Use of technology mapping in identification of fuel cell sub-technologies

Arasti, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2010

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.05.071
  3. Publisher: 2010
  4. Abstract:
  5. Technology Identification involves developing a list of technologies which are, or may be, incorporated into products or processes. After reviewing Technology Assessment, Technology Strategy, Management of Technology and New Product Development in literature, four methods of Technology Identification are investigated: Value Chain of Technologies, Process-based Approach, Quality Function Deployment and Technology Mapping. A model facilitating decision making process is then proposed by which the most appropriate method to be employed is identified. The proposed model is examined in specific case of fuel cell technologies while preparing the Fuel cell Development Strategic Plan of Iran. 1 Specifically, by using Delphi technique based on expert opinion, a map of 198 fuel cell sub-technologies is devised and five technology categories are identified: Stack Component, Fuel Processing, Sub-systems, Simulation and Design and Interface Technologies for Transportation, Stationary and Portable Applications. Fitness of selected method (Technology Mapping) was attested by experts who were involved in the process of identification; although the validity and reliability of proposed model rest to be tested by using it in other cases in different contexts
  6. Keywords:
  7. Decision making model ; Fuel cell development strategic plan ; Fuel cell sub-technologies ; Iran ; Technology identification ; Technology mapping ; Decision making models ; Fuel cell development ; Decision making ; Fuel cells ; Mapping ; Product development ; Quality function deployment ; Strategic planning ; Technology
  8. Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy ; Volume 35, Issue 17 , 2010 , Pages 9516-9525 ; 03603199 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319910010402