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Research project

Analytical services for startups: Examining the application and effectiveness of Protolyst in the innovation sector for startups and their potential investors (20k)

Project overview

The study will examine the following research questions:
1. How does data-based analytical service like Protolyst identify and assess opportunities for startups in deep technology sectors?
2. What are the key challenges that deep technology startups face in navigating complex markets and technological transitions?
3. What is the role of networked knowledge models in investor decision making?


Lead researcher

Dr Nicholas Dacre PhD (Warwick), MSc, SFHEA, FAPM

Associate Professor Project Management

Research interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Project Management: Exploring the transformative role of AI in enhancing decision-making and efficiency within project management.
  • Agile Project Management (APM): Investigating the adaptive strategies of Agile methodologies to enhance project delivery by promoting flexibility, adaptability, and rapid response to change.
  • Innovation, Technology, & Sustainability in Complex Projects (ITS Complex): Delving into the interplay between innovation, technology, and sustainability, and how their convergence advances the management of complex projects.
Other researchers

Dr Hao Dong PhD, MRes

Lecturer in Ops and Project Management

Research interests

  • Agile project management
  • Digital transformation
  • Sustainable supply chains

Dr David Baxter

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Innovation management
  • Agile 
  • Knowledge and learning in innovation

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups