PLEASE NOTE: Stephen Crabbe Consulting (SCC) is not taking on any new consulting assignments presently due to other employment commitments.

Stephen Crabbe Consulting is specialised in supporting organisations in their innovation processes through the implementation of co-operative international multidisciplinary research, development and innovation (RD&I) projects.

Co-operative international multidisciplinary RD&I projects are characterised typically by: organisations from at least three different countries (but usually more); combinations of large industry, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), public and none profit organisations; technology, social science and user expertise; multi-million EURO budgets; and often public co-funding. The process of preparing and implementing a RD&I project through to the market launch of products based on project results is also a medium to long-term endeavour, typically of a duration of at least five to ten years.

The most striking benefits of co-operative international multidisciplinary RD&I projects are: they work as a catalyst for advanced business innovation; cost and risk sharing; focussed solutions on complex societal and user needs; prestige; new customers; and business alliances for marketing, distribution and further RD&I.