As part of MD’s missions, Technology for National Security, we undertake research and host events focusing on the impact of Technology on national security through four main sectors:

o Technology-driven, intelligence innovation.

o Technology-enabled, threats to national security.

o Technology-based, geostrategic alliances and competition.

o Technology-dependent, economic resilience. 

These four research themes encapsulate the multidisciplinary nature of the modern technology and security landscape, tapping into a wide variety of expertise across MD’s research groups and wider network of associate fellows and Scientifics partners. ... Technology Intelligence (TI) is an activity that enables companies to identify the technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of their business. It aims to capture and disseminate the technological information needed for strategic planning and decision making. ... MD's missions also bring together stakeholders from across government, academia, the private sector and civil society. This is critical to tackling the cross-cutting challenges to national security.

Artificial intelligence is the most upcoming technology

Artificial intelligence will become more prevalent in 2023 with natural language processing and machine learning advancement. Artificial intelligence can better understand us and perform more complex tasks using this technology. It is estimated that 5G will revolutionize the way we live and work in the future. 

MDs Missions

o Purpose of a mission project

At its simplest, a mission statement for a project needs to tell the team what they are creating and why. Often that also needs to encompass a reference to a specific audience, or who they are creating the thing for.

o Mission oriented approach

A mission-oriented approach starts with what we want to accomplish, and builds a research agenda and coalition of partners to help achieve these goals. Mission-oriented research considers ways to address big, complex challenges through coordination and creativity.

o Mission-based project

Mission-based teams are made up of a cross-functional group of people working towards the same goal, which prioritizes business outcomes and problem solving. These teams enable companies to provide greater clarity about the work and objectives, while still enabling autonomy. 

MDs Researches 

o Mission based research

Mission-oriented research is an approach which can be used to inject urgency into the development of solutions for societal challenges like climate change, as well as the provision of global public goods, such as clean drinking water, public education and public health services.

o Initial research

Initial Research means the research activities to be performed mainly within the Initial Research Term on a Target-by-Target or Product-by-Product basis, but sometimes performed before the IND at the latest for each Product generated from a Licensed Target. 

o Focused research

Focusing a research topic is narrowing (or sometimes broadening) a topic so that you can demonstrate a good understanding of it, including enough examples and important details, within the size limits of the project you are required to produce.

o Focused research in business

Focus groups are one of the most effective and popular market research methods available. Used to gather qualitative data and in-depth insights, they enable researchers to collect information on anything from products and services to beliefs and perceptions in order to reveal true customer attitudes and opinions.