Resources

Video course: Tech discovery for innovators


Learn how to discover and stay informed on technologies, R&D and business, directly from Mergeflow's founder and CEO, Florian Wolf.

In this hands-on video course, Florian will show you how you can quickly get a 360° view on a topic. You'll get tips for writing better search queries, learn how you can distinguish trends from hypes, and more. And it's free!

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Snapshots of R&D and business activities across tech sectors and industries


We use our software to create snapshots of venture activities, patents, market analyses, R&D, news, blogs, and technology transfer related to various topics.

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Microsoft Surface mockup showing parts of a Mergeflow 360° report on solid-state batteries.

Practical advice and original research


Our blog has practical advice and tips & tricks that help you improve your tech discovery skills.

We also do original research. Using our software, we explore topics across tech sectors and industries—computing, materials, energy, life sciences, manufacturing, and other technologies.

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Enrico Fermi

Publications


These 'technology scouts' are hunting for the next big thing in tech. Here's how they do it

ZDNet, 01 September 2021.

By Daphné Leprince-Ringuet

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Identifying gaps in automating the assessment of technology readiness levels

Proceedings of the Design2020 Conference, pp. 551-558.

By Safa Faidi and Alison Olechowski—University of Toronto, ReadyLab

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Agility enables employees to act

CHEManager, 22 January 2020.

By Andrea Gruss, interview with Florian Wolf

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Infographics


Getting market insights


Getting market insights is a lot of work. It requires collecting data from across various sources, and then normalizing these data. For example, you have to make sure that all market size and growth rate estimates refer to the same time frame.

This infographic shows all the steps required for manual market data collection. By using automated data collection and natural language processing, Mergeflow automates all these steps.

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Getting market insights: How it started vs how it's going

360° search visual checklist


A 360° results view in Mergeflow shows you findings across investments, markets, patents, R&D, and more. In order to help you quickly navigate the results, we made an infographic for you.

As an example topic, we used solid-state batteries.

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Preview of a 360° view in Mergeflow, showing results from across venture capital news, markets, patents, R&D and other sources, on the topic of solid-state batteries.

Venture investors in "deep tech"


For our blog, we use our software to research topics across tech sectors. We look at venture investments, R&D, patents, markets, news, and other things.

This map shows venture investors that we found across various "deep tech" topics, including battery, energy, greenhouse gas mitigation, materials, recycling, and vehicle technology.

You can read more about these and other topics in our blog.

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Mergeflow's Deep Tech Venture Investors Infographic

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The Tech Discovery Skills Guide


See how successful innovators discover emerging technologies, research, companies, experts, and new markets.

The Tech Discovery Skills Ebook

Case Study


BMW logo, link to BMW case study on Mergeflow-based Tech Radar
BMW

Mergeflow enables effective technology scouting and management

Mergeflow has been supporting BMW’s IT Tech Offices for several years with discovering, tracking, and deeply exploring new technologies, companies, and ideas.

Now, BMW's IT Innovation and Technology Management has designed the Tech Radar. It provides the basis for further monitoring, and facilitates the detection of technological relationships.

The solution is built on top of Mergeflow’s data lake and analytics, and offers additional functionalities and integrations, targeted to BMW Group’s individual requirements.

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Tech Discovery Snippets


Tech Discovery Snippets are short stories about tech discovery. Snippets are primarily designed for smartphones. But you can read them on your notebook or tablet as well. Here are some examples:

The story of tech discovery
How to not predict the future
How to beat analysis paralysis
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