Assessment of Non-Financial Criteria in the Selection of Investment Projects for Seed Capital Funding: the Contribution of Scientometrics and Patentometrics

Gustavo da Silva Motta, Rogério Hermida Quintella
  • Journal of technology management & innovation, October 2012, SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT)
  • DOI: 10.4067/s0718-27242012000300015

Indicators for assessment of technologies

What is it about?

This article assess the potential of using scientometric and patentometric indicators as a way of instrumentalizing the selection process of projects for seed capital funding.

Why is it important?

There is an increasing interest in technology based enterprises for their capacity to contribute to economic and social development, but there is also some difficulty in assessing non-financial criteria associated with technology for the purposes of financial funding. Thus, this research selected one case in order to create scientific and technological indicators and to assess the extent to which these indicators may contribute to understanding the market potential of the technology once it is assessed.


Dr Gustavo da Silva Motta
Universidade Federal Fluminense

We concluded that scientometric and patentometric indicators favour the assessment process for non-financial criteria, in particular those criteria dealt with in this study: technology, market, divestment, and team.

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