Fortune magazine published a highly-read piece entitled, The Death of American Research and Development. The article discusses research that suggests lower corporate spending on research and development (R&D) has led to a lower innovation rate, thereby proposing there is an innovation problem in America. It would seem that additional research is necessary to determine
Governments often sponsor research and development projects because technology innovation fuels economic growth and job creation. When Governments invest in these projects, the hope is that these R&D projects will have beneficial effects on their country’s economy and resources. These projects often create extremely valuable developments in life sciences, defense, energy, and many other industries.
Imagine that you set up ktMINE Alerts for Uber, your target company. On August 19th, you would have been alerted that Uber received 9 mapping technology patents from Microsoft. This could signal the following questions for Uber’s strategy: 1. Does a push to improve their mapping system point to an investment into self-driving cars? 2. Is this