Taking a technology from idea to market requires both persuasion and marketing skills. It starts from the early days of marshaling support for taking a technology forward in the development process, moves on to matching technologies with market needs, and finally to launching a product/service/license. This guide will provide access to the tools needed to research industries and markets.
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Organizations and Associations: use a Google search to find these for your industry, they often have free statistics
Google for presentations and white papers. Use "filetype:ppt" or "filetype:pdf"
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Loretta Wallace, MLS