In this article on scientific publications, I will discuss strategies for identifying likely interesting R&D papers.
Patents help you discover the inventors behind technologies. And you can use them to learn more about what companies are working on.
Market analyses help you map out technology or business areas, find applications for technologies, and discover the sectors in which a company operates.
Venture capital news are a good place for discovering companies that work on new technologies, business models, or a combination of both.