Innovation ecosystems can be naturally described as a collection of networked entities, such as experts, institutions, projects, technologies and products. Representing in a machine-readable form these entities and their relations is not entirely attainable, due to the existence of abstract concepts such as knowledge and due to the confidential, non-public nature of this information, but even its partial depiction is of strong interest. The representation of innovation ecosystems incarnated as knowledge graphs would enable the generation of reports with new insights, the execution of advanced data analysis tasks. An ontology to capture the essential entities and relations is presented, as well as the description of data sources, which can be used to populate innovation knowledge graphs. Finally, the application case of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid is presented, as well as an insight of future applications.
WEBODE is a scalable workbench for ontological engineering that eases the design, development, and management of ontologies and includes middleware services to aid in the integration of ontologies into real-world applications. WEBODE presents a framework to integrate new ontology-based tools and services, where developers only worry about the new logic they want to provide on top of the knowledge stored in their ontologies.