Technology Intelligence Study: Manned Spaceflight

By analysing 4,300 patents stretching back all the way to the beginning of the space era in the early 1960s, CPA Global’s Innovation Intelligence team used patent information as a proxy to measure trends surrounding manned spaceflight, capitalizing on patents as the only data source that provides the required technology resolution while being inimically tied to commercial advantage.

The methods used in this study provide insight into the unknown in a brand new field of manned spaceflight – changing industries, changing technologies and changing strategies.

This Technology Intelligence Study includes:

  • Analysis of major active patent applicants, including by type, e.g. large corporate, SMEs, government and academic.
  • Custom taxonomy building and analysis – technology trends, emerging technologies, IP and R&D strategy of major entities.
  • Filtration and specific conclusions around entities or technologies of high interest.
  • Used to assess changing market dynamics, identify unknown or new competitors, critique current R&D strategy or support downstream R&D decision making.