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The Technology Roadmap (TRM) concept is a consultative process that is designed to help industry, its supply-chain, academic and research groups, and governments come together to jointly identify and prioritize the technologies needed to support strategic R&D, marketing and investment decisions. These technologies will be of critical importance to an industry in the next five to ten years.

In developing a TRM, companies within a sector come together in a joint commitment to identify the critical technologies as well as the skills required to properly utilize the technologies of the future. The TRM, therefore, is a means to achieve a joint decision on future research and development, future skills development, and to establish a commitment to work together to address these challenges.

The TRM process in Canada is led by industry and facilitated by government.

The following documents provide information on the benefits of technology roadmapping, and how to develop Technology Roadmaps.

See also (from Sandia National Laboratories):
Fundamentals of Technology Roadmapping (PDF, 63 KB, 31 pages)