Solutions for companies and industrial associations
- Analysis of industries, technology markets and competitors
- Scenario building and benchmarking
- R&D partner and client search
Solutions for researchers, universities and research centres
- Sectoral, technological and geographical datasets for scientific research
- Assessment of organisation performance and raking, based on KPIs
- Support in identifying cooperation opportunities and partners
Solutions for governments and public administrations
- Reports, studies and factsheets on specific industries and technologies
- Design and review of research and innovation strategies
- Monitoring and evaluation of policy
- Technical assistance to identify investments priorities
We believe that information on research and technology scenarios and on emerging technology trends is scarce but crucial for many stakeholders. We also believe that information on companies, universities and institutions that conduct R&D in specific areas and develop new technologies is limited and valuable.
Companies may be interested in gathering information on technological trends, on competitors, on potential partners and on clients. Business associations can use our data to decide strategies and identify market opportunities for their members.
Researchers can use our data for scientific analysis. For all these purposes, data on R&D expenditure and financial performance of organisations, or those collected through surveys are inadequate as they do not contain detailed information on technologies. While other existing sources (e.g. patent data) only capture a fraction of innovative activities
Public Administrations and Governments may be interested in mapping innovation systems, designing strategies, actions and calls for tenders, monitoring and evaluating policies, also in emerging fields (e.g. Industry 4.0, "circular economy", "bio-based economy" or "blue-growth").
Our data make it possible to overcome information gaps or complement existing sources.
For more information on practical applications see the examples shown in this website or contact us.
Comparing EU regions with respect to their R&D capacity
As part of the support provided to a regional government in reviewing their Smart Specialisation Strategy, we calculated some key performance indicators to benchmark the regional innovation system against other competitors in specific health technologies.
Comparing R&D knowledge producers
Benchmarking four large Italian universities with European best performers, in a given year, required our data on capacity to obtain EU Framework Programmes funding. The comparison was done in eight sectors: aerospace, energy, environment, advanced manufacturing, ICT, Transport. Radar diagram based on FP7 data.
Monitoring Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) and synergies between funding
Our data have been used to assess the coherence of regional choices with the specialisations emerging from excellent R&D projects financed by the EU Framework Programmes for research and innovation. The following graph provides a simple comparison between the distribution of Horizon 2020 funding by industry and the distribution of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Tuscany, in 2016. The ERDF is used to pursue the objectives of the Smart Specialisation Strategy. ERDF supported R&D projects have been classified on the basis of our taxonomy to make comparisons with Horizon 2020 possible.
Our data are used in PhD and Masters’ theses. The shown graph is a graphical example of the outputs of a network analysis aimed at identifying R&D top performers in a specific industry (aerospace) and for specific key technologies, in 2013.
Fostering collaboration through mapping and interlinking of regions
The specialisations of regions which received the EER label (European entrepreneurial region) are analysed in depth to support the identification of common grounds for cooperating in policy for start-ups and scale-ups. This was done for 11 industries at the level of key research areas.