Monday, September 25, 2006

International Technology Alliance (ITA), has won a ten-year, USD 135.8 million contract to provide research services for the US Army Research Laboratory and the UK Ministry of Defence.
ITA will provide research and development services to investigate advanced technology for secure wireless and sensor networks. The alliance will work towards enhancing the effectiveness of military establishments by contributing to their capabilities pertaining to the collection, interpretation, and distribution of battlefield information among themselves.

Monday, September 18, 2006

According to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies (MPCs) are increasingly exploring India and China as they are seeking various offshoring options for their R&D function.
The upcoming trend is attributed to the improving regulatory and competitive environment in the two countries. Amongst the findings, almost all the top 20 MPCs have outsourced their chemistry work to China.
The report states that the MPCs wishing to establish successful offshore R&D operations in India and China should adopt an integrated strategy, as against the ad-hoc strategies which are currently being followed by some of the companies operating in the domain.
The offshoring strategy should be flexible enough to incorporate the changes in the R&D capabilities of the two countries.