Title: Upscaling the Technology Intelligence process
Author: Wiebe Wilbers, Till Albert, Peter Walde
School of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands; Volkswagen AG, Future Affairs, Letter Box 011/18950, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany.
Institute for Project Management and Innovation, University of Bremen, Wilhelm-Herbst-Str. 12, 28359 Bremen, Germany; Volkswagen AG, Future Affairs, Letter Box 011/18950, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen AG, Future Affairs, Letter Box 011/18950, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
Abstract: Standardised Technology Intelligence Products (STIP) have come within reach of almost any interested organisation. The question remains how this can be applied on a large scale while maintaining on-time delivery and the quality of results. This paper develops and evaluates such a standardised Technology Intelligence (TI) process. The key elements for upscaling the TI are presented and the main characteristics, benefits, and challenges are discussed. A case, drawn upon corporate experiences in light of a project with more than 200 technology analyses is discussed. A relation is established between new standardised TI processes to enable upscaling and recommendations for the future best practices.
Keywords: technology intelligence; STIP; standardised technology intelligence products; upscaling; standardisation; bibliometrics; search query definition; search query refinement; intelligence platform; acceptance; collective intelligence; crowd sourcing; technology assessment.
Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2010 Vol.6, No.2, pp.185 - 203
Available online: 09 Sep 2010