Strategic management of scientific and technological information is more and more important in order to innovate and survive in the complex and changing current environment. Technologies and products life cycles get shorter, markets become global, technological risks need to be managed and open innovation emerges to transform organization business models. In addition, the Internet allows access, as never before, to a lot of information that many times can be overwhelming, awakening the risk of information overload or infoxication.
Companies and researchers begin to accept that knowledge and technology management is a crucial part in innovation and business strategy, whether for achieving scientific excellence, participating in collaborative research projects, increasing technological adoption capability of the organization or investing in internationalization.
One of its stages is Technology Watch and Competitive Intelligence: the challenge of identifying opportunities and anticipating changes from efficient management of scientific and technological information.
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