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The Emerging Trend of Technological Convergence and Tasks for Science Parks

  • Kang, Byung-Joo;Oh, Deog-Seong
    • World Technopolis Review
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.16-26
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    • 2012
  • Many scientists today say that converged technologies, not specifically dedicated technologies, will be in the vanguard in the $21^{st}$ century. Technological Convergence is the merging of different areas of technology to perform similar tasks. Since we are living in the era of Technological Convergence, it is time for us to think about how to cope with the daily demands we are facing in science parks. Technological Convergence is a mega trend in commercial areas today but, so far, no science parks seem to have tried to reshape their management policies or programs in order to utilize this trend. For the development of science parks we suggest some tasks such as: identify potentials for Technological Convergence, establish a convergent ecosystem by building connections across stove-piped systems, effect a technological convergence platform, and conduct further research for strengthening plans for converging technologies.

Technological Convergence of IT and BT: Evidence from Patent Analysis

  • Geum, Young-Jung;Kim, Chul-Hyun;Lee, Sung-Joo;Kim, Moon-Soo
    • ETRI Journal
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    • v.34 no.3
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    • pp.439-449
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    • 2012
  • In recent innovation trends, one notable feature is the merging and overlapping of technologies: in other words, technological convergence. A key technological convergence is the fusion of biotechnology (BT) and information technology (IT). Major IT advances have led to innovative devices that allow us to advance BT. However, the lack of data on IT-BT convergence is a major impediment: relatively little research has analyzed the inter-disciplinary relationship of different industries. We propose a systematic approach to analyzing the technological convergence of BT and IT. Patent analysis, including citation and co-classification analyses, was adopted as a main method to measure the convergence intensity and coverage, and two portfolio matrices were developed to manage the technological convergence. The contribution of this paper is that it provides practical evidences for IT-BT convergence, based on quantitative data and systematic processes. This has managerial implications for each sector of IT and BT.

Technological Convergence Strategy and Growth Policy of SMEs in Korea: Network Analysis on IT and BT Convergence (국내 중소기업의 기술융합 전략 및 성장 정책: IT & BT 융합기술 기반 네트워크 분석)

  • Lee, Sang-Hoon;Kwon, Sang-Jib
    • Knowledge Management Research
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.113-137
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    • 2015
  • Many scholars have addressed the technological convergence of small-medium sized firms in Korea and their impact on the economic growth of nation. Nevertheless, most studies have been investigated the relationship between entrepreneurship and venture creation, and a few studies have analyzed the innovation and technological convergence of SMEs. The purpose of this research is to gain industrial insight into the technological convergence and to suggest a dynamic growth policy for entrepreneurs of SMEs to improve their convergence performance based on IT and BT. Therefore, we intend to propose solutions to these key questions in convergence such as; what are the key patterns in the process of technological convergence of SMEs on IT and BT, and what kinds of strategy do their need? In order to answer these research questions, we adopt network analysis using patent citation information. Results of network analysis revealed that building ecosystem based on government and universities is one of the most important factors for the future growth of SMEs in Korea. Also, the fit between technological convergence direction of SMEs and division of convergence structure of government and universities will be positively associated with dynamic growth of SMEs in Korea. In conclusion, this research extends the current studies on important aspects of SMEs in the technological convergence process by proposing their growth in convergence process to a newly converging context, IT and BT, and shed light on the integrative perspectives of crucial roles of SMEs on innovation performance in the IT and BT technological convergence.

A Comparative Study on the Trend of Technological Convergence (기술융합의 세계적 추세와 한국의 현황 비교분석)

  • Lee, June Young;Kim, Dohyun;Ahn, Sejung;Kwon, Oh-Jin;Moon, Yeong-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers
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    • v.39 no.3
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    • pp.222-232
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    • 2013
  • In recent years, 'technological fusion or convergence' has drawn a lot of attention of innovation researchers and governmental policy makers as the driving force of technological innovation and industrial growth. There are, however, few studies on the analysis of longitudinal trends of technological convergence and its comparison between global and national level. In this study, with the citation data of about 18 million articles, we analyzed 1) the growth of representative convergence research areas, 2) the convergence of citing patterns between research fields, and 3) the changing trend of diversity index of all research fields. We conclude that technological convergence in korea shows the relatively strong orientation to the combination of neighboring fields than that of heterogenous fields in comparison to global trend. In particular, the relatively weak activity of cognitive science and the low level of mutual exchange between arts/humanities/social sciences and natural/engineering sciences in Korea are emphasized.

Possibilities of Technological Convergence by ICT Suppliers: An Empirical Study on Automotive Industry (ICT 공급자에 의한 기술 융합의 가능성: 자동차 산업에서의 실증적 연구)

  • Ham, Kyung Sun;Jung, Jae Won;Lee, Jung Hoon
    • Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.103-126
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    • 2017
  • By the means of pervasiveness of ICT, ICT firms in the dynamic competition try to get the competitive advantage through the combination with the other industrial technologies and the firms in other industries also seek innovations in this way. To ICT suppliers, the application industries were completely different before but if ICT is applied to that industries once, the convergence phenomenon could occur as a part of an ICT industry. So, this research focuses the causality between ICT supplier's behavior and technological convergence according to the research question about what should ICT firms do for ICT convergence. We observed technological changes in the automotive industry through the Nasdaq listed firms' patent activities of 10-year period from the perspective of evolutionary theory. As a result, while the innovativeness of technological trials by ICT suppliers enhances the possibility of technological convergence, diversity of those can reduce the emergence of ICT convergence. This implies that ICT firms should focus specialized technologies for convergence rather than various technological options for the uncertain future.

A Patent Trend Analysis for Technological Convergence of IoT and Wearables (IoT와 Wearables 기술융합을 위한 특허동향분석)

  • Kang, Ji Ho;Kim, Jong Chan;Lee, Jun Hyuck;Park, Sang Sung;Jang, Dong Sik
    • Journal of the Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.306-311
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    • 2015
  • This study aims at analyzing the convergence of Internet-of-Things and wearables technologies using cooperative patent classification(CPC). CPC, introduced to an increasing number of technological fields of Korean patents, is expected to be widely used in Patent Informatics because the classification codes in CPC are more specific than those of IPC, which reflect the characteristics of technologies in detail with accuracy. CPC has seldom been used up to date and most of the previous researches on technological convergence used IPC. As a pre-analysis step for analyzing the trend of technological convergence of IoT and wearables, CPC and IPC codes assigned to each patent were compared. By applying association rule mining to the analysis of CPC codes, we identified the technological fields where convergence frequently takes place and examined the trend of technological convergence over time.

ICT Convergence and Education

  • Mamatmuradova, Madina Ubaydulla
    • Journal of Multimedia Information System
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.43-46
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    • 2018
  • The paper considers the main processes of evolution and convergence of information and communication technologies, which have a permanent source for creation and introduction of innovations in learning and education. The modern scientific and technological revolution gives new features to all modern activities, including activities in the sphere of education, influencing it and transforming its phases, form and content, and perhaps understanding in general. Consequently, general understandings about the essence of the provision of educational services and their technological support are also being transformed. Note that, according to scientists, convergence is a new determinant of the development of society, and evolution is a multidimensional natural process of development (becoming).

Analyzing Technology-Service Convergence Using Smartphone Application Services (스마트폰 애플리케이션 서비스의 기술-서비스 융합 양상 분석)

  • Geum, Youngjung;Min, Hyejong
    • Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers
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    • v.42 no.1
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    • pp.1-19
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    • 2016
  • Recently, the emergence of smartphone foster the technological convergence. This convergence no longer takes place within technologies only. Rather, convergence phenomena happen as a form of embodied services. However, previous research on convergence has been subject to the technology-oriented studies, including suggesting patent-based indexes or analyzing technological characteristics. However, investigating technology-service convergence is critical since most of new smart services are technology-based convergence services. Therefore, we analyze the pattern of technology-service convergence which occurs in the smartphone application services. We divided the smatphone application services into four categories, and employ a network analysis to represent the convergence phenomena of each category. Our study is expected to provide meaningful implication in new service development practice.

Technological Convergence Trend through Patent Network Analysis: Focusing on Patent Data in Korea, U.S., Europe, and Japan (특허 네트워크 분석을 통한 융합 기술 트렌드 분석: 한국.미국.유럽.일본의 특허데이터를 중심으로)

  • Baek, Hyun Mi;Kim, Myung Seuk
    • Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.11-19
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    • 2013
  • Many companies are developing a numerous number of new products and business models for their sustainable growth. First, their unique technological capability needs to be obtained to develop new products and services. However, as the applicable period of a technology into its industrialization becomes shorter and shorter, the necessity of technological convergence is increasing. Therefore, this study aims to look at the patent status in Korea for the last ten years to analyze in which direction technological convergence had advanced and further compare the patent status in Korea with that in U.S., Europe, and Japan. In addition, this study looks at the impact of converged patent technology on the sales in relevant industries. To this end, this study collected 5,000 patents applied from 2000 to 2009 for the last ten years in Korea, U.S., and Europe every year and conducted network analysis by using UCINET, social network analysis program. In this study, we drew our research findings as follows: First, we could find that technological convergence increased over time and what technology was in the center of fusion. Second, our correlation analysis found that as we had more technological convergence, it was more related to the sales in relevant industries.

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Analyzing Technological Convergence for IoT Business Using Patent Co-classification Analysis and Text-mining (특허 동시분류분석과 텍스트마이닝을 활용한 사물인터넷 기술융합 분석)

  • Moon, Jinhee;Gwon, Uijun;Geum, Youngjung
    • Journal of Technology Innovation
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.1-24
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    • 2017
  • With the rise of internet of things (IoT), there have been several studies to analyze the technological trend and technological convergence. However, previous work have been relied on the qualitative work that investigate the IoT trend and implication for future business. In response, this study considers the patent information as the proxy measure of technology, and conducts a quantitative and analytic approach for analyzing technological convergence using patent co-classification analysis and text mining. First, this study investigate the characteristics of IoT business, and characterize IoT business into four dimensions: device, network, platform, and services. After this process, total 923 patent classes are classified into four types of IoT technology group. Since most of patent classes are classified into device technology, we developed a co-classification network for both device technology and all technologies. Patent keywords are also extracted and these keywords are also classified into four types: device, network, platform, and services. As a result, technologies for several IoT devices such as sensors, healthcare, and energy management are derived as a main convergence group for the device network. For the total IoT network, base network technology plays a key role to characterize technological convergence in the IoT network, mediating the technological convergence in each application area such as smart healthcare, smart home, and smart grid. This work is expected to effectively be utilized in the technology planning of IoT businesses.