We warmly congratulate FIND’s longtime Board member, Dr Carlos Morel, on being the 2018 recipient of the TechMining for Global Good award.
Carlos M. Morel, Director of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), and Senior Researcher, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) has actively participated in the creation of various worldwide programmes to promote research and development in neglected diseases, employing robust empirical approaches to inform strategic planning and policy development.
Examples of his work include:
- Revisiting the Concept of Innovative Developing Countries (IDCs) For Its Relevance to Health Innovation and Neglected Tropical Diseases and For the Prevention and Control of Epidemics (2018)
- Enabling Policy Planning and Innovation Management Through Patent Information and Co-Authorship Network Analyses: A Study of Tuberculosis in Brazil (2012)
- Co-Authorship Network Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Planning of Research, Development and Capacity Building Programs on Neglected Diseases (2009)
- Health Innovation Networks to Help Developing Countries Address Neglected Diseases (2005)
TechMining for Global Good
The TechMining for Global Good award is intended to recognize steadfast TechMining-enabled efforts to advance decision-making processes and policy options on typically under-resourced issues of global importance. TechMining, short for “text-mining of science & technology information resources,” is a special form of “Big Data” analytics. Using bibliometric and text-mining software (e.g., VantagePoint, TDA) as well as other analytical & visualization applications, TechMining analyses of Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) information resources result in actionable intelligence for technology management and/or policy development.
- Global TechMining Conference website