Beyond local search: bridging platforms and inter-sectoral technological integration

Carlo Corradini*, Lisa de Propris

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper explores the dynamics of inter-sectoral technological integration by introducing the concept of bridging platform as a node of pervasive technologies, whose collective broad applicability may enhance the connection between ‘distant’ knowledge by offering a technological coupling. Using data on patents obtained from the CRIOS-PATSTAT database for four EU countries (Germany, UK, France and Italy), we provide empirical evidence that bridging platforms are likely to connect more effectively innovations across distant technological domains, fostering inter-sectoral technological integration and the development of original innovation. Public research organisations are also found to play a crucial role in terms of technological integration and original innovation due to their higher capacity to access and use bridging platforms within their innovation activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-206
Number of pages11
JournalResearch policy
Volume46
Issue number1
Early online date4 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Fingerprint

Innovation
Local search

Bibliographical note

© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Keywords

  • bridging platform
  • technological integration
  • distant search
  • patent originality
  • public research
  • basic science

Cite this

Corradini, Carlo ; de Propris, Lisa. / Beyond local search : bridging platforms and inter-sectoral technological integration. In: Research policy. 2017 ; Vol. 46, No. 1. pp. 196-206.
@article{f3b60cc7dd6943369870952d4955b41e,
title = "Beyond local search: bridging platforms and inter-sectoral technological integration",
abstract = "This paper explores the dynamics of inter-sectoral technological integration by introducing the concept of bridging platform as a node of pervasive technologies, whose collective broad applicability may enhance the connection between ‘distant’ knowledge by offering a technological coupling. Using data on patents obtained from the CRIOS-PATSTAT database for four EU countries (Germany, UK, France and Italy), we provide empirical evidence that bridging platforms are likely to connect more effectively innovations across distant technological domains, fostering inter-sectoral technological integration and the development of original innovation. Public research organisations are also found to play a crucial role in terms of technological integration and original innovation due to their higher capacity to access and use bridging platforms within their innovation activities.",
keywords = "bridging platform, technological integration, distant search, patent originality, public research, basic science",
author = "Carlo Corradini and {de Propris}, Lisa",
note = "{\circledC} 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).",
year = "2017",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1016/j.respol.2016.09.017",
language = "English",
volume = "46",
pages = "196--206",
journal = "Research policy",
issn = "0048-7333",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1",

}

Beyond local search : bridging platforms and inter-sectoral technological integration. / Corradini, Carlo; de Propris, Lisa.

In: Research policy, Vol. 46, No. 1, 02.2017, p. 196-206.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Beyond local search

T2 - bridging platforms and inter-sectoral technological integration

AU - Corradini, Carlo

AU - de Propris, Lisa

N1 - © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

PY - 2017/2

Y1 - 2017/2

N2 - This paper explores the dynamics of inter-sectoral technological integration by introducing the concept of bridging platform as a node of pervasive technologies, whose collective broad applicability may enhance the connection between ‘distant’ knowledge by offering a technological coupling. Using data on patents obtained from the CRIOS-PATSTAT database for four EU countries (Germany, UK, France and Italy), we provide empirical evidence that bridging platforms are likely to connect more effectively innovations across distant technological domains, fostering inter-sectoral technological integration and the development of original innovation. Public research organisations are also found to play a crucial role in terms of technological integration and original innovation due to their higher capacity to access and use bridging platforms within their innovation activities.

AB - This paper explores the dynamics of inter-sectoral technological integration by introducing the concept of bridging platform as a node of pervasive technologies, whose collective broad applicability may enhance the connection between ‘distant’ knowledge by offering a technological coupling. Using data on patents obtained from the CRIOS-PATSTAT database for four EU countries (Germany, UK, France and Italy), we provide empirical evidence that bridging platforms are likely to connect more effectively innovations across distant technological domains, fostering inter-sectoral technological integration and the development of original innovation. Public research organisations are also found to play a crucial role in terms of technological integration and original innovation due to their higher capacity to access and use bridging platforms within their innovation activities.

KW - bridging platform

KW - technological integration

KW - distant search

KW - patent originality

KW - public research

KW - basic science

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85001129898&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.respol.2016.09.017

DO - 10.1016/j.respol.2016.09.017

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85001129898

VL - 46

SP - 196

EP - 206

JO - Research policy

JF - Research policy

SN - 0048-7333

IS - 1

ER -