Connecting Outcome Measures in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Science (COMETS)
The Connecting Outcome Measures in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Science (COMETS) database is the result of close to two decades of research, hard work, and dedication by a community of scholars working to join data about science, technology, and economic outcomes such that links between innovations, people, and businesses can be tracked better. COMETS is a direct outgrowth of the earlier StarTechZD, STAR (Science and Technology Agents of Revolution), and NanoBank database initiatives. COMETS is an integrated database which can trace the links from government investment in R&D through the path of knowledge creation, its transmission and codification, and ultimately in many cases to commercial uses yielding a better standard of living and better jobs. The COMETS database integrates data on government grants, dissertations, patents, and publicly available firm data. This project is designed specifically for broader impact. It provides a shared database that will advance discovery and enable research otherwise impossibly expensive for nearly any dissertation student or faculty member not located at one of the few elite institutions where significant parts of the COMETS Database are available. Please note that COMETS is tracking the universe of these activities, where available, not just the star scientist or select connections for which principle investigators, Lynne Zucker and Michael Darby, are most popularly known for. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.