Prof Jian Ma,
Department of Information Systems (Research Information Management Lab)
Innovation is a new driver for regional economic growth, comparative advantage, productivity, and enterprise value. Effective innovation requires the online collaboration of people, including industry innovators, entrepreneurs, venture investors, university researchers, and government officials. This talk presents the design and implementation of a collaborative innovation network platform, e.g., ScholarMate.com, for knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer. It connects people with knowledge and services to create an innovation ecosystem. With the help of big data research analytics, the platform can be useful for China’s national strategy to build Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau as an innovation circle.