I’m currently trying to write my thesis plan, here are some general advices:
- refine your idea, play with it, try to find several applications of your idea
- don’t try to compete with industrial developments (big players)
- define a clear scope of your idea: which kind of applications will benefit from your idea ?
- define the emphasis on precise points (want to minimize latency, power consumption, latency, … ?)
- define a business model: who is the provider ? Who is the consumer ? What is the service provided ?
- find 3-4 practical or technical problems to solve in order to make your idea concrete
- have a careful look at the current literature, and find out the related works in the field of your idea and in the neighbors fields.
After this process, you should have a small document explaining clearly your novel idea and its direction. Then, it’s recommended to quickly advertise your idea by solving one of the technical problem and publish a paper about it, so that the scientific community is aware of your work.