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Accelerating the Socio-Economic Impact of Physics Technology for Health

CERN, Geneve, Switzerland & GSI Helmholtz Centre, Germany

While I was an EU Marie Curie Fellow, I collaborated with the HEPTech Network at CERN in Switzerland, and with GSI in Germany. I was seeking to map the scientific and technological information flows as well as the social and economic impact of high energy physics for health (e.g. see this study on particle therapy of cancer) and these institutions provided the necessary access to scientists, funding, and research support for such kind of work.


By using data-driven and mixed-method approaches, I identified scientific & technological trajectories, and suggested ways to accelerate the emergence of new technologies that can positively impact society. I presented different aspects of th work at CERN, Stanford, the European Commission, and a number of European universities.

This project inspired CERN to create Collaboration Spotting, a new platform that allows researchers to navigate the Web of Science and global patent data to identify opportunities for interdisciplinary research and technology transfer from the scientific and corporate labs to society. I was an advisor to the team that developed Collaboration Spotting, which CERN included among its success stories.

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