The Journalistic W’s of innovation cartography

31 August 2011 by admin in News

The Journalistic W’s of innovation cartography

The Classic W's & H of Innovation

Who (these are real people)

Inventors and Authors on patents, scholarly publications, blogs, grant proposals, business plans, etc; humans who lead initiatives or have key responsibilities.

Which (legal entity, not a person, with apologies to Mitt Romney)

Assignees/owners/ affiliates/ subsidiaries, institutions.  Generally incorporated companies, whether for-profit or non-profit.

What

The subject matter: Title/Abstract/ Specification (Teachings), Claims (Legal Limits), the science, business and regulation of the innovation area.

When

Timeline of inventions, of discoveries, of rights and responsibilities.

Where

Institution of work, country and region of invention, jurisdiction of patent, geography of market.

Why

Ahh.. the big one: The innovation trajectory! what is the jigsaw puzzle (solution set) to which this piece contributes?

&  the

How