Gain insights for decision-making.
Decision making processes for strategy definition and technological choices are strongly based on insights on market, technology trends, evaluation of the technological state-of-the-art, and benchmarks with competitors. Wheesbee supports the analysis of information at different steps of the decision-making processes, from enabling technology development (low TRL), to sector-specific technological development (medium TRL), up to the level of ready-to-market applications. By providing competitive benchmarking and information on current R&D scenarios, Wheesbee allows managers to make the best choices regarding their strategy and technology roadmap.
Discover technologies and top innovators.
Discovering technologies and trends relevant for the market in which organizations are operating is essential for innovation. Whether you are scouting for specific technologies to address customers’ or engineering’s needs, or you are looking for inspiration for your next product or process, Wheesbee finds technological solutions by analyzing more than 200 million documents and different datasets. Top innovators of your sector are also identified, enabling you to choose which technology to focus on, and with whom it may be worth collaborating.
Share internal and external knowledge
Wheesbee allows you to structure collaborative environments in your organizations, defining projects or areas of interest, sharing information and documents among teams and with external stakeholders, all in a secure and tightly-managed environment. Proactive searches of information can be linked to these collaborative environments, and a browser extension makes it possible to share and index web pages relevant for your R&D process. Your collaborative environment can also be linked to your legacy systems (like a DMS), so that you may perform tech-related analysis both on external and internal documents.
Collaborative projects and open innovation challenges.
Collaborative R&D and open innovation approaches are, or are supposed to be, an integral part of the innovation processes of every organization. Wheesbee provides a unique feature to aggregate collaborative projects and open innovation challenges from different stakeholders, allowing users to access projects in progress with Top Innovators, as well as allowing to either answering or publishing open innovation challenges. It is easy, effective, and brings about amazing new R&D opportunities.
Public funding for R&D.
In the R&D processes, one of the major issues always lies in securing appropriate funding. As a matter of fact, a wide range of public funding is available all over the world to support organizations of any type in their R&D processes. In this regard, WheesBee provides a unified database of funding opportunities for R&D projects granted by the European Commission and by a number of national governmental bodies in Europe and overseas. Funding opportunities are described with a fine granularity up to the level of topics, and thanks to Wheesbee’s semantic search you can easily find the grants that better fit your project and your organization.
Find new market opportunities.
By investigating what your potential clients are doing in research and development, as well as by looking at how your product or technologies can address research objectives of other organizations, Wheesbee supports the identification of organizations that may be interested in your skills, technologies, products or services. Semantic technologies enable you to upload the description of your product or technologies, extract relevant concepts and find relevant organizations. You will be surprised by the number of potential clients that you could reach!