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Monday, 11 May 2020

Assessing the impact of university-industry knowledge transfer using text mining

Dr Federica Rossi's research innovatively uses text mining applied to final reports from collaborative university-industry project to identify the different impacts generated by these projects, as well as to single out some factors associated with high likelihood of repeated interaction.

Event Time
11 May 15:30 - 11 May 16:30
Event Location
9.041, Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Event Type

Increasingly competitive marketplaces, the shortening of product and technology lifecycles, and the growing complexity of innovation processes have rapidly increased industry’s reliance on the expertise of universities. With so much riding on the importance and significance of university-industry collaborations, there is a need to better understand the impact these collaborations have on the participants and beyond.

My research innovatively uses text mining applied to final reports from collaborative university-industry project to identify the different impacts generated by these projects, as well as to single out some factors associated with high likelihood of repeated interaction. It also showcases the potential of text mining as a tool to exploit the wealth of information collected in project reports collected and often made available by project funders.

Dr Federica Rossi is a Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests focus on science and technology policy, the economics and management of intellectual property rights, innovation activities of firms and networks of firms, the economics and governance of higher education. She has collaborated on numerous research projects for, among others, OECD, WIPO, EC/Eurostat and regional development agencies. She has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Refreshments are available prior to the seminar at 15:15.

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