Most research projects - EU-funded projects in particular - are defined several months before they actually start and this for a long duration (typically many years). However, the environment of all projects keeps on evolving during the project preparation and implementation phases. It is thus recommended, and indeed necessary to undertake, all along the project period, a close watch of the evolution of the technology, market and regulatory contexts. It is then possible to periodically check if project research activities remain on the right tracks, to adjust them whenever needed, and therefore to maintain a high exploitation potential of research results.
The development of watch tools and services by Sigma Orionis is in line with company’s vision and commitment to provide “studies, research and services connecting research to innovation and markets” and aims at providing company’s customers and partners with a quality and professional service.
Sigma Orionis benefits from an experience of over 20 years in watch tools and services, and is glad to count many key references of technology, market and regulatory watch, particularly in the ICT sector. SO-Watch is the name of the product-service line of Sigma Orionis in this domain. It is named (SO standing for Sigma Orionis) in reference to the “So what?” key question that every watch report should logically address in its conclusion, the ultimate goal of a watch activity being indeed to lead to recommendations based on collected information, rather than just to collect information.
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