Time to Market 2017

Ask questions, get answers, and discover new technology assessment tools you can apply in your projects.


The Time to Market 2017 is the workshop focused on methodology for assessment of emerging technologies. The workshop will be held in Porto, Portugal. The workshop provides an overview of emerging technologies for government and corporate decision makers, venture capitalists, strategic investors and private equity bankers. Keynote speakers will analyze emerging technologies in the framework of technology maturity, market potential and their impact on established industries.

Assessment of Technology Readiness Level

Assessment of Technology Readiness Level, Time to Market Workshop

A TRL number is obtained once the description in the diagram has been achieved. For example, successfully achieving TRL 4 (lab environment) does not move the technology to TRL 5. TRL 5 is achieved once there is component/breadboard validation in a relevant environment. The technology remains TRL 4 until the relevant environmental validation is complete.

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. Each technology project is evaluated against the parameters for each technology level and is then assigned a TRL rating based on the projects progress. There are nine technology readiness levels. TRL 1 is the lowest and TRL 9 is the highest.

When a technology is at TRL 1, scientific research is beginning and those results are being translated into future research and development. TRL 2 occurs once the basic principles have been studied and practical applications can be applied to those initial findings. TRL 2 technology is very speculative, as there is little to no experimental proof of concept for the technology.

When active research and design begin, a technology is elevated to TRL 3. Generally both analytical and laboratory studies are required at this level to see if a technology is viable and ready to proceed further through the development process. Often during TRL 3, a proof-of-concept model is constructed.

Once the proof-of-concept technology is ready, the technology advances to TRL 4. During TRL 4, multiple component pieces are tested with one another. TRL 5 is a continuation of TRL 4, however, a technology that is at 5 is identified as a breadboard technology and must undergo more rigorous testing than technology that is only at TRL 4. Simulations should be run in environments that are as close to realistic as possible. Once the testing of TRL 5 is complete, a technology may advance to TRL 6. A TRL 6 technology has a fully functional prototype or representational model.

TRL 7 technology requires that the working model or prototype be demonstrated in a space environment. TRL 8 technology has been tested and "flight qualified" and it's ready for implementation into an already existing technology or technology system. Once a technology has been "flight proven" during a successful mission, it can be called TRL 9.

Case studies will be distributed to all workshop participants. Participants will be required to perform analysis of technology readiness and estimate time-to-market for selected markets:

Apache Spark Market
Browser as a Service Market
Context Brokering Market
Data Warehouse Acceleration Market
Data Warehouse Market
Deception Cybersecurity Market
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI): U.S. Government Market
DevOps & Microservice Ecosystem Market
Electromagnetic Railgun Market
Global Biofuel Production Forecast
Global Cloud Computing Market
Government Cloud Computing Markets
Hadoop Market
High Energy Military Laser Market
Human Resources (HR) Software Market
Human Resources (HR) Software For Healthcare, Market Forecast
NewSQL Market
NoSQL Market
Quantum Computing Market
Software Defined Digital Camera Market
U.S. Federal Cloud Computing Market
U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Market
U.S. Federal Government Mass Media Market
U.S. Federal IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Market
U.S. Federal IT Market Forecast
U.S. IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Market
U.S. Federal Government Mobility Market
U.S.-Mexico Border Protection Market
U.S. Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market
UK Human Resources (HR) Software Market
Ultracapacitor Market
Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market
Worldwide Defense High Performance Computing (HPC) Market
Worldwide High Performance Computing (HPC) Market
Zika Virus Preparedness Market

Participants will be required to submit their conclusions in written report.

There will be a plenty of time to socialize and network - we have prepared various entertaining programs to make your experience in Porto unforgettable.

Having a good time in Porto

In addition to the welcome, farewell receptions, and the banquet, we provide special events, such as wine tasiting in famous wine cellars of Porto, Douro river cruise, the Poto Night Exploration. All workshop participantss are invited to dinner parties to experience Porto's beautiful dynamic culture and cuisine.