Scientific and Technical Intelligence (STI) is the discipline by which organisations gather and analyse information on the research, manufacturing and engineering capabilities of their competitors. This three-day seminar will provide an introduction to the skills and disciplines needed by researchers, technicians and managers to identify, monitor and respond to competitive challenges. Guidance will be given on a variety of collection disciplines, as well as a range of analytic frameworks and technique.

What You Will Learn

Introduction – Introduction to STI
– STI in history
– Science, technology and national policy
– The dynamics of technological change
– Legal and ethical constraints
Requirements Planning – Risk / threat / opportunity assessments
– Problem analysis and evaluation
– Requirements and collection planning
STI Collection – Scientific, academic and industry sources
– Working with human intelligence
– Effective Internet exploitation
– Multimedia exploitation
– Grey and foreign literature
– Clandestine collection methodologies
Adversary Analysis – Identifying and monitoring national R&D priorities
– Capability / intent analysis
– Technological SWOT analysis
– Industry assessments and evaluations
– Military / weapons systems analysis
– Alliance analysis
Technology Analysis – Patent analysis
– Benchmarking
– Systems and subsystems analysis
– Foreign material exploitation
– Modeling and simulations
Technology Forecasting – Technology prospecting / scouting
– Technology life cycle analysis
– Technology roadmaps
– Technology impact analysis
– Patent analysis
– S-Curve analysis
Working with STI – Establishing an STI capability
– Operating an STI unit: frameworks for action
– Managing a STI research project
– Communicating STI
– Security and counterintelligence
– Applying STI to national R&D priorities

Instructor: Chris Pallaris, Gari Owen

Language of Instruction: English

Who Should Attend: R&D professionals, scientists, engineers, developers, requirements engineers, product development managers.

Course Requirements: Participants are required to set up a Gmail account if they don’t already have one.

Contact: To register for this course or for further information, please contact