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.
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.
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