Does your idea concern a generic or platform technology? This means that there is no specific application known yet.
A generic or platform technology refers to a technology concept that could potentially be used in or for various applications but does need further research to make it ready for proof-of-principle in a specific application.
The application of the technology is clear, proof-of-principle is ready and/or in progress.
Can you already think of applications?
If you have a clear idea for which application this technology could be used.
If the technology (concept) is so broad and generic and no application has been or can be chosen yet.
Is your idea based on unique know-how?
Unique know-how, regardless of the application you have in mind.
The know-how is not unique, however, for the application you have in mind, the technology has never been used and is definitely unique.
You or your team want to be involved in the process of getting this know-how ready for the market.
You or your team want to put serious efforts in (help) bringing this technology to the market.
At this stage, I nor my team are (commercially) interested in exploring the potential for application of this technology.
Is there a prototype, demonstrator, Proof of Concept?
Have you published this know-how anywhere or have you presented it at a seminar/…?
This know-how has been disclosed to the public in any form, via, amongst others, publications, seminars, public presentations, scientific posters, etc.
This know-how has not been disclosed to the public in any form, via, amongst others, publications, seminars, public presentations, scientific posters, etc.
Is this know-how to be published soon (within 6 months)?