Technology Dynamics: The Generation of Innovative Ideas and Their Transformation Into New Technologies, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Technology Dynamics

The Generation of Innovative Ideas and Their Transformation Into New Technologies, 1st Edition

By Angelo Bonomi

CRC Press

160 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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While science and technology research, sources of funding, performances, incentives and motivations for technology innovation activities are reasonably well understood by academics and policy makers, the complex process by which scientific results are exploited and transformed in new technologies through an innovation process is poorly documented and little studied. This book is dedicated to the complex activity of technology innovation with the aim to describe the process of generation of innovative ideas and their transformation into new technologies. It is based on the idea that technology evolves continuously with time, is changed by innovations, and is characterized by a dynamics constituted by technological processes occurring in organizational structures, but also during the use of technologies.


  • Discusses technological processes for innovation
  • Describes innovation within organizational structures
  • Offers information on interface of science and economic factors with technology
  • Suggests new statistical studies for innovation and new approaches for innovation policies
  • Examines the contribution of technology dynamics for statistical studies and promotion of technology innovation

This book is aimed at managers developing strategies for technology innovation, researchers interested in exploiting scientific results for innovative ideas and new technologies, and students studying economics of innovation. The book is of interest to private or public financiers of innovation and policy makers involved in economic growth strategy.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Technology and Technology Innovation. 1. Description of the Model of Technology. 2. Description of Technological Processes Concerning. 3. Description of the Various Steps of the Innovation Process. 4. Description of the Process of Transfer of Technologies and the Associated Role of Knowhow. Part 2: Organizational Structures. 5. R&D. 6. Startup–Venture Capital (SVC) System. 7. Industrial Platform System. 8. Comparison of the Various Organizational Structures for Innovation. Part 3: Technology Dynamics in the Description of the Innovation Process. 9. Technology Dynamics and Statistical Studies. 10. Technology Dynamics and Promotion of Innovations. Appendix: Mathematical Model of Technology and Applications

About the Author

Angelo Bonomi obtained a degree of Doctor in Industrial Chemistry of the University of Milan in 1969. In 1970 he joined the Geneva Research Centre of Battelle Memorial Institute for R&D projects and scientific research in electrochemistry. In 1980 he shifted to studies on technology assessments and trends. In 1988 he joined a start-up in France for contract research and generation of start-ups. In 1993 he started an activity as consultant for technological innovation in Italian industrial districts and for urban waste treatments and environmental protection. His major result was Ruvaris, a consortium for cooperation in R&D of about 20 firms producing taps and valves. From 2001 to 2003 he taught technology innovation management at SUPSI (Switzerland). Since 2012 he has collaborated as Senior Research Associate at IRCrES, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy, for studies on technology innovation and territorial innovation systems. He is member of the board of the association “La Storia nel Futuro” active in organization of study tours in the Silicon Valley for Italian students.

Angelo Bonomi is author of more than 100 publications in scientific research, technology innovation, environmental technologies as well in divulgation and educational fields. These publications are available on his personal site

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical