Technological edge means business: why we’re adding patents to i3


Jules Besnainou
Each investor, innovation executive or business unit manager has their unique process to discover and evaluate companies in a technology area. However, they all share one key criterion to set companies apart: technological edge and the ability to protect it. With that in mind, we have been hard at work on a feature that would allow you to easily navigate a company's IP portfolio. And it is now ready! Here's what we just launched on i3 Connect: A tile showing US and... Read More »

The Oil Price Collapse Forces Innovation Prioritization and Focus


Ben Brown
Background In the first week of 2015, West Texas Intermediate - the US crude oil benchmark - dipped below $50 per barrel for the first time in more than five and half years, extending its slide of more than 50% in just six months. New types of resources, such as to Norway’s deep offshore, North America’s tight shale, Canada’s oil sands, and even arctic reserves that are more expensive to develop and extract have been the focus of new development... Read More »

Cleantech in Oil & Gas – Digital Oilfield and the Emergence of Cleantech-as-a-Service


Leo Zhang
Save the Date! On March 16-18, 2015, Cleantech Group will host our annual flagship event, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2015, focusing on the theme of Cleantech Meets the Cloud: The Emergence of Cleantech-as-a-Service. This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community is designed to share stores, spark conversation and hear dynamic pitches under this year’s theme, including specific sessions on oil & gas and digital oilfield. Cleantech innovation – though at first appears counterintuitive to conventional fuels – is... Read More »