Proposal of an Observatory of Trends for Nanotechnology in the Context of Technology Management in an Oil and Gas R&D Center – Case: Nanotechnology

Authors

  • Viviane Masseran Antunes Parreiras School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Program in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes. CENPES/Petrobras
  • Adelaide Maria de Souza Antunes School of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Lelia Lowe CENPES/Petrobras.

Keywords:

Observatory of Trends, R&D Business Center, Nanotechnology

Abstract

The paper presents basic concepts on nanotechnology and the use of this in an oil and gas research and development (R&D) center, the Research and Development Center Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello of Petrobras (CENPES). The aim of this paper is to present a proposal of an observatory of trends in the area of nanotechnology at CENPES, to generate information, such as the state of the art technologies, technological trajectories, movements of competitors and partners, and aspects relating to regulations and incentives for decision making in the technology management process. The model consists of five steps that should occur in a continuous cycle: literature review, expert consultation, analysis of opportunities and threats, timelines or roadmaps, and monitoring. In conclusion, the proposed observatory includes a set of topics (variables), sources, techniques of competitive technical intelligence and technological foresight, systematized in order to support decision making in technology management.

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Author Biographies

Viviane Masseran Antunes Parreiras, School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Program in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes. CENPES/Petrobras

PHD in course in the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in the Pos-Graduation Program in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes, in the area of Technological Management and Production Engineer at CENPES/Petrobras

Adelaide Maria de Souza Antunes, School of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Senior Specialist of INPI and Emeritus Professor at the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Permanent Professor in the Pos-graduation in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes in the area of Technology Management

Lelia Lowe, CENPES/Petrobras.

Process Engineer at CENPES/Petrobras, in the area of nanotechnology

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Published

2013-12-05

How to Cite

Masseran Antunes Parreiras, V., de Souza Antunes, A. M., & Lowe, L. (2013). Proposal of an Observatory of Trends for Nanotechnology in the Context of Technology Management in an Oil and Gas R&D Center – Case: Nanotechnology. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 8(4), 68-78. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/1375

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