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MLE on Evaluation of Business R&D Grant Schemes – first thematic report – Big data: data linking, new data sources and new data analytics methods

This report discusses the use of big data to evaluate grant schemes and other types of support for R&D and innovation by businesses. One aspect of big data – data linking – is already being implemented by several public agencies, while others – such as web scraping, text mining and machine learning – are less mature. The report includes examples from Norway, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK and other countries, and provides an overview of the challenges faced:  from data collection, data platforms and data analytics to the development of shared ontologies of relevant R&D actors, activities, support schemes and results, as well as data confidentiality and inclusion.

 

 
 
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2018
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Thursday, 11 January, 2018
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