The research project is a research-based paper on a Emerging Technologies topic. Pick only one of the two topics listed below.
You will develop your research project in stages throughout the course, to include: selecting a topic, submitting an abstract/outline, and submitting your final project (paper) for evaluation. You must support your materials by using at least five appropriate, properly cited sources in addition to your course textbook. Your project (paper) will comprise 3000 to 3500 words (not including title and reference pages). Your project (paper) must be formatted according to APA guidelines as a Word document, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12-font, with one inch margins.
Many new clean tech ventures have relied on funding and partnership from established corporations. Select a recently funded clean tech venture with corporate venture involvement. Did the funding impact the structure of the new venture? What does the new venture expect to gain from the backing by the larger corporation? What does the larger corporation expect to gain from being involved in the new venture?
Describe and contrast the operational challenges faced by the following startups: (a) consumer Web services startup, (b) iPhone application company, and (c) electronic device company.