What is the Explorer Methodology?
Our analysts use a structured series of
six Technology Charts to build a Technology Map for each of the Explorer
technologies that we monitor. This structured methodology enables our
analysts to graphically summarize the six-stage process for determining
Technology Charts answer the following
• What are the building
blocks of the technology?
• What parameters will determine technology
• Which issues are important to evaluate, and what
could be their commercial impact?
• What are the commercial implications of new
• What are the applications and markets?
• Who are the key players and what is the structure
of the industry.
By identifying where the technology is in
the commercialization cycle, companies can adjust their appropriate
level of investment. By identifying the leading players, they can create
the linkages that allow them to get the best product to market at the