PPMI is leading a consortium which has been recently contracted to carry out a study on Big Data approaches for improved monitoring of research and innovation performance and assessment of the societal impact in the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Societal Challenge.
The study will explore and collect “big” data on health-related societal challenges and develop new indicators for assessing the performance of EU and national research and innovation systems. It will do so by developing a robust conceptual model addressing all key stages of the innovation process, mining large volumes of data on research results and impacts; and by analysing all these data using topic modelling, machine learning and other techniques aimed at natural language processing.
The study will be carried out in cooperation with partners from the University of Borås, Fraunhofer Society, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Athena Research and Qualia Technologies of Understanding. This study will be completed by November, 2019.