Implementation of TRL and TRA tools to Korean Construction and Transportation R&D Evaluation for Improving Practical Use
국가 건설교통 R&D 사업의 실용화 향상을 위한 기술성숙도평가 기반 R&D 평가모델 수립에 관한 연구

Nam-Gyun Kim, Byung-Ho An, Hyun-Seok Lee, Jae-Hong Choi, Sang-Hyuk Park, Yea-Sang Kim
2012 Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management  
A Ab bs st tr ra ac ct t Recently as the advent of knowledge-based competition, the major industrialized countries including Korea, are expanding their R&D investment and promoting policies for diffusing of R&D performance. For this, NASA, DoD and such agencies in the United States define Technology Readiness Level (TRL) as a quantified indicator for performance management, and also impose Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) as a evaluation system, that evaluates technology maturity using
more » ... maturity using TRL. These tools are judged to be very effective in R&D projects especially with the object of practical use. When this concept is applied to the domestic national construction and transportation R&D project for the purpose of practical use, it is expected that the evaluation system overcomes its weakness of focusing only on academic results and improves significantly on intent of achieving practical use. Thus in this study, TRL/TRA implementation model of construction and transportation R&D project for achieving purpose of practical use is presented through an analysis of TRL/TRA concept and domestic national construction and transportation R&D project' s characteristics and current evaluation/management system.
doi:10.6106/kjcem.2012.13.4.110 fatcat:bsxkzcg7qbawnepd2sjjn7qt3m