Universities and Research Centers have specific needs that antara can help solve.
Technology Watch is fundamental for research and technological development. Technology Watch processes should be part of the research itself, not only at the project kick-off, but throughout its entire execution. For example to detect new advances that could influence our degree of innovation, or even to find new equipment that could improve our research performance.
Technological Watch is one part of the Competitive Intelligence function, and thanks to our solution mussol, researchers can easily express complex descriptions of their technological and scientific fields of action, gathering relevant information properly filtered. Therefore they are liberated from low added value tasks.
antara Competitive Intelligence solution mussol is designed to easily connect to scientific papers or patents databases.
Valuation of research results
The valorisation and exploitation of research results is an key task when the competition for public research funding is increasing. Universities and research centers, and more specifically their Technology Transfer Offices -TTOs-, can use the Competitive Intelligence solutions and the Ideas Management to perform the following tasks:
- Analyse the exploitation potential of a research result.
- Select the options with the greatest potential .
- Plan your valuation and exploitation.
All these tasks can be performed in a distributed collaborative environment, integrating research teams with staff of the Technology Transfer Offices.
Prioritization of research lines and R & D projects
The correct prioritization of research lines and R & D projects is a key element in universities and research centers, but this task isn't addressed very ofter because of the big amount of information to be managed and the lack of platforms that facilitate the analysis and decision making. Research Groups, Departments, and the Technology Transfer Offices may use antara solutions individually or in collaboration in order to:
- Monitor the state-of-the-art related to a proposed line of research.
- Analyze the positioning, strengths and shortcomings of a research team against the alternatives, and choose the options with the greatest potential.
- Generate a reusable knowledge base with the reflections on the different projects, including the discarded ones, as they could become more interesting in the future.
In an increasingly demanding competitive environment, Universities and Research Centers must compete for resources with other peer organizations, even from geographically remote regions. They compete to attract students, experts in each field of knowledge, research funding and private contracts.
There is a need to implement competitive intelligence processes in order to improve the competitive position of the organization in the short and long term.