Steinbeis Consulting Center Technological Transformation


  • Strategic technology consulting with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Advice on funding opportunities in the areas of digitisation as well as research and development and support in establishing contacts with cooperation partners
  • Support for technology projects from conception and application to implementation and project management
  • Company-specific market and technology analyses and development of new business models to open up new business fields and markets
  • Preparation of technology reports to assess technology and market potential and to evaluate technological risks, for example in the context of project financing
  • Development and support of the implementation of sustainability concepts for the use of new and existing technologies in companies, e.g. in the area of climate-friendly local energy supply

Key Areas

  • Making available new technologies for your products and processes: We provide knowledge about new technologies across all sectors, as our scientific background gives us a broad overview of technologies and at the same time enables us to grasp the problem-specific depth.
  • Development and implementation of technology concepts: Together with you, we develop customised technology concepts for your company. Since we know the dynamics and the time and resource requirements of complex technology projects, we can determine the exact technology needs for your company, whether in the area of new technologies, digitalisation, Industry 4.0, automation, data analytics, business intelligence (BI) or the use of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). During the implementation of the technical solutions, we train your employees in the new systems and process flows.
  • Identification and establishment of technology partnerships: Due to our experience with a variety of completely different constellations and because we speak the languages of different industries, we can identify custom-fit partners for your technology project. We have a structural idea of the optimal combination of partnerships. We obtain the appropriate contacts from our trust-based network and from our own R&D databases. As we are aware of the risks that R&D cooperation entail with respect to the exchange of intellectual property, we are sensitive in our communication when establishing contact with potential cooperation partners.
  • Support in the development and implementation of sustainability concepts: We identify sustainability trends for you that are relevant to your company either through your customers, society or from a regulatory point of view. Depending on the requirements in your industry, we support you with the development of concepts and solutions in the area of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
  • Knowledge management in SMEs: We implement knowledge management tailored to your company in order to efficiently provide your employees with the necessary information and to always make the relevant data and analyses available to you as an entrepreneur. This improves the technological positioning of your company in the long term.

Project Examples

  • Technology assessment for an innovative Integrated Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution
  • Development of new business fields for SMEs in high-tech areas such as 3D printing and industrial automation
  • Establishment of technology partnerships for the implementation of innovative servitization business models
  • Introduction of knowledge management solutions in craft enterprises and industrial manufacturing processes
  • Best practices for the implementation of local energy supply concepts based on green hydrogen
  • Implementation of data analytics solutions with a focus on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in various customer projects


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Baumreute 31, D-73730 Esslingen
Phone: +49 711 50074920
Fax: +49 711 3156384
Management: Prof. Dr. Philipp Liedl
(Stand: 04/24/2024)

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