Tech maturity assessment checklist

This checklist assumes that you have read our article, "Using data for estimating tech maturity". The purpose of the checklist is to guide you through a quick, back-of-the-envelope assessment of tech maturity.

"Is present" in the checklist below means "more than one".

Mature

If your topic is present in at least two of...
  • Venture capital investments
  • Market estimates
  • Mainstream news
  • Clinical trials, Phase 4
If your topic is in none of the data sets above, move to Intermediate.

Intermediate

If your topic is present  in at least one of...
  • Venture capital investments
  • Technology licensing
  • Patents

If your topic is in none of the data sets above, move on to Research-Stage.

Research-Stage

If your topic is present in one or both of...

  • Scientific publications
  • Funded research projects

... but nowhere else.

Hype

If your topic is present in one or both of...

  • Venture capital investments
  • Tech blogs

... but nowhere else (particularly not in scientific publications).

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