You are building some original technology. It:
- demonstrates a concept,
- makes possible what was previously impossible, or
- makes easy what was previously hard.
But it has no revenue model, per se.
A Science Project is typically developed by one or two engineers; it demonstrates some new capability in the form of an enabling technology, but is meant to be appreciated and used by an audience of fellow engineers. Ordinary end-users who just want to get a job done find it too complex, undocumented, or intimidating. They say it needs a degree in programming to use. They might be right.
A Science Project may be valuable if the enabling technology is differentiated, but is only a starting point, not a startup.
Productize your technology so it does a useful job for someone, hopefully someone who will be willing to pay for it.