About TechScout

TechScout is a pure-player in technology scouting that was created in 2009, specialized in the industries using the basic chemistry and biology disciplines, industries such as Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Packaging…

Our team consists of PhD-level Technology Scouts in areas such as food science, polymer chemistry, green chemistry, among others. We have developed a rigorous approach, around which our Technology Scouts are trained. The result is a single-minded process, and a team with the single purpose of providing technology scouting services.

Technology scouting is all we do.

For this reason, clients from multinational corporations, universities, research institutes and venture capital firms from around the world use our dedicated scouting services to find attractive technologies for their new products, services and investments.

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TechScout was co-founded by John Schulten and Muriel Thouvenin, who possess business and scientific backgrounds respectively:

John Schulten,
CEO & Co-Founder

As CEO, John’s roles include the general and financial management of the company, overseeing client relationships, and developing the company’s growth strategy. John has experience assisting major corporations worldwide with technology strategy and implementation, licensing and collaboration agreements, operational efficiency and change management.

He has previously held positions at Accenture, Nortel Networks and Cap Gemini/Bossard. John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, an MBA from The Stern School of Business of New York University and has studied at HEC.

Muriel Thouvenin,
CSO & Co-Founder

As Chief Scientific Officer, Muriel is responsible for the company’s Technology Assessment Group, the general and financial management of the company, and overseeing client relationships. Muriel has extensive experience in technology intelligence projects and technology assessment in an array of fields (Personal Care, Green Chemistry and Packaging, among others), in Open Innovation Improvement programs and New in Product Development for major R&D groups.

John Schulten

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John Schulten,
CEO & Co-Founder

As CEO, John’s roles include the general and financial management of the company, overseeing client relationships, and developing the company’s growth strategy. John has experience assisting major corporations worldwide with technology strategy and implementation, licensing and collaboration agreements, operational efficiency and change management.

He has previously held positions at Accenture, Nortel Networks and Cap Gemini/Bossard. John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, an MBA from The Stern School of Business of New York University and has studied at HEC.
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Muriel Thouvenin

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Muriel Thouvenin,
CSO & Co-Founder

As Chief Scientific Officer, Muriel is responsible for the company’s Technology Assessment Group, the general and financial management of the company, and overseeing client relationships. Muriel has extensive experience in technology intelligence projects and technology assessment in an array of fields (Personal Care, Green Chemistry and Packaging, among others), in Open Innovation Improvement programs and New in Product Development for major R&D groups.

Muriel has a PhD. in Polymer chemistry from the University of Paris XII, France. After her doctoral studies, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan for 2 years in the field of micelles for drug delivery to fight cancer.
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