Technologies represent the diverse body of knowledge available to you. You discover them by spending Research Points, produced in your Worksmiths.
Technologies give you access to more advanced buildings or units. For example, Arcane Power gives you access to the Arcanum.
Technologies have other technologies as prerequisites, which you must master first. The technology tree shows the relation between all available technologies.
Some technologies cannot be researched directly, but are awarded when you complete specific missions.
2. Conducting Research
|To be able to do any research you need to first construct a Worksmith building in your outpost.
A Worksmith produces Research Points automatically over time. There can be only one Worksmith in each outpost but the Research Points add up from all your Worksmiths into a common pool.
Once you have Research Points to spend, click on the "Technology Tree" button (bottom of screen) to see the Technology Tree. Some technologies may be available while others are locked. Click on any available technology to see some detailed information and get a chance to complete them.
Research Points are not only used to discover technologies but also to complete various other tasks in the game.