Title: TRIZ-based technology-roadmapping

Authors: Martin G. Moehrle

Addresses: Universitat Bremen, Postfach 330 440, D-28334, Bremen, Germany

Abstract: Technology roadmapping in the outlined form is an effective tool for the conversion of a functional-overlapping and interdisciplinary innovation management. It generally helps the involved persons in a substantial way by identifying consensus and common adjustment. Technology-roadmapping can be used in different ways and at different situations. The spectrum ranges from one person a day, i.e. if a director of an R&D unit applies the technology-roadmapping to the domain of his unit, up to several persons over months, i.e. if several companies of an industry want to agree on a common technology-roadmap for technology-political reasons. In the form suggested here, technology-roadmapping is based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. From this, in first instance, the evolutionary patterns of technical systems get applied. Whether working with or without evolutionary patterns, the outlined process in this essay arranges the subtasks of technology-roadmapping into five steps, which ensure systematic complete and comprehensible results.

Keywords: technology roadmapping; technology planning; technological forecasting; technology foresight; TRIZ; theory of inventive problem solving.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2004.004929

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2004 Vol.1 No.1, pp.87 - 99

Published online: 26 Jul 2004 *

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