Knowledge agreements

Knowledge agreements

World class expertise is just an e-mail or phone call away

With an annual Ricardo Knowledge Agreement contract, you can reach out to Ricardo's global community of cross-industry specialists, as and when you need them. We can help you on many levels: from overcoming day-to-day engineering issues and providing technical guidance, to assisting definition of long-term technology and market strategies.

As part of the service, your dedicated account manager will assemble a Ricardo team, comprising specialists best placed to answer your questions. We help you define the scope, deliverable, and deadline.  An agreed fee is then deducted from your Knowledge Agreement budget, and the task commences. It really is that simple.

Deliverables can range from a teleconference with technical specialists to a detailed report or a half day workshop. Examples of tasks we have undertaken recently for our clients

  • Identified the materials that are forbidden from use in high pressure common rail fuel systems and outlined the impacts on the fuel systems robustness and function
  • Identified the restrictions that are in place now and will be in the future for diesel vehicles in cities in Europe
  • Provided a high-level summary of our RDE (Real Driving Emissions) knowledge, experience and activities in a one hour teleconference to help our client identify their knowledge gaps
  • Looking out to 2025, we assessed the likely costs and time-scales for the levels of driving automation for a C segment vehicle

How can we help you? Get in touch with our Ricardo Knowledge Customer Account Manager to find out!