Competitive Intelligence Training

With our Scientific and Competitive Intelligence services, we can advise you, work alongside you and train you to access the knowledge you need to develop your business.

How can we help you?

Defoort Consultant shares its expertise in strategic watch with you through modular training and workshops adapted to your organisation.

An offer tailored to your organisation

Our training workshops are tailored to the context of your organisation and your industry. These training courses can be delivered in French or English by Julie Defoort and are personalised according to your needs.

Julie offers a flexible distance training format, mixing pre-recorded theoretical sessions and interactive virtual classes (via Yammer, slack or Teams).

As part of our comprehensive training course “THE FUNDAMENTALS OF STRATEGIC WATCH”, Julie offers each participant the opportunity to interact with her daily in a discussion forum (via Yammer, Slack or Teams).


An Expert Trainer in Strategic Watch to Support You


All our training courses are created and delivered by Julie Defoort.

Julie is of French nationality and has been living in the United Kingdom since 2016. She has worked for more than ten years in the biotechnology sector and is skilled in scientific and competitive intelligence.

She has held key management positions in scientific monitoring and documentation, training and technical communication, and competitive monitoring.

Julie has also taught monitoring methods and software tools for a French National Graduate School of Engineering for two years.

Why Take Training in Competitive Intelligence?


Today, everyone is “on the lookout”, whether by regularly visiting competitors’ websites, collecting brochures from trade show booths or emailing employees about a news item discovered in the media.

However, our clients often report the same difficulties:

  • Lack of time
  • Too much information
  • Lack of tools or knowledge of existing solutions
  • Lack of knowledge to effectively structure the monitoring
  • Feeling that no one acts upon the information they communicate
  • Impression that they are watching in isolation and feel that a collective approach internally would be more beneficial

If you find yourself facing these difficulties, Julie Defoort can help you. Our training courses cover the fundamentals of strategic watch. While some of our courses suit beginners, we also cater to those with prior knowledge of business intelligence concepts and processes.

Please, note that we do not deliver training and workshops to multiple clients at the same time, unless requested and agreed by the participants. In-house training agreements are protected by an NDA as trust and discretion are paramount.

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We take the time to understand your business and requirements, so we can propose the best solutions to your problem.

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Defoort Consultant is a consulting firm based in North East England, founded in 2017 by Julie Defoort.

With more than ten years of technology intelligence experience, we help biotechnology companies to identify and analyse relevant information about emerging technologies and market trends.