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Northwestern and Toyota Research Institute Collaborate to Accelerate Discovery of New Materials to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Northwestern and Toyota Research Institute Collaborate to Accelerate Discovery of New Materials to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

According to a post by Northwestern University announcing their partnership with Toyota Research Institute (TRI), this collaboration will “help accelerate the discovery, design and development of new materials with the…

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DPW DEMO 2022 Semi-Finalists Are Utilizing Exciting Ways of Integrating Supplier and Market Data Into Procurement Process Workflows

DPW DEMO 2022 Semi-Finalists Are Utilizing Exciting Ways of Integrating Supplier and Market Data Into Procurement Process Workflows

DPW hosted their semi-finalist demo competition for Growth stage track ($1 – $10M in ARR) companies on June 23. There were ten terrific companies presenting for the opportunity to pitch…

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The Circular Economy: Growth and Innovation

The Circular Economy: Growth and Innovation

You probably have started seeing more coverage these days about the circular economy. According to the EPA, a circular economy “reduces material use, redesigns materials to be less resource intensive,…

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Short List of Information Resources for Understanding the Metaverse and Staying Current for Supply Professionals

Short List of Information Resources for Understanding the Metaverse and Staying Current for Supply Professionals

In Procurement Magazine’s “Top 10 Procurement Predictions and Trends in 2022” January article, one of the trends identified is Don’t Doubt the Metaverse. Factor’s Coque K. Dion predicts that procurement…

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Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

On the recent DisrupTV podcast hosted by R “Ray” Wang (Constellation Research) and Vala Afshar (Salesforce), guest Robin Murdoch (Accenture) described where the metaverse stands in terms of future adoption…

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Researching Startups or Market Tech Ecosystems? Check Out These Landscape Maps Recently Added to Collection

Researching Startups or Market Tech Ecosystems? Check Out These Landscape Maps Recently Added to Collection

Cottrill Research started curating a collection of Market Landscape Maps in mid 2021. You can use these to identify startups (and at times, established companies) that are innovating in various…

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Commodities Market Intelligence Offerings Update

Commodities Market Intelligence Offerings Update

As we go into 2022 with inflation concerns, rise of a new COVID-19 variant, and continued supply disruptions and shortages, challenges will continue and most likely increase for buyers of…

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Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

On December 8, Xometry announced it has acquired Thomas, a long time trusted resource for the manufacturing industry. The beginnings of these two companies could not be more different. According…

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Newly Launched: The Frontier Hub, An Industrial Innovation News Sharing Platform

Newly Launched: The Frontier Hub, An Industrial Innovation News Sharing Platform

TMC and The Frontier have partnered to create The Frontier Hub, “the first global digital media platform focused on sharing news about industrial innovation across all industry sectors. The new…

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Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Landscape maps are helpful in identifying startups that are innovating and disrupting in tech-forward markets and for discovering potential suppliers, partners, and/or competitors. The maps included in the collection cover…

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