Technology convergence network of PRIs.

<p>(a) from 1997 to 2001, (b) from 2002 to 2006 and (c) from 2007 to 2011. Consult <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0192195#pone.0192195.t003" target="_blank">Table 3</a> for the symbols representing the technology fields. The node size is proportional to the number of patent applications corresponding to the field of technology; however, it should be noted that each node has the minimal size for the sake of visibility.</p>