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Consumer goods is an ever changing industry due to continued technological advances and constant customer demand for innovative products. Trends include demand for environmentally conscious products, natural products as opposed to artificial or synthetic ones, and products or services that increase efficiency, productivity, and reduce stress. Market disruptors, and topics on which PreScouter’s work has focused, include the sharing economy, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and tailored services aimed at customizable simplification.
Topics We’ve Worked On
Small tasks with a fast turnaround
Fact checking / validation
Are the claims of this article on consumer privacy substantiated with peer-reviewed results? If so, do the claims hold true?
Identify three to five smart home startups that have consumer traction this year.
What are the main claims of this patent?
Data review / analysis
Process the attached Excel file on user data to help me understand when most people
replace their air filters.
What is the adoption rate of IoT in home appliances over the past two years?
In-depth project work
Provide a global overview of all the emerging garment care technologies
Identify new IoT platforms that will allow our air filters to enhance the consumer experience
Interview / private information acquisition
Acquire an interview to answer my questions with the CEO of Nanosystems, Inc. to understand if they are looking to partner or be acquired.
Which of my competitors are funding academic research on biodegradable polymers for yogurt containers
Provide an analysis on new market opportunities for our company to sell our existing cosmetic line
Consumer Goods News
14 Aug 2017
Justin Schaefer, PhD
Justin specializes in the Consumer Goods and the Transportation section as PreScouter’ Project Architect. Justin received his Ph.D. in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology from the University of California, Irvine.
Ongoing sensing of disruptive technologies that could kill my company
Need: Ongoing Sensing for Disruptors
Their long-term strategic roadmap is to triple the size of the company in ten years. Each month, the Senior Director would hold meetings to review a slate of opportunities from internal teams, as well as suppliers. Most of these possibilities did not make enough impact to triple the size of their company within ten years.
PreScouter joined the Client’s existing process of monthly meetings for reviewing opportunities. Based on direction from the Senior Director, PreScouter prepared a Technology Portfolio that highlights new technologies for licensing from universities and startups. On occasion, the scientist from our network who makes the report would be called into the meeting to walk through each opportunity.
One of the market opportunities the Client is targeting is ways of preventing tooth decay, particularly for chemotherapy patients, who suffer dry mouth, and so are particularly prone to cavities growing on their teeth. Based on this need, PreScouter developed a Technology Portfolio with a broad range of options. Because PreScouter uses a personal network of Scholars, one of the technologies highlighted was something they had not considered previously – tooth regeneration: technology for growing teeth. This is technology directly applicable to their business, but that they had almost missed entirely because they simply were not aware of it.
How it Works
Tell PreScouter what you need to be researched.
We’ll present you customized research
and analysis. Which areas would you
like PreScouter to research further?
Speed up your technology and business planning and make better use of your internal resources.