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Technology scouting

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Technology scouting

Technology scouting can be regarded as a method of

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Technology scouting is a systematic approach by companies whereby they assign part of their staff or employ external consultants to gather information in the field of science and technology and through which they facilitate or execute technology sourcing. Technology scouting is either directed at a specific technological area or undirected, identifying relevant developments in technological white spaces. Technology scouting relies on formal and informal information sources, including the personal networks of the scouts.[3]

Technology scouting

These characteristics include being a lateral thinker, knowledgeable in science and technology, respected inside the company, cross-disciplinary orientated, and imaginative.[3]

The technology scout is either an employee of the company or an external consultant. He or she may be assigned part-time or full-time to the scouting task. The desired characteristics of a technology scout are similar to the characteristics associated with the technological gatekeeper.

Technology scout



  • Definitions 1
    • Technology scout 1.1
    • Technology scouting 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3


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