Quid software is described as enabling you to:
Map an emerging technology sector to reveal its key components
Discover new opportunities through white space analysis
Understand R&D focus of technology companies
Monitor technology development in emerging markets
Track scientific breakthroughs from academic origins to commercialization
Understand co-investment relationships and derive investment strategies
Identify the standout companies within a sector
Which are all claims you and I have seen (if not even more so) in any number of contexts.
But, then take a look at their explanation of their technical process.
What I find compelling about it is the description of a process that has multiple steps, no one magic dust that holds it together. Obviously a lot of human analytical skill goes into the final results.
Take a close look at Quid, I suspect it will be coming up again from time to time.