10 March 2020
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday the 17th of Mar. 2020 at 11:00 London time i.e. 12:00 Brussels time, 13:00 Athens time. The speaker is Jan Kinne, ZEW. The title of the talk is "Web-based Innovation Indicators". The moderator will be Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos.
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This webinar is free and open to all. To participate and for further information, please contact Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos at least a day prior to the seminar.
Abstract: Evidence-based STI (science, technology, and innovation) policy making requires accurate indicators of innovation in order to promote economic growth. However, traditional indicators from patents and questionnaire-based surveys often lack coverage, granularity as well as timeliness and may involve high data collection costs, especially when conducted at a large scale. Consequently, they struggle to provide policy makers and scientists with the full picture of the current state of the innovation system. We propose a novel web mining framework as a new approach to overcome some of these shortcomings of traditional indicators. The talk will give an overview over three associated papers:
• Web Mining of Firm Websites: A Framework for Web Scraping and a Pilot Study for Germany
• Predicting Innovative Firms Using Web Mining and Deep Learning
• The Digital Layer: How Innovative Firms Relate on the Web