Science, Technology, Innovation & Society

The research area of Science, Technology, Innovation & Society aims to investigate the relations between science, technology, and innovation considering the processes of knowledge construction and appropriation and its impacts on production systems and society. It also seeks to study the mechanisms of creation, protection, and diffusion of technological innovation covering processes of prospecting and monitoring information that allow the development of indicators and scenarios that assist managers and policy makers of the related areas. The main topics of interest of researchers working in this area are policies, indices, and indicators; innovation and technology management; intellectual property; prospecting studies of technological; education strategies and methods for science, technology, and innovation; and analysis of social networks applied to science, technology, innovation, and society.

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