R&D Services

We are a Scientific Consultancy with R&D and Innovation Capabilities for chemical-related companies of all sizes. We strongly differentiate ourselves as a team-based service organization, offering cross-discipline and cross-material problem solving expertise.

STRIDE is your innovation partner, extending your business capabilities with our collaborative and confidential R&D services, including evaluation and design of new chemistries and materials, optimization of processes and systems, product and application development, analytical services, and hassle-free intellectual property agreements. The STRIDE team includes seasoned engineers, scientists, and manufacturing experts from diverse sectors of the chemical industry who are focused on helping your business succeed.

Our clients benefit from the depth of industrial experience and talent of the STRIDE team in solving problems and identifying innovative opportunities.

Our services range from small consulting assignments up to laboratory-based R&D projects. We listen to you and develop services that fit your needs, budget, and schedule.

Our R&D Services

We are committed to delivering the on-demand R&D service you need, when you need it. From generating ideas to developing applications, we deliver the expertise you need. Our consultants have problem-solving skills and can recommend innovative approaches that lead to new products.

  • STRIDE is structured to accommodate requests of any size or complexity, from short telephone consultations to long-term laboratory work (at your location or ours).
  • If your organization lacks sufficient time, expertise or objectivity in-house to solve stubborn and recurring problems, or find innovative solutions and develop new products, STRIDE’s teams of industry experts can prove to be the most effective and economical solution.
  • We have more than 80 co-located experts who can draw on each other’s knowledge and expertise with ease. This unique strength helps us connect the dots and offer solutions that would not be possible through a single consultant.
  • Compared to working with a single consultant who works independently, STRIDE expert teams have direct access to STRIDE resources, such as a laboratory to develop the solutions, as well as academic connections.

Our team-based approach to serving our clients allows us to provide you with a panel of experts who can view the problem/project from diverse perspectives and accelerate results.

We consult, generate, analyze, and interpret data. Our industrial experts offer the talents and skills you need for results that contribute to business growth. You can count on reliable, quality results, on time, and on budget.

Consulting

We bring together experienced innovators and problem solvers and form expert panels for accelerated results. So, ask a question and leave it to STRIDE to take it to the right panel of experts for fast answers!

We offer facilitated sessions with a carefully selected group of diverse experts and provide a report at the end of the sessions. These services can be designed according to your budget or be project-based, depending on the nature of the inquiry.

  1. Accelerated Problem-Solving Panels – The problem owner can talk to a dozen or so diverse experts and quickly gather the benefits of their expertise to take apart the problem using the science of problem analysis(Six Sigma, Fish bone diagrams, etc.).

Case Study, click here.

A client had a problem of batch-to- batch variation in performance of a product, although the product met all the manufacturing specifications. STRIDE assembled a team of problem solvers who mapped the problem, potential causes and are currently working on selected solutions.

  1. On-demand Discovery and BrainStorming Sessions– Do you need some fresh outside thinking and an objective view? With the help of a trained facilitator, we will organize confidential brain storming sessions either in person or through video conferencing. You will receive a report with the generated ideas. After you have reviewed the report, we can go deeper into your selected ideas and choose the most promising one(s).

Case Study, click here.

Recently, a client approached STRIDE to help them find new uses for one of their innovations in order to increase the return on their investment. STRIDE put together a team of scientists who have worked in industries very different from that of the client to brainstorm and generate “out of the box” ideas.

  1. Sponsored studiesfor a multi-client group to provide objective third-party recommendations in order to address a shared problem (e.g. sustainability issues shared by companies in a value chain, or development of a test method for meeting a regulatory standard). Follow fast-moving topics by having an expert or a team review the latest technological developments and pattern of patents e.g. Catalyst for energy conversion and storage?
  2. Advisory Boards – We will work with startup companies and innovators to provide industrial expert resources and scientific guidance, thereby helping them achieve their milestones to success.

Case Study, click here.

Our team of chemistry and chemical engineering experts enabled a startup company to accelerate time to revenue. Advising them about hurdles they might encounter in scaling to pilot and commercial-scale development while they were working at a lab scale significantly shortened the development process.

Our Expertise

Analytical Chemistry

  • Problem solving
  • Manufacturing support
  • Out-of-spec product support
  • Research support
  • Regulatory support

Polymer Science and Engineering

  • Polymer, oligomer and monomer synthesis and characterization
  • Polyesters, nylons, aramids, elastomers, liquid crystalline polymers, fluoropolymers, silicone polymers, polyolefins, ionomers, hydrogels, bio-derived polymers
  • Application experience in: fibers, films, membranes, nonwovens, papers, 3D printing, coatings, extrusion, compounding/mixing, composite materials

Materials and Solid-State Physics

  • Electronic materials, photovoltaics, nanomaterials, ceramics
  • Colloid physics, surface science, tribology
  • Scientific computing and computational chemistry
  • Application experience in: solar cells, batteries, membranes, sensors, fuel cells

General Chemistry and Engineering

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic and organo-metallic chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical engineering, including kinetics, thermodynamics, process development, modeling, economics
  • Particle formation and handling

Business and Technical Services

  • Patent strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Statistics, designed experiments, Six-sigma, Lean manufacturing

Start a Project with Us

We are ready to discuss your R&D needs and work with you to develop solutions that will contribute to your success in your markets. Please complete our Client Inquiry Form to initiate a discussion on collaborations that will provide solutions for your needs.