&D department of this company.


  9. Technology Roadmapping (TRM).  At ATC, we can either work with you, as a member of your team, or do it entirely at ATC to prepare a detailed roadmap of  the technology within which your firm operates. This is an integrated and important component of any product development,  technology assessment, R&D and corporate strategic planning, and technology transfer effort.


  10. Integrated R&D and Corporate Strategic Planning. It is highly recommended that companies along with its R&D department go through strategic planning exercises once every two years or so, depending  on the size and evolutionary stages of the company.  At ATC we  engage in both R&D and corporate strategic plannings. We have our own methodical approach to ensure that not only a  relevant and effective strategy is crafted, but also implemented smoothly so that employees act as well as  "think" strategically.  We can specifically assist  formulation of your R&D  strategy and ensure that it is aligned with your corporate strategy.


  11. Feasibility and Economic Analysis.  Extensive research has shown the importance of  feasibility and economic analysis in innovation process and new product development.  ATC has assisted others to perform intelligent feasibility and early economic analysis to increase the likelihood of  both technical and market successes.  We have seen an increasing number of  downstream failures with  large  financial losses that have been traced back to a poor feasibility and/or economic analysis.


  12. Technology Transfer. Knowledge and technology transfers are one of our services and we at ATC can streamline/facilitate such transfers both within organizations and across the national borders. We enter into the technology transfer process at the knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation stages. In the following please find areas in which we offer our services:
              _Technology assessment using TRL levels, technology roadmapping, and others (see the slide to the right),
              _Drafting/editing agreements with industries (NDA, MTA, joint research agreement, license
    agreement, etc)
              _Formulation and implementation of comprehensive technology transfer plan and strategy, and


  13. Technical and Fundamental Analysis of Financial Market. At ATC we have developed expertise to analyze financial markets for investment and intelligent future forecasting purposes. A proprietary  mathematical approach has been developed during the past 15 years  to successfully analyze market dynamics, specifically for the equity market.  Please contact ATC for demonstration, testing, and purchasing.


  14. Expert Witness in Legal Matters. ATC consultants have provided reports and appeared in court as expert witness in legal matters pertaining to a number of  technical areas. This provided a tremendous assistance to attorneys in understanding the main issues (from a technical perspective) and  in terms of carving a defense strategy and tactics to maximize their success likelihood in defending their clients. The range of ATC activities spans from a mere patent and technical analysis (providing an easily-understandable  synopsis) to appearance in the  depositions and courtrooms.  Please contact ATC for more information. For a list of cases  ATC offered assistances, please click on "Sample Cases".











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