How To Use The ITONICS Trends & Emerging Technologies For Your Organization

The ITONICS Showroom aims to provide you with access to relevant and impactful Trends and Emerging Technologies that have been rigorously researched and rated.

  1. What are ITONICS Emerging Technologies and Trends?
  2. How to Identify relevant ITONICS emerging technologies and trends in ITONICS Showroom?

  3. How to get the ITONICS emerging technologies and trends in your Workspace?
  4. Next steps to identify which trends and technologies are relevant for your organization

What are ITONICS Emerging Technologies and Trends?

ITONICS provides access to a dynamic collection of 170+ emerging technologies and trends, thousands of inspirations, various thematic presets, and preconfigured Radars to help kickstart your continuous foresight journey.

 

 ðŸ’¡What is the ITONICS emerging technology and trend methodology?

 

The ITONICS emerging technologies and trends rely on a structured environmental scanning methodology to identify new and meaningful drivers of change that are likely to impact businesses, consumers, and markets in the coming years. 

 

Using ITONICS Insights as the scouting engine, our analysts rely on data from thousands of verified sources across top-trafficked news sites, curated RSS feeds, European and U.S. patent databases, and scientific publications. These sources are updated on a daily, or in the case of patents, weekly basis and incorporate millions of signals

 

Based on Natural Language Processing (NLP), ITONICS Insights automatically tags signals and organizes them into Timeline, World map, and Topic cluster Visualizations. These tools help our analysts identify broad patterns—for instance, if a topic is on the rise or decline, in which countries it is growing, and to what other technologies, trends, industries, and megatrends it is related. 

 

Equipped with evidence of where and how change is occurring, our analysts perform additional research to attribute context and substance to the emerging technologies and trends.

ITONICS Technologies

Each emerging technology is presented with a detailed description, which contains the implications for innovation, and a snapshot of its future potential. It also holds segmentation, descriptive tags, and relations to substantiate and contextualize each technology.

Our analyst teams provide targeted and tailored analysis ratings for Scope, Potential Impact, Complexity, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL).

ITONICS Trends

Each emerging trend is presented with a detailed description of its development, implications for innovation, and a snapshot of its future potential. Segmentation, descriptive tags, and relations substantiate and contextualize each driver of change.

Our analyst teams provide targeted and tailored analysis ratings for Scope, Potential Impact, Time to Market Impact, and Adoption Stage.

ITONICS Inspirations

Supporting the emerging technologies and trends are thousands of cross-industry Inspirations. Inspirations are evidence of how innovative organizations or individuals are responding to trends or utilizing technology in the real world. Inspirations nurture fresh thinking and can provide springboards for ideation.

How to Identify relevant ITONICS emerging technologies and trends in ITONICS Showroom?


The ITONICS Showroom provides access to a dynamic collection of 170+ emerging technologies and trends, and thousands of inspirations. You can use different visualizations to identify relevant technologies and trends for your challenge.

How to use ITONICS to monitor trends and technologies

Card View

The Card view enables you to quickly scan Elements in the ITONICS Showroom. You can use the selection of saved filter presets in the Card View to filter for different industries and megatrends.

Apply these filter presets to see the emerging technologies, trends, and inspirations that have greater relevance to the different industries and megatrends.

The following industry filter presets are available in the ITONICS Showroom

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Chemicals & Materials
  • Energy
  • Food & Drink
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Retail 

The megatrend presets include: 

  • Digital Transformation
  • Future of Work
  • Sustainability Imperative

ITONICS Radar

The ITONICS Radar graphically represents your corporate environment and shows blind spots, fields of action, and strategic options. It enables you to build up an overview of how different trends, technologies, or startups can impact your company's strategy. 

The Radars in the ITONICS Showroom have been preconfigured to provide an overview of emerging trends and technologies.

 Trend Radar  

The segmentation of the trend radar is set up according to the S(T)EEP analysis framework. The distance from the center is represented by the potential impact (very high - none) and the color of the dot visualizes the adoption stage of the emerging trend.

Technology Radar

The segmentation of the technology radar is based on the technology taxonomy from ITONICS. The distance from the center is represented by the potential impact (very high - none) and the color of the dot visualizes the adoption stage of the emerging technology.


How to get the  ITONICS emerging technologies and trends in your Workspace?


To work with your identified trends and technologies, you need to import them into their own Workspace. This will allow you to edit any Element, create discussions in the comments, or add your own ratings to the trends and technology. To do so follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Explorer Grid in the ITONICS Showroom.
  2. Filter for different industries or Megatrends with the saved filter preset.s
  3. Select all the Elements you want to work with. 
  4. Copy these Elements into your own Workspace. 
  5. Open the Trend Radar in your Workspace. 

Next steps to identify which trends and technologies are relevant for your organization

After you have successfully copied the relevant Elements into your own Workspace, you can now get your internal and external experts to rate each Element in order to identify what you need to focus on for your organization, short, mid and long term. Use the ITONICS best practice ratings for trends and technologies, or configure your own ratings to suit your individual use case or internal processes. 


Once you have ratings from various people and perspectives, you can use the Radar views to quickly see what’s important. Configure your Radar view to show what is important. You can also save Radar views to quickly use them again later or to share them with your colleagues. 

Present your findings on the software, by exporting your Radar view, or by embedding an interactive view using the ITONICS Embed.