What kind of Data?
Data is provided using a flexible approach. We can provide industry data at the smallest level, on a single product or service, useful for individual company development, through to full sector data encompassing thousands of activities.
Data can be provided on a global scale, by global region, global sub-region, country, country region, city, local authority or LEP scale, depending on client requirements.
We provide a variety of services and different depths of data depending on client needs:
· Provision of pure data to consultants, enriching their offering to their own clients
· Provision of data and market reporting to companies for in-house business development
· Provision of data, reporting and consultation services for business development
· Provision of data and structured reporting to governments on a variety of sectors
· Profiling of new technologies/products for companies, universities and investors to assess the target market and/or find new market across different sectors
· Competent persons assessments of large projects
· Bespoke taxonomy development for specific markets - where a client requires a very narrow definition of a market, existing taxonomies of data can be altered, with products/services added or removed to create specific datasets, with optional reporting
Why a Taxonomy?
The kMatrix methodology is based around the production of a taxonomy, similar to that used for biological taxonomic ranking, with similar products and services being grouped together.
As an illustration, the sector is Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS), which is then broken down into three Level 1 sub-sectors, one of which is Renewable Energy, which is in turn broken down into seven Level 2 sub-sectors, one of which is Wind that is then broken down into a further three Level 3 sub-sectors and so on:
Although the taxonomy is reported and organised ‘top down’ as it goes from the sector to Level 1, to Level 2 etc, the data is gathered and organised from the ‘bottom up’. The data is collected at the most finite disaggregation and then ‘rolled up’ to form the different levels. The current LCEGS sector definition includes 2,800 product and service activities at level 5 that are derived from sector supply chain activities (componentry & assemblies) and value chain activities (R&D, Supply & Training).
How is a Taxonomy Arranged?
A taxonomy is arranged as a table, with each line representing the data at the level required. The table below shows the LCEGS sector used as an example in the diagram above, in tabular form to 'Level 2'. The complete dataset is 2,770 lines at Level 5, representing 2,770 different products and services within the sector and its chain of supply. The sales figures for the Low Carbon Level 1 sub-sector would be the sum of the Level 2 sub-sectors in the Low Carbon rows. Data can be provided in tabular form down to Level 5, or as a series of tables and graphs to the level of detail required by the client.
This method of arranging data allows a single line to be analysed for use during business strategy and development. Or larger segments of the sector to be analysed for policy development for example. In this way, the same data can have many different uses, depending on the analyst using it.
By using a taxonomy, which is a way of segmenting a sector, the sector can evolve over time, with redundant activities being removed and new technologies or processes being added.
|Sector||Level 1||Level 2||Sales £m|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Additional Energy Sources||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Alternative Fuel Vehicle||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Alternative Fuels||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Building Technologies||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Carbon Capture & Storage||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Carbon Finance||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Energy Management||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Low Carbon||Nuclear Fuel||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Cont. Land Reclam & Remed||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Enviro Monit., Instrum. & Analysis||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Marine Pollution Control||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Noise & Vibration Control||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Recovery & Receycling||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Environmental||Water & Waste Water Treatement||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Renewable Energy||Renewable Consultancy||xxxxxxxx|
|LCEGS||Renewable Energy||Wave & Tidal||xxxxxxxx|