Technology intelligence is a part of competitive intelligence dedicated to innovation issues. One of its main purposes is to provide strategic information regarding technological fields. Maturity level, main actors and drivers, … are key elements to identify opportunities and threats to technological progress. In this context, a general methodology is missing and technology intelligence professionals can encounter difficulties in applying a structured and logical analysis approach.
Yet, academia, and in particular researchers in innovation economics have developed for several decades models, concepts and frameworks for the understanding of innovation dynamics. In particular, we believe that the technological innovation system (TIS) framework can be useful in the following ways :
Marina Flamand achieved a PhD thesis in 2016, funded by PSA Group; this thesis was dedicated to the enhancement of technology intelligence practices within large industrial groups. In particular, Marina studied the informational benefits of patent and financial data to support decision making in innovation processes. She is now the scientific manager of the VIA Inno Platform. This academic project from the University of Bordeaux is dedicated to the development and spreading of data mining methods for the understanding of scientific and innovation dynamics.
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