We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM) is an analytics tool that supports policy-making in the European Institutions in the field of innovation and technological development. Overall, TIM aims at giving a better understanding of the dynamic of innovation with the view to proactively design policies that are more conducive to innovation.
It enables for example the tracking of emerging technologies and of trends in science and technology or the benchmarking of technologies, innovation actors, countries or regions in specific scientific and technological areas. With TIM it is also possible to monitor how research networks evolve with time or to detect gaps in scientific knowledge where investments are needed.
TIM is being developed at the JRC's Competence Centre on Text Mining and Analysis.