Definitions for "pilot program"
a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
a school program that serves as a tentative model for future development
Usually a utility and Regulatory agency-sponsored program designed to test a theory for a limited group of customers over a limited period.
Keywords:  viability, test, concept, project, six
activity planned as a test or trial; "they funded a pilot project in six states"
A small-scale test project used to assess the viability of a concept prior to committing significant capital to a large-scale project.
Keywords:  upper, getting, helpful, way, support
a helpful way of getting support from upper management