Bibliometric Analysis of Scientific Publications and Patents of Functional Textiles and Fibers : Overview

This study was conducted within the EU-Project 2BFUNTEX by the Innovation Systems Department of the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.

To achieve the goals of the project scientometric and bibliometric methods were used for gaining an overview on a research topic and insight into scientific literature and patent applications, analysis and clustering in order to identify :

  • research fronts and their emerging topics and technologies as well as their dynamics,
  • application of technologies through patent analysis, and
  • key players, i.e. the most important organizations, top researchers and the connections between them