Competitive Technology Intelligence focuses on strengthening the strategic planning for the innovation of products and services through a systematic analysis of the global environment. It supports the identification of opportunities and threats in different industries, such as automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, among others. In this research unit we have developed Models by integrating tools like: Hoshin Kanri, QFD, Patent Mapping, Technology Road Mapping, Industrial Design (Kansei Engineering, Design Thinking), to mention a few, in which both domestic and foreign companies have participated.
Recent projects developed in this unit are related to Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing for manufacturing and health industries.
The objective is to identify opportunities to innovate through the determination of the industry trends (stakeholders, inventions, strategic movements, etc.) using tools such as patent and scientific literature datamining for technology mapping and knowledge landscape determination.