Technology Assessment

We are experts in mate­ri­als and process tech­nol­o­gy-relat­ed assess­ment and analy­sis. Our assess­ments con­sid­er the via­bil­i­ty, effi­cien­cy, and trade-offs between dif­fer­ent options. We rely on a detailed  under­stand­ing of the tech­nol­o­gy, an analy­sis of poten­tial mar­kets and costs, and risk iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Selected Types of Assessment:

  • Tech­noe­co­nom­ic Analy­sis
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Readi­ness Eval­u­a­tion
  • Competitor/Customer Research
  • Indus­try Research
  • Expert Wit­ness and Tes­ti­mo­ny

Ele­ments of Suc­cess:

  • Detailed and vet­ted research.
  • Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of key knowns and unknowns.
  • Thor­ough sen­si­tiv­i­ty analy­sis.

Technology Analysis

We devel­op tech­nol­o­gy analy­ses exam­in­ing cur­rent and recent devel­op­ments glob­al­ly and iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties. We have per­formed analy­ses of oppor­tu­ni­ties for renew­able ener­gy, ener­gy stor­age, semi­con­duc­tors, sol­id-state light­ing, sen­sors, and water purifi­ca­tion. Our approach has been to exam­ine the tech­nol­o­gy from a process or use view­point, includ­ing the roles of cur­rent trends and the poten­tial for tech­nol­o­gy dis­rup­tion.

Manufacturability Analysis

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We have devel­oped a niche exper­tise in Man­u­fac­tura­bil­i­ty Analy­sis; pro­vid­ing the frame­work for under­stand­ing cost, tech­ni­cal risk analy­sis, pro­gram plan­ning, and deci­sion-mak­ing.  It essen­tial­ly the iden­ti­fies and for­mu­lates a pic­ture of the readi­ness of a tech­nol­o­gy for man­u­fac­tur­ing and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the pri­ma­ry gaps (see our pre­sen­ta­tion here).

The ele­ments of a Man­u­fac­tura­bil­i­ty Analy­sis include:

  • Prod­uct Def­i­n­i­tion (Spec­i­fi­ca­tions)
  • Prod­uct Val­ue
  • Market/Value Chain Fit
  • Man­u­fac­tur­ing Flow
  • Cost Analy­sis
  • Through­put and Resource Analy­sis