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Robotics: 16-697/-698: MRSD Business Seminar I/II: Startup

This guide will help you

- research the market for your startups
- keep up with the robotics industry

Industry and market news

What's happening now in your market?
Experiment with keywords: use industry identifiers (i.e. eldercare, nuclear, combat) - add business-related words such as “market,” “forecast,” “trends,” "industry", “overview.”

Technological advances

Who is inventing what?  Here's where the science is reported.  Also see "Patents" tab above.

Industry overviews

What industry are you trying to enter?  Here you will find overviews:  trends, leading firms, statistics, supply chain, operating conditions, etc.

Competitors/Companies

Which companies will you have to beat?  Or, what companies do you want to sell to?

(Also check the Industry & Market News sources (top right) to find mentions of competing companies in articles.)

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Demographics and characteristics of consumer markets

Venture capital and private equity funders

The US Government is buying

Search for US Government contract opportunities and awards on FedBizOpps