Clean Technology Meets Data Science: A white paper
What happens when two large, complex fields intersect? You get an extremely interesting set of problems that are at the cutting edge of what is technically possible as well as a suite of innovative products and business ideas that just might build the new century’s economy. The intersection of clean technology and data science has been known as “ecoinformatics” or “clean web” or “cleanweb 2.0”. While still in its infancy, the field promises to be one that is technologically highly innovative as well as spawning a trillion dollar market. Understanding what is likely to drive this technological and market innovation is key to making smart investments, building new companies, expanding the reach of existing ones and designing new careers. This white paper presents an overview of the technical and market aspects of ecoinformatics – when data science is used to solve problems in clean technology.