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STIS - Mapping research related to UN SDGs

Ed Noyons, Jolynde Vos, Jos Winnink, Oscar Romero, Gaston Heimeriks, and Ismael Rafols


Fri 29 May 2020 | 15:00 - 16:15
Online
Ed Noyons, Jolynde Vos, Jos Winnink, Oscar Romero, Gaston Heimeriks, and Ismael Rafols

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This presentation will show the preliminary findings of STRiNGS, a project that aims to map the ways in which science, technology and innovation contribute, or not, to meeting the Global Goals. We aim to provide mappings, at a global scale, for 2000-17 of: (i) the portfolio of SDGs relevant topics in STI; (ii) what actors have developed relevant STI, and have used STI to address issuesrelevant for SDGs; and (iii) the synergies between SDGs across science andtechnology areas.

Given that SDGs are policy concepts, it is necessary to make an interpretation of these concepts in scientific and technical frames to relate publications and patents to SDGs. Given that interpretations may differ, various approaches may deliver different mappings of SDGs. Therefore, as a first step, we will compare different mapping approaches carried out so far by different teams, including SIRIS Academic, SPRU, Elsevier, Utrecht University and the EPO (for patents).

See details of the project at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/projects/strings

 

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