National Science Foundation Awards ipIQ Contract to Develop Key Science Metrics

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The NSF and ipIQ leverage an over 30 year research partnership to continue measuring worldwide scientific research patterns and trends.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected ipIQ to analyze the vitality of the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. The NSF awarded the contract to ipIQ to develop indicators that measure patterns and trends in worldwide scientific research. The results will be compiled into the NSF's biennial Science and Engineering Indicators publication beginning in 2008.

"Since 1972, ipIQ has been providing pioneering research and analysis to the NSF, and we are honored to continue delivering this important work," said Eric Gillespie, ipIQ's founder and Chief Operating Officer. "ipIQ is well positioned to help the NSF measure the changing research landscape by developing new science indicators," Gillespie said.

ipIQ will draw upon its 30-year history of developing metrics that measure innovation and the quality of intellectual property to maintain consistent time trends and develop new indicators for the NSF. These indicators will enable the NSF to measure the knowledge flows, collaboration patterns, emerging areas of research, and the connections between research and practical applications around the world.

ipIQ's dedicated team of analysts and researchers implement a unique process to classify scientific research, including journals, patents, and papers by sector and include analyses from their proprietary patent databases to track the scientific references in U.S. and European patents. ipIQ will also leverage its proprietary data repository of more than 8,000 unified U.S. scientific publishing organizations to deliver the analysis.

Gillespie added, "Being selected over a field of major competition to support the NSF is a testament to the expertise, talent and focus of Dr. Karl Wilhelm, Kim Hamilton, and the rest of our analytical team. We are absolutely committed to the continued success of the NSF."

The base contract award value is $6.1 million, with exercisable options totaling $18.3 million. Results of the analysis and supporting data will be delivered to the NSF at regular intervals for inclusion in the Science and Engineering Indicators publication in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

About ipIQ

For more than 30 years, ipIQ has observed and understood the groundswell of increasing activity around Intellectual Property. We track innovation and technological movement across every industry, and our data includes many leading metrics used to analyze competitive landscapes, merger, acquisition and divestiture activities, R&D spending, and technology product strategy. ipIQ tools and metrics focus directly on the business value of patent-based technologies.

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