This project is a master’s thesis written by Duarte O.Carmo, an Engineering Management Student at the Technical University of Denmark. In summary, the project aims to measure the technological capabilities of countries, time periods, or organizations with the goal of understanding their intricacies and help policy makers and stakeholders make better informed decisions.
The idea for this master’s thesis was born from two other initiatives:
- EURITO: this European Commission Project brings together a consortium of organizations with the goal of utilizing new data sources and methods to improve Research and Innovation. In summary, the European Commission believes that there is a need to improve R&I policies and that science data can play an important role in helping resolve this need.
- AMICa: AMICa stands for Advanced Mapping of Industrial Capabilities. The project aims at mapping worldwide industrial capabilities to support the development of new technologies, products, and services with a positive climate change impact. Its first proof of concept uses the development of sustainable biofuels as a proof of concept for capability mapping.
It is believed that this MSc. Project will help push these two initiatives forward by providing a proof of concept on how the data collected can be used to help entities develop better policies, and answer questions that might arise during the decision making process.
- Read the full project online here.