Welcome to Luciano Kay's website.
I am a research professional with several years of experience in policy analysis and research on a range of topics related with economic development, science and technology and innovation policy.
I hold a Postdoctoral Scholar position with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at University of California Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) and also am a Research Associate with The Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), Georgia Institute of Technology. I am based in Santa Barbara, California (USA).
I focus on a number of areas: nanotechnology and other emerging technologies, inducement prizes and other innovation incentives, big data and bibliometric and patent analysis, and other science, technology and innovation projects. I investigate these topics from the policy and corporate strategy perspectives, using diverse methods such as bibliometric and patent analysis and case studies. Check out the projects page.
My new book
"Technological Innovation and Prize Incentives. The Google Lunar X Prize and Other Aerospace Competitions" presents the results of an empirical, case study research on the effect of prizes on technological innovation. This research looks at three recent prizes in the aerospace sector: the Google Lunar X Prize, the Ansari X Prize, and the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Read this article for more information on this book.
These are recent publications, check out the full list here.
"Signs of Things to Come? What Patent Submissions by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Say About Corporate Strategies in Emerging Technologies." with Jan Youtie and Phil Shapira [In press]
"Bibliographic coupling and network analysis to assess knowledge coalescence in a research center environment." with Jan Youtie and Julia Melkers [link]
Quick links to my affiliations:
Center for Nanotechnology in Society at University of California Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB)
The Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Georgia Tech (STIP).