R&D Projects

Action Research for Realizing Innovation with Infometric Approach

Project Director

Project Director:Yuya KAJIKAWA
Yuya KAJIKAWA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Objective

  • Visualization of R&D trends and extraction of emerging research domains
  • Design support of innovation R&D targets by integrating multi-disciplines
  • Assessment of industrial opportunities for emerging and innovative technologies
  • Structural analysis of business ecosystems
  • Design and assessment of business ecosystems.

Outline

R&D projects should be designed and implemented by reflecting rapidly developing and changing global trends. They also should consider institutions and business ecosystems promoting social deployment of technologies which are expected as the outcome of those projects.

In this project, we analyze papers and patents using an infometric approach to comprehend R&D trends. We also investigate and design business ecosystems. Our goal is to design innovative R&D projects, to assess industrial opportunities from their outcomes, and to support design of business ecosystems and institutions. We intend to realize innovation by action research with other on-going R&D projects.

In order to achieve the above objectives, we adopt link mining and text mining and develop a methodology for visualization of R&D trends and extraction of emerging research domains. These are also utilized for design support of innovation R&D targets by integrating multi-disciplines, and for the assessment of industrial opportunities for emerging and innovative technologies. We also extract stakeholders (actors) involved in the business ecosystem where products and services are expected to be implemented and embedded. We analyze actors’ decision making processes, behaviors, and interactions. We categorize the structure of business ecosystems and theoretically analyze the benefits for each actor in each category of ecosystem.

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