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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

Unlock Innovation with Nerac’s Strategic Insights!

Our analytical prowess aids companies in navigating product development, focusing on emerging and disruptive technologies. With Nerac’s guidance, evaluate your IP portfolio’s potential and decide on internal R&D or technology licensing. We specialize in competitive market analysis and uncovering new market opportunities, positioning you to capitalize on novel technologies for optimal financial gain.

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

  • Innovation insights?
  • Disruptive technologies?
  • Adjacent technologies?
  • Competitor assessment?

  • White and grey space assessment?
  • Patent landscapes?
  • Technology landscape (patent landscape and survey of non-patent literature)?

  • R&D problem assessment & support?

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:

  • 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

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Meet Our Technology Scouting Analysts!

Ben Bahavar, Ph.D.

Erica Kramer, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Magee, BSME, MBA

Richard Hendriks, Ph.D.

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.

Technology Scouting Services FAQs

It’s a proactive process where businesses actively seek out novel technologies and innovations that can significantly enhance their product development, operational efficiency, or competitive positioning. This strategic endeavor ensures that a company remains at the forefront of technological advancements, aligning with long-term goals and market demands.
Nerac utilizes extensive database resources and deep industry expertise to pinpoint cutting-edge solutions that can propel businesses ahead of their competition. Our approach involves not just identifying new technologies but also evaluating their practical application and integration within the client’s current operations and strategic vision.
Any organization, from startups to multinational corporations across various sectors, looking to leverage technological innovation as a cornerstone of their growth strategy stands to gain. Whether the aim is to disrupt the market with groundbreaking products or to streamline operations, technology scouting is a key facilitator.
Companies can anticipate not just a list of new technologies but a roadmap to potential collaborations and ventures that can significantly impact their business. This encompasses a strategic alignment of technology opportunities with the business’s core objectives, fostering a culture of innovation and agility.
Nerac’s custom approach meticulously aligns identified technologies with the specific needs, challenges, and ambitions of the client. This ensures that every technological solution proposed has been carefully curated to drive tangible value and strategic advantage for the business.
The unique blend of Nerac’s technical expertise and analytical depth, extensive database resources, and a keen understanding of technological trends sets their service apart. This synergy enables them to deliver not just insights but actionable intelligence that can dramatically accelerate a company’s innovation trajectory.

Our Technology Scouting Articles

  • As creepy as Hal was in “2001: A Space Odyssey” to the cuteness of Pixar’s “Wall-E”, the science fiction community has both unsettled and entertained generations of readers and movie goers. A machine that can perform tasks that normally require the skills of a human being defines the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it is transforming the medical device industry. Investors are pouring money into start-ups in the AI med devices sector at higher rates than the other industries exploiting AI. Since 2013, this segment has raised $4.3B USD in start-up funding.

    The holy grail of AI in healthcare is in improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. The key in medical devices is the development of both diagnostic and treatment tools. However, the primary stumbling block for AI in medical devices has been the FDA. But the regulatory dam finally broke this year.

  • Running out of battery power in a cell phone is annoying. For a medical device, it can be life-threatening!

    Technology has come a long way since the 1890s when Nikola Tesla first envisioned a wireless power transmission system. Twenty years ago, WiFi was first introduced to transmit voice and data wirelessly to consumers and the consumer market never looked back. Will recharging electronics wirelessly become as ubiquitous? A handful of start-up companies are working to do just that.

    This report summarizes the state of the art in through-air distance wireless power, and the impact of these disruptive technologies on the market.

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