A new approach to micro-manufacturing road-mapping: Methodology and initial findings


This paper discusses a technology road-mapping event that was conducted with world-class MNT Researchers from 15 countries. The purpose was to establish timelines, drivers for change and to identify how academic research might evolve to meet the needs of industry. The purpose of the paper is to outline a methodology which was developed specifically for this form of activity and to counter the problems of more qualitative approaches conducted by an elite set of individual experts. The findings suggest the methodology is robust and capable of replication in other contexts.

Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Management of Technology,Birmingham, United Kingdom, 10th-12th September, 206-213