Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning   »   2010 Vol.6, No.2

 

 

Title: Resource efficiency as a key-driver for technology and innovation management: dealing with an emerging trend in technology intelligence

 

Author: Claus Lang-Koetz, Nico Pastewski, Sven Schimpf, Daniel Heubach

 

Addresses:
Technology and Innovation Management Professional, Relenbergstr. 35, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany; formerly at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Stuttgart, Germany.
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany.
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany.
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

 

Abstract: Scarcity of resources, rising material and energy prices and global warming have lead to an increasing demand for resource efficient solutions or 'eco-innovations'. Technological trends can serve as an enabler here: New technologies can be the basis for resource efficient products, processes and services. With the concept ''Resource Efficiency Technology Radar'', technological options with resource efficiency potential can be identified and assessed. It facilitates a systematic technology intelligence process and includes an assessment of the future technological lifecycle based on the method Material Intensity per Service Unit (MIPS). The results can be integrated into technology and innovation management and planning.

 

Keywords: technology intelligence; technology planning; resource efficiency; eco-innovation; technology assessment; environmental impact; nanotechnology; technology radar; greentech; technology management; innovation management; technological lifecycle; innovation planning.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2010.035155

 

Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2010 Vol.6, No.2, pp.164 - 184

 

Available online: 09 Sep 2010

 

 

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