Some of your most valuable resources

Every successful organisation knows that its employees, partners, clients, customers and other stakeholders are its most valuable assets and its most potent source of ideas for improvement. That’s why leading companies regularly conduct extensive surveys in order to maximise both employee engagement and satisfaction and partner engagement.

But getting the most out of survey feedback can be challenging.

Too often organisations ask the wrong questions, questions that have been poorly formulated or questions for which they have no best practice data to compare with their own feedback. These mistakes often render survey feedback almost useless or worse, lead companies to draw false conclusions from that feedback and make costly mistakes.

By going beyond surveys to generating feedback through iterative, multi-step and multi-channel conversations driven by the feedback provided we ensure that you get genuine actionable insights.

Silico helps you tap the
wisdom of your people

Maximise the value of your research

For more than a decade Silico Research has been consulting with, and conducting qualitative and quantitative research for, global organisations. Our consultancy specialises in customised, iterative, multi-step analysis and benchmarking research involving partners, employees and other high-value stake holders. These are a few of the services we offer clients:

Business Development Programme

The Business Development Programme is used by organisations to make better business development decisions. We do this by engaging senior executives in organisations that they have reached out to as part of their business development operations in an iterative, multi-step and multi-channel conversation. Through this process we uncover less obvious insights, impressions and emotions that might otherwise easily go by unnoticed. Click here for more information.

Current Partners/Voice of the Partner Programme

The Current Partners/Voice of the Partner Programme is a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation as a partner. The Programme is an open-ended, iterative, and confidential conversation with your partners covering more than seventy measures, ranging from cultural factors through to the governance of the strategic alliance. The Programme has been developed over ten years of working closely with many of the top strategic alliance management teams in the sector. Want to find out more? Click here!

Reputational surveys

Silico has more than a decade's experience conducting surveys for clients with hard-to-reach groups of professionals assessing the company's reputation and those professionals perception of the company's strengths and weaknesses.


Partner healthchecks are a useful way for the partners in any collaborative relationship to measure the health of that relationship. Silico has conducted a number of healthchecks for clients looking to get confidential feedback from the executives involved in the collaboration.

Benchmarking surveys

Silico conducts confidential benchmarking and KIP surveys for organisations seeking to learn from the best practices of other organisations. These are conducted for single clients with the benchmarking process tailored to their requirements or for groups of clients with a standardised benchmarking process.

Our research gives you perspective on the feedback from your most valuable stakeholders

News and research pieces

Our client, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical sector, wants to generate insights into the dynamics of each their portfolio of active and terminated relationships with external organisations on a regular basis. The client has asked Silico to undertake this analysis for nearly a decade. this page.

Silico has recently completed an analysis of the feedback from partners about decision-making in alliances and business development partners in the biopharmaceutical industry. How would feedback from your partners and relationships compare? To find out more go to our website dedicated to alliances and business development in the biopharmaceutical industry or go to this page.

Silico Research has announced the launch of the Business Development Programme designed to be used by organisations to assess and benchmark their business development performance by polling senior executives in organisations that they have reached out to as part of their business development operations. For more information about this service go to this page.

Silico Research has announced the launch of the Partnering Benchmarks Programme which has been designed to help professionals responsible for managing strategic alliances alliances, collaborations and partnerships with external organisations to set and achieve effective goals and establish themselves as the partner of choice among potential collaborators. For more information about this service go to this page.

Silico Research has released a white paper examining the relationship between trust and the success of a strategic alliance. Find out more at The role of trust in the success of strategic alliances.

Recent analysis by Silico Research has found that senior life science executives in companies based in the Asia-Pacfic region are more positive about the prospects for strategic alliances with large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Of the top six countries in terms of attitude to strategic alliances five were from the Asia-Pacific region. Of the bottom six counties in terms of attitude to strategic alliances not a single one was from the Asia-Pacific region. Find out more at Executives in Asia are the most positive about strategic alliances.

Using our benchmarking database of feedback in hundered of strategic alliance, partnering and similar surveys we have examined the claims made by academics and industry observers about the failure rate for strategic alliances and found them, well....pretty far off the mark. Read the analysis at Strategic alliance failure rates, reconsidered.

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