Inventorum — A recommendation system connecting business and academia

Jarosław Protasiewicz

2017 W: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) / David B. Kaber; Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), s. 1920-1925

2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Banff, 2017-10-05 - 2017-10-08

The aim of this study is to propose an information system that should help boost cooperation between business and academia and their innovativeness. Its novelty relies on introducing such a system architecture and business processes that allow implementing the paradigm of open innovation easily. More specifically, the proposed system: (i) automatically acquires data from the Internet and extracts information about innovations and innovative companies to attract more participants; (ii) matches businesses and scientists to enhance cooperation; (iii) recommends innovations, projects, and events that suit the best to criteria set by users. The usage statistics comprising the first year after the platform has been launched indicate that it seems to be a valuable step to increase a knowledge flow and build an innovative environment. It is available online on the Internet for free use.