Method

  • In the case of neuromodulation NETCULATOR uses text based data of 14,592 of scientifically relevant publications and patents worldwide – published in the last 10 years – and compiles, clusters and organizes it in order to provide intelligent information. By understanding this data you can streamline and align your company investments in order to be more effective.

Results

  • Netculator will organize the data into different groups. Each colored cluster represents a single article or patent. The distance between the dots represents their similarity to each other
  • This allows to see how the entire ecosystem around neuromodulation and how it is connected to each other
  • From high-level research fronts, it is very easy to identify the important emerging topics. In our case 18 research fronts have been identified and the customer has chosen to further test 5 of them.

Features

Flexible Chart Views

  • NETCULATOR provides various different charts, which allow a quick overview on the structure of a topic in regard to the key organizations, the major scientific disciplines involved or the most important experts. This helps to identify, the competitions position in a given field as well find partners for cooperation.
  • Netculator includes a variety of different out-of-the-box views, which allow a quick and easy overview of the results

Regional View

  • Where are the topics mentioned mostly?
  • Represents  the importance of a specific topic and quickly allows to see, where it has gained most importance.

Competitor Monitoring

  • NETCULATOR finds all articles and patents – which were either published or funded by a given number of companies and organizations – and groups them into the respective technology fields.
  • This highlights a competitor’s R&D strategy and allows for early recognition of key turning points in the same.
  • The example on the right reflects articles or patents published by the telecommunications corporation Orange.

Partner Monitoring

  • Each dot represents a publishing organization.
  • The closeness of two dots represents that the organizations have together published an article or patent in the past.
  • NETCULATOR highlights the important strategic partnerships and reveals partners for cooperation.

Flowchart View

  • The Flowchart View provides a representation of important topics and shows how they have developed over time and will give an indication on the maturity, also highlighting emerging and converging technologies.
  • By finding out whether a topic is gaining importance or becoming less important, you will be sure to focus only on the most significant topics.

Detailed View

  • The Drill-Down feature allows to quickly assess each node, and examine the details of the publication for further reference