We help you navigate the frontiers of science and technology to:
You need reliable intelligence to understand and assess the performance and potential of existing and emerging technologies — at the level of an individual company, a sector or even across industries.
But, this is a daunting task: data is spread across patents, publications, conference proceedings and R&D strategy documents. And, this data is exponentially growing in almost every technology driven industry. Scientific publications increased from 800.000 per year in 1982, to 2.2 million in 2012 per year, and patent applications over the same period rose from 200.000 per year to 1.1 million.
We help you navigate this vast and complex information, and provide you with deep insights for fact-based decision making.
We serve a variety of companies, whose commonality is their need to spot, track and evaluate the frontiers of science and technology. Our typical clients are professionals in:
We believe that every technology dependent organization, irrespective of size, budget or strategy, will benefit from our solutions.
Working with this abundance of information requires a very specific infrastructure of technologies, queries and algorithms. The ANT Works knows where to look, how to look and what to look for.
Besides our unique methodology, we pride ourselves in our intuitive web-based interface that boils down the complexity of the analysis into easy frameworks, maps and infographics - yet at the same time provides strong navigation capabilities to enable power users to zoom into relevant details.
You can reach us via Skype: theantworks, telephone: +31 2042611486 or mail: info AT theantworks DOT com.
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The ANT Works is founded on scientific principles in sociology of science, scientometrics and bibliometrics. We believe that the methodologies of these “young” sciences are of the utmost importance when it comes to organizing efficient innovation and R&D strategies.
Co-founder of The ANT Works and brewer of the secret sauce. Thomas is an expert in scientometrics, bibliometrics, alt-metrics, science parks, large-scale research infrastructures and academic entrepreneurship. Thomas has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and previously worked in the field of science and technology assessment and policy.
Thomas holds a PhD in knowledge transfer and dynamics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
As Co-founder and chief go-getter for The ANT Works, Jurjen focusses on new business development, co-creation of client strategy and operational excellence of The ANT Works. Jurjen brings experience in strategy consulting, business development and entrepreneurship and is an expert in academia-industry collaboration and innovation strategy.
Jurjen has background in History (BA) and Science & Technology Studies (MSc) from the University of Amsterdam.
Jeroen is the chief code-wrangler and a crafter of online products who loves to work in the intersection of design, development and product. His previous experiences include Hyves and TMG, where he headed the Design Team.
His background is in Arts & Science from the University of Maastricht and Communication & Multimedia Design from the Design Academy Genk.
Chairman of the ANT Works and all-round zoo-keeper, a global TMT executive, investor and adviser based in San Francisco. Marc’s 15 year career spans strategy, corporate development, business development and product leadership roles in high growth areas across the world, with Vodafone Group, Ooredoo Group, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Marc was Vodafone’s first Global Head of Knowledge, and became a pioneer in applying network analysis to quantify and improve innovation and knowledge sharing.
He holds a MSM/MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a MSc in Finance, with distinction, from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.