Category Archives: Future-oriented technology analysis

Forecasting Cloud Computing: Producing a Technological Profile

Migrating to cloud computing is one of the current enterprise challenges. In this sense, the small and medium enterprise should be the most interested, given that initial investments are avoided and the technology offers gradual implementation. However, 54.9 % of … Continue reading

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International Collaboration Patterns and Effecting Factors of Emerging Technologies

With the globalization of the world economy, international innovation collaboration has taken place all over the world. This study selects three emerging technologies (3D printing, big data and carbon nanotubes and graphene technology) among 20 countries as the research objects, … Continue reading

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Generating Competitive Technical Intelligence Using Topical Analysis, Patent Citation Analysis, and Term Clumping Analysis

Because of the flexibility and complexity of Newly Emerging Science and Technologies (NESTs), traditional statistical analysis fails to capture technology evolution in detail. Tracking technology evolution pathways supports industrial, governmental, and academic decisions to guide future development trends. Patents are … Continue reading

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Nano-enabled Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy: Literature Analysis Using the MeSH System

Biomedical literature provides abundant knowledge on R&D development and emerging themes and techniques to researchers and to enhance clinical treatment. Tracing research topic activity and researcher connections, and understanding evolving research landscapes, supports identification of research domain potential and informs … Continue reading

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A methodology for technology trend monitoring: the case of semantic technologies

This paper introduces a systematic technology trend monitoring (TTM) methodology based on an analysis of bibliometric data. Among the key premises for developing a methodology are: (1) the increasing number of data sources addressing different phases of the STI development, … Continue reading

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S-Curve analysis and technology life cycle. Application in series of data of articles and patents

In this article, the methodology of curves in S is applied in series of data on articles in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology since 1956 obtained from the ISI Web of Science and of patents since 1962 (year of priority) and 1970 … Continue reading

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Subject–action–object-based morphology analysis for determining the direction of technological change

Morphology analysis, despite being a strong stimulus for the development of new alternatives, largely relies on domain experts and neglects the relationships between keywords in the construction of morphological structures. In addition, there are few systematic approaches to prioritize the … Continue reading

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Topic analysis and forecasting for science, technology and innovation: Methodology with a case study focusing on big data research

Highlights Data-driven clustering approach to group topics with high accuracy Similarity measure approach to trace the interaction between topics in time series Analyzing changes of TFIDF values of related topics to predict future trends Technology Roadmapping to blend historical analysis … Continue reading

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Semantic-Based Technology Trend Analysis

Technology trend analysis offers a flexible instrument to understand both opportunity and competition for emerging technologies. Semantic information is used in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) records which makes the technology trend analysis more challenging. This paper proposes a semantic-based … Continue reading

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Navigating the innovation trajectories of technology by combining specialization score analyses for publications and patents: graphene and nano-enabled drug delivery

In this study, we combine the specialization scores for publications and patents (the latter is a new indicator of cross-disciplinary engagement) to achieve more comprehensive navigation of the innovation trajectory of a technology. The patent specialization score draws upon counterpart … Continue reading

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