Portfolio

SPI USA has a proven track record of completed projects in several fields and sectors.
The following projects are a sample of the types of activities SPI USA has conducted in support of our wide range of clients within the private and public sectors.

Private Sector Consulting Services

Public Sector Consulting Services

  • A Market Entry Strategy for Renewable Energy Products

    Developed a detailed Feasibility Study for innovative renewable energy products, including an operating, marketing, and financial model. Developed a series of presentation materials for banks and other potential investors, which were used to highlight the importance of the project and the potential benefits to investors. (Energy Company).

  • Leonardite Vendor Survey Supplier Assessment

    Surveyed suppliers across the United States of America and Canada for product quality, price, service, and other client specific criteria. Assessed each supplier based upon the client’s requirements and made recommendations, followed up with the suppliers, and connected the client with the selected supplier. (Fertilizer Manufacturer).

  • Commercialization of Ceramic Products in the United States

    Identified and analyzed the necessary requirements to reinforce a European manufacturer's presence in relevant U.S. market segments. This involved establishing an overview of the U.S. market and developing a strategy that leveraged the U.S. market and specific buyer channels in support of the client's export objectives. (Ceramic Manufacturer).

  • U.S. Market Representative

    Represented a highly successful CAD software developer in the North America market. Providing market and sales support through SPI USA’s offices located on the east and west coastal regions of the US. SPI USA’s support has resulted in establishing large design firms and their manufacturers located in Asia as clients. (Software Developer).

  • 9 Sector Technology Roadmap

    Assessed the current production technology needs of 9 sectors and conducted an extensive review of relevant research that will lead to innovative production technology applications in the medium to long-term. Based on the assessment and review, developed technology roadmaps representing each of the 9 sectors. (Production Technology Cluster).

  • Patent Portfolio Assessment

    Conducted an assessment of a high technology company's patent portfolio. The assessment included an analysis of the global market opportunity for resulting products. (Biotechnology Company).

  • Innovation Plan for an Agro-food Company

    The project established a proactive procedure to explore new ideas and opportunities in R&D and Innovation. This objective was achieved through the development of a methodology to review identified opportunities and the implementation of a structure responsible for the Innovation area within the company (Wine Producer).

  • R&D and Innovation Project Financing Strategic Plan

    Identified potential opportunities for public funding through national and international programs designed to support R&D and Innovation projects. The strategy included an ongoing process to assess relevant programs and potential partners on an annual basis. (Software Developer).

  • R&D and Innovation Company Strategic Plan

    Developed a strategy that identified and detailed the R&D and Innovation projects necessary to meet a pharmaceutical company's business strategy. Human and financial resource requirements were determined. Possible financing opportunities through public agencies were identified and assistance provided in submission of requests. (Pharmaceutical Manufacturer).

  • Partnering Opportunities in the U.S. and European Biotechnology Sectors

    Developed an overview of the trends and opportunities in the field of Biotechnology worldwide with a focus on the U.S. and Europe. Organized a mission to the U.S. and Europe to develop contacts within relevant Biotechnology companies and organizations. (Chinese Biotechnology Consortium).

  • Egyptian Food Processing Technology Centre Strategy and Industry Support

    Conducted a Technology Centre Feasibility Study for the Egyptian Food Processing Sector. Assessed the processing capabilities of 15 Egyptian food processors and provided recommendations on process and equipment upgrades to improve the processors' competitiveness in the international market. (Egyptian Processors through Public Funding).

  • Feasibility Study for an Industrial Facility in Brazil

    Identified the optimal location for establishing a new food processing equipment manufacturer, developing an industrial equipment market study of Brazil, and identifying possible available investment incentives. (Manufacturer).

  • Macau Business Incubator Feasibility Study

    Conducted a feasibility study to establish a business incubator in Macau. The most relevant economic sectors were identified and a business incubator strategy was developed with the aim of improving the economic development of the region. (Private Investment Firm).

  • African Agricultural and Food Exports to the EU – The Importance of Non-Tariff Measures

    Investigated the importance of measures and factors, other than tariffs, which generate restrictions and diminish trade flows. The project produced a study describing the current and recent trade situation for selected agricultural products between specific African countries and the European Union. The project identified and evaluated the impact of non-tariff measures on current and potential agricultural exports from African countries to the European Union, as well as presented preliminary conclusions on the effects of various non-tariff measures and their relevance and relative weight to the selected goods. (European Commission Joint Research Center).

  • Africa: North African Citrus Network

    Created a sustainable Mediterranean network for the citrus sector to support research relevant to safe and high quality cross-border supply chains. The project carried out a needs assessment survey to focus research and development on improving safety and quality including policy recommendations, as well as created research agendas and preliminary project proposals. There was a Mediterranean Networking initiatives to stimulate international cooperation and support policy development through the integration of related research. (European Commission - DG Research).

  • Albania: Agribusiness Sector Definitional Mission

    Assessed the Albanian Agribusiness sector and identified infrastructure projects that would improve the sectors export market potential. Developed a Scope of Work to conduct a feasibility study on the modernization and upgrading of the Durrës port bulk feed terminal. This recommendation was well received by the Albanian government and had significant potential for U.S. grain exporters. (United States Trade and Development Agency).

  • Caribbean: Strengthening Market Access Opportunities for SMEs in the Caribbean Agri-Food Industry

    Analyzed the competitiveness and export capacity of SMEs in the agri-food sector of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago. The activities increased SMEs’ knowledge and compliance with food safety requirements, standards, and trade rules in order to improve their access to regional and international specialty food markets. (Inter American Development Bank).

  • China: Cold Chain Systems Project Definitional Mission

    Assessed China’s cold chain infrastructure with an emphasis on developing the national, regional, and local capacity of the cold chain as well as increasing American exports dependent upon cold chain technology. The mission identified three future projects to be sponsored by the USTDA aimed at achieving the dual goals of development and trade expansion along the cold chain. (United States Trade and Development Agency).

  • China: Chinese- European Agro-food Collaboration

    Strengthened the European Community’s partnership with China by building co-operation with China to address developmental challenges in the agro-food sector. The proposed objectives fostered the international cooperation with developing countries by supporting China’s sustainable development through research and assessment in the fields of suitable industrial processing protocols for fruits and vegetables. The results of the action provided a clear path to improve policies and implement the technologies necessary to meet the European Union quality requirements. (European Commission – DG Research).

  • Europe: The Impact of the e-Economy on Entrepreneurship and Start-up Development in the ICT Sector

    Conducted a study on the impact of the e-Economy on entrepreneurship and start-up development in the Information and Communication Technology sector of the European Union. This included identifying and recommending policies that have had the highest positive impact. (European Commission – DG Enterprise).

  • Europe: Evaluation of the European Program Socrates, Area of Engineering 1995-1999

    Conducted an analysis of the impact of the Socrates Program, a European Union initiative, in the field of studies in engineering and technology. The assessment involved an extensive survey across several European countries. (European Commission – DG Education).

  • Europe/USA: Bridging Innovation Between the U.S. and Portugal

    Conducted a review of American and Portuguese innovation in several technology sectors. Partnering opportunities were identified and action plans developed in support of the opportunities. (Not-For-Profit Organization).

  • Globally: Developing Countries: Business Incubator Management Training

    Provided materials and training for a pilot study aimed at business incubator management worldwide. The pilot study was in Brazil and brought business incubator managers from throughout the region (Central and South America), the world (East, South, and West Africa), and the country to attend a seminar with in-depth and tailored training. This project’s success led larger training seminars built upon this model. (World Bank – infoDev).

  • India: Cold Chain Improvement Definitional Mission

    Assessed the Cold Chain infrastructure and capability within India’s agribusiness and biotechnology sectors. Developed Scopes of Work for cold chain technical assistance programs. The Scopes of Work detailed a workshop series designed to further develop and integrate India’s cold chain. The workshop series was complimented by a U.S. mission that focused on applied cold chain practices in the U.S. (United States Trade and Development Agency).

  • Indonesia: Industry – Research Support to the Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK)

    Provided assistance to the RISTEK in Indonesia on the design of a research funding mechanism for supporting collaborations between industry and research organizations. Specific activities included consultations and technical assistance directly with individual members of RISTEK, a workshop on the design of industry-research programs based on proven practices, and the provision of a report on future institutional support and training needs for the design and implementation of a collaborative research funding program. (EUROPEAID).

  • Mozambique: The Development of a Mozambique Science & Technology Framework Strategy

    Provided assistance to the Mozambican S&T Ministry with regard to creating potential policies and programs designed to leverage the positive attributes of the current Mozambican S&T sector towards long-term sector growth and stability. (World Bank).

  • Portugal: Interim Evaluation of a Science, Technology, and Innovation Operation Program

    Evaluated the results and impact of the Science, Technology and Innovation Operational Program in Portugal. The project team evaluated the program’s strategies for the integration of priorities and the quality of the management system, as well as the program’s performance, impact, and efficiency. (Science & Technology Foundation of Portugal).

  • USA: Technology Innovation Center Expansion Feasibility Study

    Assessed the market opportunity, technical feasibility, and investment requirements to expand an existing technology incubator's capabilities to include wet lab facilities. The study assessed whether the client should finance renovating existing wet lab facilities or expanding facilities by building an addition 3500 sq. ft. of wet lab space. (University).