– It helps to minimise risk in strategic R&D&I planning by anticipating and detecting changes in the direction of technology and the environment – It determines and identifies the environment and technological trends in the market – It identifies competitors, potential partners and/or companies producing technology and defines the possible entry barriers to a market: technological, legal and of the environment in general.
Intelligence differs from surveillance in that it constitutes a further step in the process of managing the information obtained: monitoring aims to search for and obtain the most relevant information for our environment interests, while Intelligence emphasises the analysis and evaluation of the results obtained from the monitoring based on different “indicators” or analysis types. This is presented in the form of reports aimed at facilitating decision-making.
-Updating the customer’s knowledge in the researched technology or technologies. -Supporting the research process. -Establishing a development’s novelty level. -Minimising the risk in strategic R&D&I planning. -Orientation of the best technology development strategy.
A Technology Surveillance report offers the interested party a summary of the patents relating to a specific technology through which it may update its knowledge with the latest developments. The report types cover a range which goes from specific monitoring (on-demand document service) up to a warning system (periodic document service).
Technology Surveillance is a management tool which allows the company to reduce risk in its decisions. It involves knowing the right information at the right time and is essential for R&D&I activities. It covers information relating to projects, initiatives, new technologies, possible partners, market demands, financial opportunities, regulations and other documentation of technical interest.
Through Technology Surveillance and Intelligence we can obtain information relating to previous disclosure of items which are the same as, or similar to, the technology or invention.