AML Rapid-Track™ Relationship and Licensing Model
Boosting technology innovation with business innovation
AML is an application development and licensing company devoted to the global commercialization of superconducting and magnet-based solutions. The AML Rapid-Track™ Relationship and Licensing Model is specifically designed to assure the successful market introduction of innovative new applications through intelligently structured business partnerships with visionary companies.
Driven by the AML Perfect-FieldTM Application Development Process, this Rapid-TrackTM model assures that our enabling technologies are properly applied to bring a proposed application from concept to a successful product or solution. The development stages that follow are configured for rapid progression through our Perfect-Field™ process for collaborative development, prototype, validation and pilot manufacturing processes – all with full transparency and detailed communications between AML and the customer.
As shown below, the process is comprised of six milestone activities. Licensing can occur at any point along the process:
Step 1. Assessment
We carefully assess the potential partnership for business compatibility – ensuring that the vision, business-case, funding and road-to-market plans are in place to enable an enduring market impact. This stage consists of:
- Clearly defining the field-of-use
- Business-case assessment
- Review of the application and its requirements
- Determining if there is a viable market and monetization model
- Determining if AML’s capabilities present a compelling value proposition
Step 2. Rapid Concept Development
If product vision and market opportunity appear viable, we begin design activities in earnest, including:
- Perform feasibility study
- Conceptual design
- Simulations and modeling
- Product development proposal and cost analysis
- Formalize understanding of engagement
Step 3. Demonstration
The completed design quickly proceeds to test and proving activities, including:
- Validation of models
- De-risking activities
- Development and testing of scaled prototypes
Step 4. Product Development
Following a successful demonstration stage, the project moves into commercial development, which includes:
- Completion of a joint development agreement
- Development and testing of commercial prototypes
- Technology transfer
Step 5. Road to Market
To determine the smartest business arrangement for taking the application to market, AML offers customers maximum flexibility. The goal is to provide development support and clearly defined rights of use for forward-thinking, well-managed companies across a broad spectrum of industries, markets and applications. Considerations include:
- Licensing at any stage of development
- Ongoing developments
- Strategic engagements for joint development
- Joint venture or spin-off
Step 6. Market Launch–Serving up a Win-Win-Win
The collaborative process culminates in technology transfer and market production under the terms of a field-of-use agreement customized to meet the unique requirements of the market opportunity.
Ultimately, the win-win-win result is success for our business partners, success for AML, and positive impact for a world hungry for sustainable energy, a cleaner environment and improvements in everything from transportation to medical therapies.
The first step is easy
If you can envision a new application based on superconductivity or advanced magnetic technology, we can help you make it a reality. To get started, just submit the simple application overview form.