The most agile and advanced companies find it difficult to recruit qualified personnel for any of the so-called "new professions". Competitive Intelligence is not an exception. Companies feel the growing pressure to develop their Intelligence Function, and some projects are put at risk when appointing responsibilities to personnel without specific training.
To make it easier for companies to find trained professionals in Intelligence is one of the reasons why antara collaborates with universities in three continents, supporting the introduction of students in Competitive Intelligence, either as part of their career curricula, or as specific postgraduate training.
Throughout the past year a study on teaching methods of Competitive Intelligence has been developed, including the evaluation by the students. The Technology, Foresight and Management Research Group of the University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU (Department of Business Organization), and the Master in Creation and Management of Innovative Companies of the University of Valencia (UVEG (Faculty of Economics) have contributed to this work.