CCAT Provides Customized Services and Awards
CCAT provides a continuum of support for technology development, evaluation, market definition and penetration, and business development in order to achieve specific commercialization objectives defined for each client. Two major categories of services are provided to clients selected on a competitive basis as follows:
Product Development Awards
Demonstration Projects - fund field demonstrations and beta tests with appropriate government agencies, acquisition program managers, and other interested parties to confirm a technology’s technical viability for system integration and/or operational deployment.
Product Developments - fund the conversion of a laboratory prototype to a commercial prototype, or a prototype that looks and performs like the commercial product. This award may include third party independent test and evaluation to validate performance criteria.
Business Development Services
Market Analysis Studies - perform detailed assessments within identified market segments to more fully define market size, pricing/cost features, competitive risks, and other factors for use in the development of market and business plans.
Market Feasibility Studies - identify and confirm leading viable market segments to determine market potential, risks, barriers, trends, and initial strategy for market penetration.
Springboards - provide an opportunity for a CCAT client to present its technology and business plan to a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, and technologists with expertise in the technical field to hone their presentation, marketing and business strategies, and prepare a more convincing argument for investment funding.
Strategic and Organizational Development - assess client's management and business structure, resources, and capabilities which may include assistance of an "entrepreneur in residence" to provide direct business development support.
Technology Showcases - introduce the most promising CCAT-funded technologies to investors, system integrators, and government acquisition managers.