Quantitative science and technology studies

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    Tekniikantie 21, FutureHub

    02150 Espoo


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Quantitative Science and Technology team is interested in exploring and exploiting novel and unconventional data to comprehend complex systemic Social, Technological and Economical challenges (innovation studies). The team works to test and validate new constructs and variables that have the potential to answer nascent questions in Science, Technology and Innovation studies.

While our team works with a variety of problems from economics, corporate strategy and sustainability, we share a common thread in combining data to understand the complexity of the issues we want to understand better. We share an interest towards technological change, advancement and exploring multidisciplinary nature of technologies. We try to understand what drives innovation and technological progress and what are the true outcomes of innovation. This work often centers on productivity, implications of technology to society, technological emergence and sustainable development transitions.

The current research questions we are ambitious to solve through our projects are:

  • What are the novel big data approaches that allow us to better understand the developing nature of science and technology?
  • How can we measure the emerging Data economy?
  • How to better understand the changing nature of work and in particular changes in skill requirements.
  • How can we identify unseen data and model the lost natural resources (globally approx. 40%) and their impact to the innovation systems?
  • How can we find ways to improve the validity and increase the reliability of the big data utilization in innovation studies.
  • What are the relevant applications of time series data in innovation studies?
  • Why do R&D investments not translate anymore into productivity growth in Europe?

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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