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Capturing the Full Power of Biomaterials for Military Medicine: Report of a Workshop Appendix C Roadmapping Process BEFORE THE WORKSHOP Define the scope of the roadmap Define the charter, mission, system boundary, scope, and team participants Identify priority focus areas: biomaterials for Wound healing Tissue engineering Agent delivery Sensor and detectors Recruit leaders and experts Identify all stakeholder groups Military departments, product developers, device manufacturers, materials suppliers, academics, interested consortia, others AT THE WORKSHOP Hold inclusive sessions Provide overviews of focus areas Military medicine and its importance to missions and personnel Biomedical materials, current and potential Hold panel discussions Describe facts, issues, challenges, opportunities Differentiate between facts and assumptions Conduct open brainstorming session Welcome all input Forecast any and all candidate technologies, projects, goals, barriers, ideas Identify overarching groups of ideas, and transfer to breakout sessions Hold breakout sessions Refine and add to list of potential roadmap elements Identify long-term goals, mid-term targets, and near-term achievables Identify gaps and “showstoppers” in the existing technology Time phase: near-term (0-2 years), mid-term (2-7 years), and long-term (>7 years) activities Include example elements When a product characteristic will be achieved When a technology goal will be reached When a basic research project will begin and end When an applied research project will begin and end When a processing or manufacturing technology will be needed When a technology demonstration is warranted When clinical trials will being and end Others Network roadmap elements
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Capturing the Full Power of Biomaterials for Military Medicine: Report of a Workshop Identify critical paths, higher-level goals, and decision points Identify fundamental research with the greatest potential for multiple impacts Point out critical capabilities as focal points for R&D priority Highlight specific opportunities for partners and projects, programs, and partnerships Find highest risks and highest payoffs Identify relevant barriers as they affect these goals and paths forward WITH ROADMAP IN HAND Critique and validate Refine product and technology definitions Gather data to back up any uncertainties or assumptions made in roadmapping process Develop consensus on needs and actions Develop implementation plan Focus resources on roadmap elements with the most promise Leverage resources to accomplish roadmap goals Coordinate with other organizations Identify common elements and synchronize time lines Communicate goals and planning Utilize professional societies, parallel organizations Review and update as needed
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