About Explorer's Technology Maps
Developed using a structured, sustainable, and scalable methodology, Technology Maps provide an ordered overview of the enabling components of a technology, followed by a comprehensive guide to the many commercial development parameters, issues, and uncertainties behind successful technology commercialization and the opportunities arising from the technology's commercialization.
Technology Maps are the cornerstones of the Explorer service. All Technology Maps are available in print and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats.
Structure of the Technology Map
Each Technology Map has a similar structure, with the major sections beginning with a summary figure: a Technology Chart. These Technology Charts form the building blocks of Technology Maps and graphically summarize Explorer's process for determining commercialization. Each Technology Map contains the following structure:
- Importance of the Technology
- The Technology in Brief (Sample chart)
- Commercial Development Parameters (Sample chart)
- Areas to Monitor (Sample chart)
- Implications of Commercialization (Sample chart)
- Opportunities (Sample chart)
- Viewpoints Features
Review Explorer's technology list to see the technology areas we currently monitor.