technology roadmap

A type of roadmap that centres on a new product, process or an emerging technology.

Technology roadmaps are particularly useful to identify how incremental changes in current technologies may snowball into new products with a potential to disrupt existing markets, or where critical technology gaps (and opportunities for R&D investments) exist. They help develop a consensus about what current and future needs might be and what will be needed to satisfy them, and spot areas where combining R&D efforts could yield proportionally better, more effective results.