Bordeaux, France, 24-28 September 2018

This workshop over 4 1/2 days was divided into 2 sections:

- General presentation of the VIA Inno methodologies and the basic architecture of an analysis in technological intelligence, including also introduction to theoretical elements on patent information.

- practical session covering the scientific/technological field of each PhD thesis, and answering the following questions:

•    Who are the main applicants in a scientific/technological field?

•    Are there collaborations in the development of those scientific/technological fields?

•    Is there an outstanding temporal dynamic on the scientific/technological field I’m studying?

•    Who are the most active players recently?

•    Are specific specialties or sub-sectors emerging within my scientific/technological field? Is there a process of specialization?