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International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

 

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International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (3 papers in press)

 

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  • ROLE OF INNOVATION IN COMMERCIALIZATION OF BIOENERGY RESEARCH   Order a copy of this article
    by Mustafa Özilgen 
    Abstract: Role of innovation in commercialization of bioenergy research is reviewed by referring to bioenergy management within the body and the biofuel industry. Studies regarding the living beings follows a similar path as those of the medical drugs. The most striking biofuel research aims producing a renewable and sustainable product from the pollutants. Research universities and entrepreneurs are the major players of these activities. Less than 10% of the startups are successfully commercialized and the others fail usually when the entrepreneur runs out of cash and leaves. Therefore, intervention of the governments to the process with strong commitment is needed.
    Keywords: Bioenergy research; innovation; commercialization of a product; startup companies.

  • Ramifications of the second law of thermodynamics on innovation and sustainable future   Order a copy of this article
    by Yunus Cengel 
    Abstract: The second law of thermodynamics deals with the non-conserved quantities of entropy and exergy, and is associated with non-conserved entities like quality. The 2nd-law efficiency defines perfection. A process with a 2nd-law efficiency of 100% is thermodynamically perfect. As such, it involves no entropy generation, no exergy destruction and thus no waste of resources. Therefore, the 2nd law of thermodynamics is closely related to the concepts of sustainability, green practices, effectiveness, efficiency and performance. In this paper, energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainability are examined from the 2nd-law point of view. Then the 2nd-law concepts are applied to technology development and innovation activities to assess their efficiency and effectiveness and thus the best utilization of resources.
    Keywords: 2nd law of thermodynamics; efficiency; effectiveness; innovation; sustainability; green thermodynamics; entropy generation; exergy destruction; research and development; climate change; energy efficiency; performance evaluation.

  • ACCELERATING INNOVATION IN A CHANGING WORLD   Order a copy of this article
    by Kamiel Gabriel 
    Abstract: Innovation-driven economies have the foundation and impetus to create new jobs and new value-added products and services. Research and Innovation are at the core of the knowledge economy which characterizes the 21st century. Knowledge-based economies derive value from the application of knowledge to advance knowledge and create prosperity. Innovation arises from the new, typically societal or science and engineering based; and the incremental, research-based and process and industry-based. Innovation and commercialization are fluid and dynamic processes. They are constantly and rapidly drawing additional resources from more and varied communities of practice indicating that the transition from industrial to knowledge economy is well underway. Initiating, activating, and strengthening these systems in a jurisdiction is foundational to the development of an innovation-driven economy and should be central to the jurisdictions Science & Technology strategy. This paper succinctly summarizes the essential elements that contributes to a successful innovation eco-system in a rapidly changing world.
    Keywords: Innovation; global context; knowledge transfer; innovation ecosystem elements; clusters.