To support the FET open projects in developing and commercialize their results, the briefing consortium already found the main variables that have to be taken into account in the evaluation of the technology commercialization. Understanding the list of the variables to take into consideration in developing a new FET project is fundamental in order to start research consciously about the aspects to be developed and to be considered to commercially exploit the findings of FET research projects.

To carry out this activity, a theoretical research on three research fields was conducted on the topic of “technology commercialization”: the study of the origins and meaning of the word, a guided review of papers on the topic and research taking the lens of a blue-sky research approach.