Next Rung Technology


Services Offered

Technology Development and Commercialization

Team development and leadership – cross functional and cross organizational team development and leadership to cover the spectrum of skills and capabilities required for successful technology commercialization, including international and partner / customer integration.

Engineering Definition / Tech Transfer documentation work with R&D and Engineering teams to bring technology from conceptual / laboratory / operations data understanding to next scale of commercialization (pilot, demonstration, commercial #1, follow-on commercial facilities) Structured R&D and Product development programs development and implementation including stage gate evaluation processes, risk management, cost-out programs.

Full operating and capital cost estimation and evaluations to ensure that project and product launches have positive economic modeling and resources for success.

Financial assessment of technology viability Due Diligence evaluations and investment / investor guidance.

Project Development, Execution, and Management

Project conceptual definition / scoping – including site selection, complete project cost and timeframe estimation, specializing in capturing complete scope including utilities, ancillaries, permitting scoping (with 3rd party / affiliate support), offtake evaluation, EPC and contractor bidding and selection.

Execution and Project Management -Technology and Engineering definition packages, in house or 3rd party engineering leadership through process design (Schedule A), in-house or third party detail design, EPC and contractor management, construction oversight, fabrication expediting and management through mechanical completion.

Operations and Organizational Leadership

Facility staffing and startup – plant manager selection and oversight, plant team selection and development, systems / processes / procedures creation.

Precommissioning, commissioning and startup - planning, systems acceptance from contractor / execution team, procedures preparation (commissioning documentation) and management.

Operations - planning, procedures preparation (SOPs), management and optimization, continuous improvement.

Manufacturing Sourcing and Scaleup

Supply and offtake partners – supplier and partner development and agreements, contracts negotiation, supply chain integration and continuous improvement programs.

Supply Chain Development and Optimization – structured qualifications processes for identifying, qualifying and onboarding suppliers domestically and internationally.

Fabrication shop selection and oversight – covering fully shop fabricated systems including processing equipment, utilities, water treatment and power supply / management domestic and internationally.