If an approach to a solution is confirmed in its principle function, the feasibility of specific applications must be assessed, and the market potential must be subsequently quantified.
This entails many questions for technologists and basic researchers. How can I validate my idea in test series and clinical trials? How do I implement a market analysis? How do I develop a GMP-compliant production process? How do I obtain an authorisation or certification? Scientists as well as small and medium-sized enterprises do not have the necessary know-how and required resources. The realisation of a product is often not attained.
Many steps are required to realise an idea in the direction of a product.