Boutique management consultancy for R&D competitiveness

Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has three international locations. 3DSE works with the world’s most recognizable technology brands to increase their R&D competitiveness; resulting in increased performance, sustainable growth through innovation and reduction of complexity within R&D. German engineering underpins it all.

of clients have >$1B yearly revenue


The consulting services provided cover the topics of R&D performance optimization, agile systems engineering, scalable modular architecture and innovation acceleration. 3DSE focuses on four pillars to successfully enable their clients to develop and implement resilient and sustainable R&D organizations.

3DSE’s customer centric approach begins by working collaboratively with clients throughout engagements to ensure that projects are customized to address their individual challenges as opposed to selling one-size-fits-all services.


The results speak for themselves: more than 800 projects conducted with over 80 clients. Global expertise spans eight industry verticals – aerospace, automotive, defense & security, energy & chemicals, electronics & consumer goods, industrial machinery, medical devices and mobile machines.

Within the US market, the current areas of focus include automotive, defense & security, medical devices and mobile machines. Expansion into additional industries aligned with 3DSE’s global expertise are expected in the near future.

Mobility in transition

Security from the inside out

Saving lives through innovation

Industrial equipment on the move


3DSE works with the world’s most recognizable technology brands to increase their R&D competitiveness. These large enterprises consist of many globally recognized brands with more than 75% having yearly revenues of more than one billion US dollars. 90% of clients have conducted repeat projects with 3DSE reinforcing their trust in the company and the outcome as a result of working with the team.