SARGASSO Request for Development (RFD)
The Request for development (RFD) defines your innovation. It is a rough outline of the roadmap needed to develop the idea into a commercialized product or service. The RFD is typically not yet mature enough to put on the TRL-scale*. Keep it short and sweet with your future customers top of mind, clearly stating the business case of the innovation.
* Technology Readiness Level
Summary of RFD (ca 200 words)
Opportunities for the partner
Approaches should not include
Degree of confidentiality
Week 1 - Issue of RFP to SMTF members
Week 3 - Deadline for expression of interest from members and issue of RFP to SARGASSO’s wider network
Week 4 - Members expression of interest sent to RFP-owner
Week 6 - Deadline for expression of interest from wider network
Week 7 - List of expression of interest sent to RFP-owner followed by a Skype meeting
Week 10 - Obligatory follow up of proceedings
The RFD-owner is obliged to provide information on the outcome of the results over a longer period of time as agreed with SMTF on a case to case basis.