Massachesetts Insitute of Technology has a webpage
that details some of the research programs that are being explored by their
faculty. There is even a separate page listings the other organizations
involved in these research projects. For example, the International
Motor Vehicle Program has a list of other
organizations that are working on this project.
University in Sweden is invovlved in several research projects that
may be of interest. Particularly their web pages reference several
other pages. These
pages are interesting because many are in Europe.
At the Manchester Federal School of Business and Management
the Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST)
exists. Also there are several areas of study in innovation described
on the is page.
At the Fraunhofer
Institute for Systems and Innovation Research there are several areas
of research going on that may be of interest to you. These areas
are biotechnology, energy technology, and communication systems.
an independent organization with a firm focus: identification of new business
opportunities, especially those created by developments in science and
technology, and exploitation of these opportunities for real business benefit.
CEST energizes innovation. It has several research projects involving
ceramics that are
The Science and
Technology and Innovation Systems Policy Information Map (STIMAP) was
developed to facilitate policy research on issues relating
to science and technology policy, and national, regional, and international
systems of innovation. STIMAP is one of several Information Maps
hosted by MatrixLinks and IFIAS. This map was activated on July 31, 1995.
STIMAP is approved by the Clearinghouse for subject-oriented Internet resource
guides. In particular, this gives a list
of governmental technology policies throughout the world.
Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex at Brighton houses
the Complex Product
Systems Innovation Center. This particular institution is interested
in the changing innovation environment, understanding corporate innovation
management, the impact of embedded software on products and processes,
government policies in the UK and European Union, and theoretical developments.
Japan's governmental approaches to finded research is
covered on the Science and
Technology webpage. This page seems to be under construction
and does not necessarily have good data at all of its listing.
Middle East Technical University's Computer
Aided Design,Manufacturing and Robotics is established to:
1) conduct scientific and technological research,
2) to follow the international technological and industrial
developments and to transfer these developments to our (the Turkish) industry,
3) create original scientific research environments which
would help develop the present technology and in turn to encourage
4) provide service to the industry in areas which require high
technology (both to the public and private sector),
5) educate the people work in the private and public sectors,
6) collaborate with other establishments on issues related to
the specified areas.
In the Phillipines has set up its Department of Science and Technology
(DOST) pursues three (3) strategies
to help the country attain NIC (Newly Industrialized Country) status, namely:
Modernization of the production sectors through massive technology transfer
from domestic and foreign sources. Results of the Phillipines' efforts
in technology development are shown at a different webpage.
In Singapore, a national program has been developed to encourage innovation.
To achieve its mission, the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB)
plans and implements programs to support the growth of R&D in Singapore.
Providing funding for R&D, establishing R&D centers, developing
R&D manpower and upgrading the overall science and technology infrastructure,
are part of NSTB's roles. It is through this focused and coordinated approach
that the NSTB seeks to lay the groundwork to transform Singapore into a
centre of excellence for industrial research and innovation. Specific efforts
to improve their innovators' capabilities are outlined on a webpage.
Within the U.S. the White
House Office of Science and Technology Policy is established to maintain
American leadership in science and technology. In 1976, the Office of Science
and Technology Policy (OSTP) was created to provide the President with
timely policy advice and to coordinate the science and technology investment.
It assumed a prominent role in advancing the agenda in fundamental science,
education and scientific literacy, investment in applied research, and
international operation. as a way to encourage innovation in the U.S.,
the Department of Energy has developed the Innovative
Concepts Program. The goals of the Innovative Concepts Program
are to take a proactive stance to stimulate and promote innovation and
invention early in the technical development process by seeking out early-stage
ideas in areas of interest to DOE
and other agencies by means of targeted solicitations. To further enhance
searches for patents there
is a data base search program available, but you will need the patent's
number, etc. to find a particular patent. To find money
to support research you can search by country, etc. To seach the
Federal Register contact this
CORDIS, the Community Research
and Development Information Service, is a European Commission information
service providing efficient access to complete information on EU research
and exploitation possibilities. This is a data base that allows you
to search some of the same things that are described for the U.S. in the
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
was established by Congress "to assist industry in the development of technology
... needed to improve product quality, to modernize manufacturing processes,
to ensure product reliability ... and to facilitate rapid commercialization
... of products based on new scientific discoveries." An agency of
the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST's primary
mission is to promote U.S. economic growth by working with industry to
develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. It carries out
this mission through a portfolio of four major programs:
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
based in Paris, France, is a unique forum permitting governments of the
industrialised democracies to study and formulate the best policies possible
in all economic and social spheres.
a rigorously competitive Advanced Technology Program providing cost-shared
awards to industry for development of high-risk, enabling technologies
with broad economic potential;
a grassroots Manufacturing Extension Partnership with a network of local
centers offering technical and business assistance to smaller manufacturers;
a strong Laboratory Program providing technical leadership for the nation's
measurement and standards infrastructure;
highly visible quality outreach program associated with the Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award.
The OECD differs from other intergovernmental organisations in three
As it has neither supranational legal powers, nor financial resources
for loans or subsidies, its sole function is direct operation among the
governments of its Member countries. At the OECD, international co-operation
means co-operation among nations essentially on domestic policies where
these interact with those of other countries, in particular through trade
and investment. Co-operation usually means that Member countries seek to
adapt their domestic policies to minimise conflict with other countries.
Governments frequently seek to learn from each others' experience with
specific domestic policies before they adopt their own courses of action,
whether legislative or administrative. By focusing the expertise of various
OECD Directorates and of various Member government departments on specific
issues, the OECD approach benefits in particular from a multidisciplinary
dimension. The Organisation deals both with general macro economic and
with more specific or sectorial issues.
Experience shows that the fields in which the OECD serves as a vehicle
for international discussion and co-operation are
becoming increasingly numerous because of the rapid growth of international
interdependence. Through globalisation of the
world economy, national borders are, in part, losing their economic
meaning. The policies of individual countries are more and more affected
and constrained by the interaction of domestic policies of one nation on
those of another. Many policies that previously had little international
impact now have consequences for trade and investment and may generate
friction with other countries. The OECD offers a forum for its Members
to discuss and study such developments and to develop collaborative and
co-operative approaches to the management of their economies.
March 1994 marked the launch of the Innovation Research Centre (IRC)
at McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote
School of Business. Under a comprehensive research program, the Centre's
members study all important aspects of the
management of innovation.
Goals of the Innovation Research Center are:
To conduct and disseminate state-of-the-art research in the field of
innovation management for academic and practitioner
To be recognized as the pre-eminent research group in Canada in the
field of innovation management and;
To create an environment for collaborative/joint/group research as
well as interdisciplinary research in the innovation
Among the Center's other purposes, it is designed to:
promote McMaster University and its School of Business as a centre of
academic excellence in innovation research;
acting as a national and international focal point for the innovation
theme for Canada and the World;
generate research findings for use both within companies and within
the academic programs of schools of business; and
undertaking joint research with business and industry, and other
university research institutes.
By studying the management of innovation, the Centre's researchers aim
better understand management practices and activities that make organizations
more innovative study the effect of government policies on innovativeness
advance innovation theory further identify significant innovation-related
issues transfer research results into the education of management students.
A commercial web page for an Innovation
Information Company is shown in on a webpage. This gives some
recent publications relative to innovation.
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