Comprehensive analyzes of the Flemish research and technology activities in relevant domains, as recorded by the Flemish government.
The Innovation group conducts research in the area of the Economics of Innovation, and carries out the Innovation Survey and the Research & Development Survey in the Flemish business sector.
Where science systems are examined, cognitive structures are mapped and the impact of scientific research is measured.
The technometrics discipline implies the measurement and evaluation of technologic development, with a strong reliance on patent-based indicators. The ECOOM team is responsible for mapping and monitoring technology in Flanders and worldwide benchmark regions.
Who are the researchers in Flanders, how do they evolve, what does their career look like and what are the obstacles and success factors.
ECOOM-Hasselt is responsible for the development and semantic governance of classification schemes for research disciplines, funding programmes, research output, and technology domains in Flanders.
ECOOM-Hasselt is responsible for the harmonisation and modelling of metadata and semantics concerning research funding, research equipment, research datasets as well as university rankings.
ECOOM Brussels is responsible for the development of indicators and evaluation mechanisms for non-written research output, and focuses primarily on research in design and the arts.
ECOOM Brussels is starting a line of research into a better understanding of and methods for measuring the social impact of research in all disciplines.