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Department of Trade and Industry

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 Information
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.

Global Watch 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.

Global 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.

Global 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.