||GLOBAL WATCH SERVICE
The DTI Global Watch Service provides support dedicated to helping
UK businesses improve their competitiveness by identifying and accessing
innovative technologies and practices from overseas.
Global Watch Online - a unique internet-enabled service delivering immediate
and innovative support to UK companies in the form of fast-breaking
worldwide business and technology information. The website provides
unique coverage of DTI, European and international research plus business
initiatives, collaborative programmes and funding sources.
magazine - the website's sister publication, featuring innovation
in action. Distributed free to over 20,000 UK organisations, this monthly
magazine features the latest technology developments and practices gleaned
from Global Watch Service activities around the world now being put
into practice for profit by British businesses.
UKWatch magazine - a quarterly magazine, published jointly
by science and technology groups of the UK Government. Highlighting
UK innovation and promoting inward investment opportunities into the
UK, the publication is available free of charge to UK and overseas subscribers.
Watch Missions - enabling teams of UK experts to investigate
innovation and its implementation at first hand. The technology focused
missions allow UK sectors and individual organisations to gain international
insights to guide their own strategies for success.
Watch Secondments - helping small and medium sized companies
to send employees abroad or receive key people from another country.
Secondments are an effective way of acquiring the knowledge, skills,
technology and connections essential to developing a business strategically.
Global Watch Technology Partnering - providing free, flexible
and direct assistance from international technology specialists to raise
awareness of, and provide access to, technology and collaborative opportunities
overseas. Delivered to UK companies by a network of 16 International
Technology Promoters, with some 6,000 current contacts, providing support
ranging from information and referrals to more in-depth assistance with
licensing arrangements and technology transfer.