Products & Services

Our products and services are evidence-based analyses and solutions that add value to and reduce the risks of R&D and innovation management decisions.

We use a proprietary, evidence-based assessment methodology, the R&D Positioning & Prioritizing Framework™ which is based on a portfolio of standardized tools that address the all dimensions of putting research into action for social and economic benefit:

The R&D POSITIONING AND PRIORITIZING FRAMEWORK™ is designed to identify, prioritize and position research, development, technology commercialization and knowledge mobilization to maximize innovation opportunities, impacts and benefits. The assessment tools are rigorous and challenge people to examine their assumptions, as well as the data. The Framework helps envision both social and economic potential of research, development, technology commercialization and knowledge mobilization activities.

The Framework tools focus on the needs of researchers, scientists, research administrators, policy advisors, corporate executives, investors, funders and end users to achieve specific outcomes. The tools add a competitive edge to R&D proposals, knowledge mobilization and technology commercialization strategies and are effective for supporting policy development, funding and investment decisions.

R&D Outlook™

A comprehensive review of the evidence necessary to substantiate proposed R&D, technology commercialization and knowledge mobilization strategies based on the anticipated scientific, technological, market and social outcomes. The evidence, analyses, and recommendations presented in the R&D Outlook support the development of R&D proposals, technology commercialization and knowledge mobilization strategies and positions the value of the activities on the basis of scientific, technological, economic and social impacts of the anticipated results.

R&D Positioning™

A preliminary overview that identifies and positions the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats of the research, technology commercialization or knowledge mobilization activities on the basis of economic and social impacts of the anticipated results.

S&T Sector Profile

An overview of the science and technology horizon in a particular market sector to identify the impact of emerging trends in science & technology on the sector.

State of the Technology Analysis™

A review of the R&D activity in a specific market or knowledge domain to determine the features and benefits that the next generation of innovations are striving to address.

R&D Impact Assessment

Our R&D Impact Assessments explore the broader impacts of R&D using a novel case study approach. We use a qualitative, narrative methodology that captures both the social and economic outcomes of research, development and scholarly inquiry.

Custom Consulting

Our consulting philosophy reflects our deeper understanding of the dynamics and complexity of the innovation system. Our experience in R&D and innovation management is as diverse as it is comprehensive and includes proposal preparation, facilitation, project management, stakeholder consultation, strategic planning, program evaluation, and policy advice.

VISTA S&T CONSULTING SERVICES DELIVER EVIDENCE-BASED ANALYSES AND SOLUTIONS THAT ADD VALUE TO AND REDUCE THE RISKS OF R&D AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT DECISIONS.