The 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, Internet allows access, as never before, to an amount of information that most of the times is 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, to participating in collaborative research projects, to increase technological adoption capability or investing in internationalization.
One of the stages is the process of Technology Watch and Competitive Intelligence: the challenge of identifying opportunities and anticipating changes from the efficient management of scientific and technological information.
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