At Findest, we offer a technology scouting service to identify technologies using our in-house developed search engine IGOR^AI.
Within our service, you will meet our Technology Scouts, who will help you scope your technical challenge, and acquire technical solutions using IGOR^AI. You can find our team here (Link to webpage with the team)
IGOR^AI identifies various, potential technologies by reading and analysing the text of millions of scientific publications, patents and websites. The Findest Technology Scouts will read the text selected by IGOR^AI, and make an assessment as to whether the technologies are relevant for your challenge.
Each phase of the Technology Scouting service is made of three steps:
Prior to the Intake Meeting, it will be decided whether your challenge is suited for a Technology Overview or Technology Intelligence scouting phase.
A Technology Overview phase will provide a summary of all the (new) technologies relevant for your project. These technologies will contain a short description, findings relevant toyour case, and examples of suppliers.
A Technology Intelligence phase will provide technical information on existing technologies. This may include specific requirements, suppliers and/or the Technology Readiness level.
For one scouting phase, a Technology Overview or Technology Intelligence is performed.
Overall, Findest can help you in any stage of your innovation process. Typically, (innovation) challenges may be divided into three stages, as shown above:
Findest will set a project scope which best fits your needs. The main difference between stage 1 and 3 challenges is the level of depth and information extracted per scouting phase; stage 1 will deliver a broader level of information, whereas stage 3 will deliver specific and detailed information.
Example case of innovation process
Assume you are facing an innovation challenge, wherein you wish to find energy storage technologies. An example of the level/depth of information extracted at each stage is as follows:
As mentioned above, our literature database spans three main areas:
When providing description and highlights for each technology, information is majorly extracted from the abstract text of the (analysed) document, with links to the full documentation.
However, please note that the files and full text of so-called ‘paywall’ articles are not provided by Findest.