Identify Collaboration Opportunities: List potential collaboration opportunities between each pair of technological fields. These opportunities should be based on the areas where the technologies can complement, enhance or combine with each other to create innovative solutions, products or services.
Determine Collaboration Factors (CF): For each identified collaboration opportunity, evaluate the following factors:
a. Compatibility: Measure the compatibility of the two technological fields, considering factors such as the ease of integration and the similarity of underlying principles or processes.
b. Synergy Potential: Assess the potential synergistic effects of combining the two fields, considering factors such as the potential for new applications, increased efficiency, or improved performance.
c. Innovation Potential: Evaluate the potential for innovative breakthroughs resulting from the collaboration between the two fields.
Assign Scores to Collaboration Factors: Assign a numerical score (ranging from 0 to 10) for each collaboration factor (compatibility, synergy potential, and innovation potential) for each identified collaboration opportunity.
Calculate Collaboration Factor Score (CFS): For each collaboration opportunity, calculate the Collaboration Factor Score (CFS) by taking the average of the scores assigned to the compatibility, synergy potential, and innovation potential factors.
Calculate TFTci: For each technological field, calculate the TFTci by averaging the CFS values for all its collaboration opportunities.
Normalize TFTci: Normalize the TFTci values for all technological fields on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 represents no collaboration potential, and 10 represents the highest collaboration potential.
Rank and Analyze: Rank the technological fields based on their TFTci values to identify the most promising fields for collaboration. Analyze the relationships between these fields to guide investments, research, and development towards collaborative efforts that can produce significant progress and impact.