Trend Radar and Technology Radar Features
Collaborative technology and trend scouting, monitoring, and evaluation
Dynamic data visualizations
Data import and export
Central trend, technology, and startup databases
Semantic tag clouds
Regional and global views
Keep up with technological changes and trends
Identify, aggregate, assess and communicate changes and risks and develop your innovation strategy
- How to identify business-relevant (new) trends and technological developments quickly and effectively?
- How to assess current and future trends and technologies together with experts?
- How to establish a global innovation community?
- How to drive innovations by global, regional and local trends?
- How to control technology investments and make-or-buy decisions?
- How to develop future-oriented patent strategies?
- How to identify strategic fields of action and to develop and pursue technology roadmaps?
SolutionAll of these tasks (and a lot more) are addressed by our unique online solution ITONICS Radar!
ITONICS Radar enables you to document, categorize, assess and analyze the corporate environment at all times. All trends and technologies are shown in an intuitive radar layout, which can be navigated quickly. Different filter and assessment options enable the structured identification of relevant topics. The Trend Radar and Technology Radar allow companies to combine and store various findings from all environmental scanning activities on a central platform and to process them individually. Sustainable investment and make-or-buy decisions can be made through the integration of internal and external experts. The implemented stage-gate method allows the consolidation of large amounts of information into clear business relevant developments. The Technology and Trend Radar map out your individual processes involved in trend management and technology management. The deep process and project integration ensure the high value of ITONICS Radar.
Dynamic data visualizations
The ITONICS Radar itself is a great visualization of your corporate environment. Furthermore we offer interactive world and region maps, dynamic trend portfolios and technology roadmaps. Many filters and zoom functions allow an intuitive handling of large amounts of data. A role-based, semantic full-text search and the integrated sources database allow quick access to all relevant data within the ITONICS Radar.
Collaborative tech and trend scouting and monitoring
ITONICS Radar allows easy technology or trend data entry on the PC, tablet or smartphone. No matter whether you run a specific technology scouting campaign or you would like to capture trends continuously - experts worldwide can simply and intuitively collect new technologies, describe and enrich them with ITONICS Radar. Identified technologies and trends can be linked to company initiatives and competence fields. Furthermore, the additional integration of experts enables a comprehensive assessment of a technology or a trend. Innovative modules like our Indexing Engine, our Mobile App ITONICS Inspirator or our Big Data Solution ITONICS Scout make the data entry very easy. You stumble upon a web page with an exciting product of a competitor? All relevant information is stored in the ITONICS Radar and can be assigned to company initiatives or competence fields with one click only.
Collaborative tech and trend evaluation
Technologies and trends can be evaluated collaboratively via a multi-step process (so-called stage-gate process). Globally distributed experts can e. g. periodically assess, discuss and evaluate technologies and trends from various perspectives. Furthermore, ITONICS Radar supports an “open innovation” approach that allows an easy involvement of external experts for specific topics. The integrated messaging features inform expert groups and scouts about news and upcoming review sessions. Once a review session is completed, ITONICS Radar consolidates the assessments and provides the final results. We propose a standard blue print of methods and processes that can be adopted to the individual requirements of your company.
Semantic tag clouds
We have developed a new type of tag cloud for ITONICS Radar: you can browse through keywords and our algorithm finds semantically similar terms in the knowledge base and displays closely related technologies, contents, ideas, themes, etc. In addition to the semantic tag cloud, ITONICS Radar also builds trend maps, trend portfolios and even dynamic technology roadmaps. Our dynamic data visualization approach facilitates a fast and intuitive access to large amounts of data!