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Development of a concordance between technology and industrial classifications

Objective

The proposed work aims at developing a concordance between technology classifications and industrial sectors by linking Isle sectors, revision 3, to IPC subclass codes. For this purpose, an intellectual association of sector and technology codes will establish an ideal concordance. Then, an empirical concordance will be determined by relating the ISIC codes of about 3000 major applicants at the European Patent Offices and the IPC codes of their applications. In a last step, the validity of the concordance will be verified by checking the correlation of patent and foreign trade statistics. For EU member countries, Candidate countries, Japan and the United States, recent patent data will be computed broken down by industrial sectors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Breslauer Strasse 48
76139 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (2)

OBSERVATOIRE DES SCIENCES ET DES TECHNIQUES
France
Address
Rue De Vaugirard, 93
75006 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Mantell Building
BN1 9RF Falmer - Brighton