Foresight 2021: Top Emerging Technologies to Watch

October 23, 2020 | State of the Market Report

What technologies will you be following this year that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade? Each year, we ask our analysts the above question. We also investigate the same question using data – including patents, academic papers, funding, and more. This year, we chose 12 key technologies, and we’ve added an industry view, with the top five technologies for each of five key industries.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Advanced Materials
  • Agro Innovation
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Automotive Battery Tracker
  • Autonomous Systems 2.0
  • Bio-based Materials and Chemicals
  • Consumer IoT
  • Digital Health and Wellness
  • Digital Transformation
  • Electronic User Interfaces
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health
  • Energy Storage
  • Exploration and Production
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Future Grid
  • Industrial Big Data and Analytics
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Materials Design and Manufacturing
  • Next Generation Power
  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • Sensors
  • The Future of Mobility
  • Water

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Methodology for 2020
  • The list: 12 emerging technologies to watch
  • Industry view: Most important technologies for your industry
  • The dropouts: Technologies from last year’s list
  • Outlook

Lead Analysts

Michael Holman, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research
Kevin See, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research


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