Our Services

Trend Foresight

We forecast, roadmap and scenario plan future technologies from 2 to 20 years so your organisation gains insider advantage by seeing what’s around the corner

For Tech Strategy, R&D and
Concept Development teams

The Problem

Spotting the next breakthrough technology trend is fraught with uncertainty. Some technologies are too early. Investing late can be too costly.

“We want to gain the competitive edge by spotting trends early, then move in advance of those inflection points occurring.”
Case Study

Forecasting the 20-year future of Unmanned Ground Systems

Robotics R&D programmes are ambitious and treading new ground. UK defence needed to foresee how trends and drivers underpinned by advances in science and technology could shape the next 5 to 20 years of UGS. Our Trend Foresight team mapped state-of-the-art performance today and the engineering bottlenecks that must be overcome to unlock future capability.

Our R&D teams are so concentrated on one priority route, they don’t see how fast another option is growing and how it could disrupt them

Why innovation-led organisations work with us

Insights from 1000s of scientists in leading labs
Unparalleled coverage across every emerging technology
Insider advantage to keep you at the forefront of innovation

Example Use Cases

  • By the mid 2030s, where can haptic display technologies improve safety on teleoperated offshore platforms?
  • We need forecasts on how robotics and autonomous systems can improve our manufacturing capability over the next 2-5 years
  • In 10 years, what is the expected performance of today’s proof-of-concept  quantum sensing technology?