In the first paper titled “Combining the analysis of vertical and horizontal technology convergence: Insights from the case of urban innovation”, Ngoc Uyen Phuong Nguyen and Martin G. Möhrle combine vertical and horizontal technology convergence levels and provide insights from the case of urban innovation.
In the second paper titled “The interplay between technology and pre-industry convergence: An analysis in the technology field of smart mobility”, Hüseyin Caferoglu and Martin G. Möhrle provide insights of the smart mobility technology field into the transition between technology convergence and industry convergence at a very early stage
Both articles largely contribute to research on convergence.
The graphic was obtained from Curran, Clive-Steven; Leker, Jens (2011): Patent indicators for monitoring convergence – examples from NFF and ICT. In Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78 (2), pp. 256–273. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.06.021.