Innovation Alliance R&D planning is industry-driven according to the market “pull”, not the developer “push”.
A technology development roadmap is created that spans multiple stages of research, development and testing (e.g. Technology Readiness Levels). The roadmap is based on user-driven needs and includes strategic objectives that can be achieved through multiple paths, rather than a single set of technology system performance requirements. This creates a “technology pull” that drives backwards through the readiness levels and defines “linkage relationships” among the stakeholders at each stage of development to ultimate end use.