Technology Charts

Implications of Commercialization

What happens when a technology is ready for commercialization, when the commercial development parameters favor opportunity, and when layers of uncertainty fall away to enable the technology to make an impact in the marketplace? This Chart maps the various paths the technology could follow given a confluence of certain circumstances. Depending on how the central issues, events, or activities come together—managed deliberately by industry developers or managed simply by fate—the technology could see commercialization in different directions.

Sample Chart: Potential Implications of Change