Technology Intelligence

This one-day seminar focuses on how to develop and improve your technology intelligence activities to capture the information you need to support strategic planning and decision making

Dates Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
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Event details:

The seminar is presented by researchers at the Institute for Manufacturing’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM) with extensive understanding of the issues involved. Industrial speakers from a range of leading, technology-based companies will describe their experiences of implementing technology intelligence. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the issues with other participants and researchers.

Topics covered include:

The seminar will present the CTM technology intelligence model, an approach that helps you understand:

  • the relationship between technology intelligence and other business activities
  • the main components of a technology intelligence system
  • the processes to follow when performing technology intelligence

Who should attend

  • Those who benefit from effective technology intelligence including; technology managers and business development executives.
  • Those playing an active part in technology intelligence activities, such as technologists, technology scouts and open innovation managers 


The seminar will be led by Dr Letizia Mortara and Dr Clive Kerr of the Centre for Technology Management, who have both undertaken extensive research into how companies undertake technology intelligence activities. They have also worked closely with industry in this field, including running bespoke, in-company courses in the US and Europe. They are co-authors of the book ‘Technology Intelligence: identifying threats and opportunities from new technologies’. Dr Mortara is the author of ‘Communicating technology intelligence: a practice guide.’


The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) provides a unique environment for the creation and sharing of new ideas and approaches to modern industrial practice.