The conventional approach to development of science into product is sequential in nature and defines the different disciplines required at each stage of development. The concept of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) embody this in peoples thinking.
The conventional sequential approach can fall into the trap of being focused on delivery of individual TRL milestones and not considering the next stage and the stages beyond
The EIL’s approach is to change the thinking horizon. Scientific, engineering and commercial thinking is embodied in the research phase. In this way the EIL identifies commercial opportunities early, considers the engineering and commercial implications of the science and builds new research programmes to accelerate the science into commercial products.
The EIL is a joint venture between UCL, UCLB and ionic ventures.
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