Avenium Consulting produces competency database for KIC InnoEnergy
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 October 2012
MINATEC-based Avenium Consulting, a subsidiary of CEA Investissement, has just finished compiling a massive Europe-wide database of competencies covering 87 manufacturing companies, research centers, and universities boasting a total of 250,000 patents and 100,000 publications. The project was commissioned by KIC InnoEnergy, a commercial business incorporated as a Societas Europea that supports innovation in the field of renewable energy. The goal is to provide insight into the competencies—in six different technologies —of KIC InnoEnergy members as well as other companies.
Avenium Consulting was able to organize the massive amount of data gathered in just two months using its proprietary Innovation Index, which provides a qualitative assessment of a portfolio of patents, going beyond the mere number of patents to incorporate strategic factors as well.