Science & Technology Analytics

Sciligent specializes in applying scientometric and bibliometric methods for extracting key insights in the development of emerging technologies. Using science and technology indicators and the activities of organizations and sponsors, as discovered through their scientific publications or patents, Sciligent develops predictive assessments of how these emerging technologies will affect U.S. national security as well as strategic recommendations on exploiting their advantages or mitigating their impact.

We use scientometrics to help clients invest wisely in emerging sciences and technologies by providing a comprehensive view of the activities of the science and innovation community.  The difference between what our competitors at other consulting firms offer and our services is that we use the highly quantitative and evidence-based methodologies of scientometrics as the foundation of our work.  This "harder edge" that we bring to consulting engagements really shows itself to be advantageous when tackling considerations such as of the optimal time to act or the minimum level of effort needed to achieve results.  Some of the sophisticated data analysis techniques in our toolkit are shown below.


Technology Scouting

Strategically identify important technologies to satisfy client's needs and interests and assess the timing for investment

Novel Bibliometrics

Custom-tailored bibliometric analyses are performed specifically to provide solutions to client's needs

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Technology Forecasting

Forecast progress in scientific fields and developments in technology using quantitative methods

Technology Assessments

Scientometric measures, technical performance, industry activity and market efficiencies combine to evaluate specific technologies

Organizational Assessments

Quantitatively measure the productivity of large organizations like branches of the government, foreign countries, university centers of excellence and companies

Technology Roadmapping

Draft a technology investment and acquisition plan based on quantitative technology forecasts

Assessment of Expertise

Quantitative methods are applied to determine the importance and influence of leaders in scientific enterprises

Our Toolkit: Advanced Scientometric Methods

We are continuously developing ways to effectively apply modern data analysis methods to address our clients' problems. Below are the major tools in our toolkit, all of which can be deployed individually, or more commonly, in combination with each other to address each client's problems.

Co-Affiliation Collaboration Networks

An approach we are developing similar to Co-author networks, but instead using author affiliations, that dramatically simplifies examining large fields of study

See one of our Co-affiliation Maps

Co-Author Collaboration Networks

A network formed that links authors together based on the frequency of publications where they shared authorship

Technology Forecasting with Data Envelopment Analysis (TF-DEA)

When Pareto frontiers are projected across the time domain, predictions of best performers can be made.

Learn more about TF-DEA at Portland State...

Statistical Common Author Networks (SCAN)

A method we pioneered that measures similarities between two fields based on the number of authors shared between those fields

Read the published paper here...

Topic Modeling

A machine learning method that discovers shared themes within a body of documents

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Author Co-citation Analysis (ACA)

A clustering method that groups authors together by similarity, as judged from the frequency of publications they cite together.

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Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) Theory

Innovative ideas and technologies are first picked up by early adopters then diffuse outward to the general population

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Disruptive Innovation Theory

"Transforms a product that historically was so expensive and complicated that only a few people with a lot of money and a lot of skill had access to it. A disruptive innovation makes it so much more affordable and accessible that a much larger population have access to it"

The theory explained...

Pareto Frontier Analysis

A method for benchmarking products in the marketplace, or variations in technologies to assess performance

Learn more about Pareto Frontiers...