30 May 2005
A database is set up to identify emerging technologies. The format and content of the database is
designed to help the user in identifying emerging technologies and research areas that would benefit the
heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. Input was gathered from published information or
provided by experts in this domain. The database is accessible to the public and it is being updated
periodically. This paper introduces to the reader the database, outlines the design, and explains its goal.