What is the topography of the Innovation Ecosystem in Italy? Who are its main influencers? Who are the hubs? How does information circulate inside it? What are its influences from abroad?
How can we map the Innovation Ecosystem in real-time, using social networks?
The project is part of the Human Ecosystems Project, for which we presented the Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome just a few days ago.
The Innovation Ecosystem captures from social networks the real-time data about how people discuss the various topics and modalities of Innovation, and uses Natural Language Analysis, Geo-coding, Network Analysis and Machine Learning techniques and technologies to infer the times, places and relations of Innovation.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIO1e98gxJM]
The system is yet another experiment that we are building to create a complexity-oriented approach to better understand the dynamics and the life of human ecosystems, this time in what regards Innovation, interweaving disciplines such as Anthropology, Netnography, Human Geography and Cultural Geography.
The data will be released as a real-time source of Open Data, so that it can be used autonomously to create anything from artworks, to reports, to applications, to novel products and services.