Making use of STI mappings: empowering stakeholders to select the relevant STI for SDGs

Rafols, Ismael, Noyons, Ed, Ciarli, Tommaso, Confraria, Hugo and Yegros, Alfredo (2022) Making use of STI mappings: empowering stakeholders to select the relevant STI for SDGs. In: Ciarli, Tommaso (ed.) Changing Directions: Steering Science, Technology and Innovation Towards the Sustainable Development Goals. STRINGS, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, pp. 125-130. ISBN 9780995786288

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• Existing mappings of publications and patents hide the diversity of ways that STI may lead to sustainable development.
• In contrast, the STRINGS approach provides a visualization of research landscapes, based on research areas, revealing a range of diverse research options related to one or more SDGs.
• These visualizations illuminate gaps, potential synergies, and current imbalances in STI investments.
• Our interactive visualization tool allows stakeholders to inspect research areas that are potentially related to a given SDG, and to develop their own mapping, according to their context and perspectives.
• Rather than a unique map of STIs for each SDG, there are a multiplicity of ‘mappings’ dependent on the choices made by stakeholders.
• The tool is based on the Web of Science, a mainstream publication database with uneven coverage. More comprehensive databases are needed to reflect research activities in different disciplines and in lower income countries.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 11:04
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