Welcome to the TIF Tool developed as part
of the BRIGAID project!
The project has been designed to help climate-change innovators overcome the so-called ‘valley of death’ when bringing an innovation to market. As part of this support, a Technical Implementation Framework (TIF) has been developed, including the TIF tool.
The TIF Tool is designed to help innovators identify possible societal, technical, environmental and sectoral concerns that their innovations may raise early on – and iteratively throughout the development – so that they may modify their designs and not become locked into those that are less likely to appeal to end users. The Tool should be applied at three ‘stage-gates’ – critical points in development at which innovators should pause to identify and address social, technical, environmental and sectoral concerns.
The self-assessment consists of twenty (20) questions related to societal acceptance, nineteen (19) questions related to technical design, twenty-one (21) questions related to environmental impacts, and twenty-four (24) questions related to sectoral impacts. The results and recommendations are summarized in charts. More details about the scoring system and components of the tool can be found on the ‘about’ page.