Dynamics of Innovation in a Regional System. The Flow of Industrial Knowledge Through Analysis of the Industrial Property
Rio, Rosa Maria
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The information contained in patent databases can be used to perceive the innovation strategy of a region. This paper proposed measures on patent analysis as method of measuring the flow of industrial knowledge in a region. The use of Tech- mining applied to the patent and the utility models databases which content the innovation requested by the companies in the area, permits visualized the flow of industrial knowledge along the years. It is possible to detect of knowledge transfers from traditional emergent sectors to emergent business. Although the results of one specific region case may be not be generally applicable due to the size of the region, this paper proposed a useful tool for visualizing the industrial innovation knowledge using Patents as indicator and techmining as analyzed tool. The knowledge of the industrial innovation flows, enables the establishing of vital conclusions as regards the finding of a definition for the innovation strategy of a region.