The main purpose of the exercise is the development of new methods to discover patterns that new technologies follow and the opportunities they offer for innovation. This brief attempts to foster a new understanding of the mechanisms generating innovations. It presents a methodology to identify future technology opportunities based on text mining of scientific and technological databases. Assisting priority or agenda setting, the method could be useful for technology managers and corporate decision-makers in planning and allocating R&D resources.
EFP Brief No. 212: Tech Mining
Categories: brief, Environment (including climate change), FP7 Themes, Geography, Information and communication technologies (ICT), Nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials, new production technologies, Regional, Socio-economic sciences and the humanities, Time Horizon, until 2010