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Nerac’s technical and commercial analysis of technology innovations across related industries provides a clear investment appraisal of complex sectors. We analyze the realistic opportunity outlook based on our assessment of the technology capabilities and their roadmaps versus incumbent solutions and market drivers and requirements to… vet, prioritize and deploy a successful technology investment strategy.

Nerac’s new IPDex™ is designed to help executives, R&D managers, and innovators evaluate innovation in context with risk. With IPDex™, Nerac can help evaluate technical and commercial opportunities to suit your business needs.


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A sampling of sectors where we have experience include:

  • Advanced materials: polymers, ceramics, coatings & adhesives, composites, metallurgy and others

  • Energy: oil and gas, solar, renewables and others

  • Medical Devices: cardiovascular, dentistry, medical diagnostics, imaging, orthopedics and others

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical/Drug Development

  • Engineering-based Technologies: optical engineering, electronic devices, optoelectronics, semiconductors, communications, automotive, aerospace, machinery and others

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Maximize Your Tech Investments with Nerac’s Strategic Insight! Utilize our services throughout your product development journey to prioritize technology investments smartly and reduce financial and legal risks. Nerac’s cutting-edge analytics and our proprietary IPDex™ system provide a deep understanding of your entire IP portfolio, highlighting areas for strategic enhancement and risk mitigation.

Partner with Nerac to strengthen your position in the market. Our expert analysis and tailored strategies ensure your technology investments are not only protected but also primed for optimal performance and innovation leadership.

Interested in learning more about how Nerac can help you and your team with:

  • Investment prioritization?
  • Technology portfolio vetting?

  • IP ranking & Derisking/IPDex™?
  • Startup and small cap scouting?
  • Mergers & Acquisitions?
  • Strategic partnerships?
  • Licensing?

Learn How You can Leverage and Benefit from Nerac’s Unique Resources.

Nerac’s analysts have backgrounds in the electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering disciplines, and collaborate with analysts from other industries such as chemistry/materials, medical devices, food and dietary supplements, energy and pharmaceuticals to develop the research team appropriate for your specific needs.

What You Can Expect From Nerac

  • Seasoned technical researchers with in-depth market knowledge and access to global database resources
  • Flexible, reliable, cost effective results, customized to your needs

  • Collaboration from project scope to client deliverable

  • Guidance for best practices and most efficient approach

  • Unbiased, third-party evaluation

  • Peace of Mind

Nerac Analysts Have Experience In Areas That Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Business Opportunity Identification and Vetting
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Diligence and Risk Mitigation

  • Market Assessment

  • Medical Device / Regulatory
  • Regulatory Policy

  • Strategic Alliance Services

  • Technology and Innovation Scouting

The Nerac Difference

Nerac’s services enable clients to quickly expand their in-house research operation with exceptional expertise and scalable capability. While many consulting and outsourcing firms focus on serving large project customers, Nerac is one of the few firms in the market focused on providing an attractive choice for clients seeking rapid response research and advisory services for mission-critical engagements that require highly experienced expert advisors in a wide variety of disciplines.

Nerac Subscription Benefits

A Nerac subscription offers a convenient and affordable option for those customers who use our service often. Take a closer look at the biggest benefits of a subscription:

  • Convenience
  • Scalability
  • Improved retention, expanding tools for employees
  • Personalized services
  • Analyst On-Demand Support
  • Cost savings
  • Direct open line of communication with the service provider
  • Higher customer engagement, better business relationships
  • Easier financial forecasting / cash flow management

Interested in Learning About How a Nerac Subscription Can Benefit Your Company?

Meet Our Diligence and Risk Mitigation Analysts!

Ben Bahavar, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Magee, BSME, MBA

Richard Maldanis, Ph.D.

Rosemarie Szostak, Ph.D.

We’re Here When You Need Help

Nerac does more than provide data to our clients. We become a valuable part of your team, offering insights for better, faster business decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Diligence & Risk Mitigation Services

These services are designed to encompass a comprehensive review that goes beyond the surface level, examining the nuanced aspects of intellectual property, assessing the viability of technology, and analyzing market trends and dynamics. This broad scope ensures that strategic decisions are informed by a deep understanding of both the opportunities and the potential pitfalls that may affect business outcomes.
Nerac’s approach to risk management is rooted in a proactive evaluation of risks and uncertainties that could impact new ventures, investments, or market expansions. This involves a detailed analysis of external and internal factors, leveraging industry insights to forecast potential challenges and devise strategies that mitigate these risks effectively.
Nerac’s due diligence is not just about ticking boxes; it’s about delivering a holistic assessment that covers the critical areas of IP, technology, and market landscape. This exhaustive evaluation serves to unearth insights that are crucial for validating the strategic fit and viability of investments, partnerships, or acquisitions.
The breadth of Nerac’s services makes them invaluable for entities across the spectrum, from startups looking to carve a niche in new markets to established corporations considering strategic mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships. Our expertise is instrumental in navigating the complexities and risks associated with such significant decisions.
By providing a detailed examination of the value and associated risks of potential investments or acquisitions, Nerac aids businesses in making informed decisions, ensuring that investments align with long-term strategic goals.
What sets Nerac apart is their integrated approach that blends technological, IP, and market insights to deliver a comprehensive risk assessment. This multidisciplinary method not only identifies, but also quantifies risks, offering a nuanced perspective that aids in the formulation of robust risk mitigation strategies.

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