Collaborations is one of the cornerstones of Phanous. In fact it is so important that it is part of our vision statement
Phanous welcomes and encourages internal and external collaborations. Internal collaborations are with other holding units and external collaborations are with alien institutions. In both cases, we pursue a set of specific objectives from our collaborations. These objectives are derived from the Phanous Research and Development strategy plan. The core objectives are listed below and briefly discusses in the proceeding sections.
Scope of research does not refer to the range of current research work at Phanous. It refers to the scope of our potential future research. It concerns anything happening at the cutting edge related to our products that we are not aware of.
If our scope of research is not greater than our current scope of work, then we are not leading the innovation process for the holding.
Not everything happening at the cutting edge is going to create value for us. For something to be included in our scope of research, we ought to have some least level of satisfaction that it is a viable value creation research. Collaborations are important because they help share the feasibility study process, thereby multiplying the effort.
Value of research refers to the value that lies within the research we are currently doing or has been done previously. There is almost always unlocked potential to release more value from our work and to maximise the return on investment that has been already made.
The more value we can instigate from investment already made, the higher returns we shall have per unit investment. As a privately owned research centre, maximizing ROI is a key objective.
Projects defined in conjunction with existing research work, or those based on previous work, may lead to new insight into the work or new possibilities to apply the findings.
Phanous researchers are encouraged to by continuously in learning and development. This refers to both soft and hard skills, but is especially essential in hard technical skills and knowledge in the respective specific scientific field.
If we don’t learn and develop, we cannot remain innovative, relevant, and distinguished. In the long run, we will seize to create value and become a sending burden on the holding.
Collaborations will expose us to new knowledge, knowhow, and tools. It will also promote development of soft skills.
We are doing great work and we want people in the scientific and tech community to know about it
It will help us, and the holding attract and hire distinguished talent.
Collaborations with distinguished national and international academic institutes will expose us to a vastly larger network of people.
While collaborations may occur in various forms, we formalize a limited number of collaboration models on which we capitalize to realise our objectives. The collaboration types are listed below and briefly discusses in the proceeding sections.
Purely technical collaborations focused on scientific research work
Collaborations leading to educational benefits
Collaborations in which Phanous utilises its executive and administrative capacity to partially or wholly assume executive ownership of work
Collaborations in which Phanous provides financial contributions
Our strategy in fullfilling out collaboration objectives are inspired from the Phanous Research and Development strategy plan. These are characterized by,
Here we briefly explain what each strategy implies.
Collaborations are not just a ‘side’ activity for us. They are instrumental and important to the development of Phanous. This means each instance of collaborations is given individual attention and we are committed and focused to the successful completion of each one.
We are not a reactive collaboration partner. We proactively seek ways in which we can make collaborations easier and to facilitate their formation, occurrence, and completion.
A fundamental core value of Phanous is that We are principally innovative in our processes and deliverables. This calls on us to always be innovative about how we can work better, more efficient and with higher added value.