CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the most important labora- tory for particle physics in the world. It requires cutting edge technologies to deliver sci- entific discoveries. This paper investigates the time span needed for technology suppliers of CERN to absorb the knowledge acquired during the procurement relation and develop it into a patent. We estimate count data models relying on a sample of CERN suppliers for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator. Firms in our sample received their first LHC-related order over a long-time span (1995–2008). This fact is exploited to estimate the time lag that separates the beginning of the procurement relationship and the filing date of patents. Becoming a supplier of CERN is associated with a statistically sig- nificant increase in the number of patent applications by firms. Moreover, such an effect requires a relatively long gestation lag in the range of five to eight years.

Bastianin, A., Castelnovo, P., Florio, M., & Giunta, A. (2021). Big Science and Innovation: Gestion Lag from Procurements to Patents for Cern Suppliers. THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER [10.1007/s10961-021-09854-5].

Big Science and Innovation: Gestion Lag from Procurements to Patents for Cern Suppliers

Giunta Anna
2021

Abstract

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the most important labora- tory for particle physics in the world. It requires cutting edge technologies to deliver sci- entific discoveries. This paper investigates the time span needed for technology suppliers of CERN to absorb the knowledge acquired during the procurement relation and develop it into a patent. We estimate count data models relying on a sample of CERN suppliers for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator. Firms in our sample received their first LHC-related order over a long-time span (1995–2008). This fact is exploited to estimate the time lag that separates the beginning of the procurement relationship and the filing date of patents. Becoming a supplier of CERN is associated with a statistically sig- nificant increase in the number of patent applications by firms. Moreover, such an effect requires a relatively long gestation lag in the range of five to eight years.
Bastianin, A., Castelnovo, P., Florio, M., & Giunta, A. (2021). Big Science and Innovation: Gestion Lag from Procurements to Patents for Cern Suppliers. THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER [10.1007/s10961-021-09854-5].
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