Top 50 Emerging Technologies to Generate Multi-Billion Dollar Markets and Transform Our World

Date: Issue 100 - August 2020

In a web conference held in June 2020, entitled “Top 50 Emerging Technologies & Growth Opportunities,” Vice President of Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision, Anand S, presented TechVision’s annual Top 50 Emerging Technologies research and delivered cutting‑edge insights about some of the most prominent disruptive technologies poised to impact the world in the near future. The Top 50 technologies were selected from a pool of 3,000 using a proprietary methodology based on several criteria including industry adoption rates, IP activity, funding, and market potential and scored the highest on Frost & Sullivan’s global technology innovation index.

As of today, virtually all companies across industries are going through a cycle of disruption, collapse, and transformation. Emerging technologies are enabling powerful innovations by converging with other advanced innovative solutions to generate multibillion-dollar markets and growth opportunities across our world. At the core, technology convergence involves overlaying two or more emerging or existing technologies to create unique value propositions that could be commercialized. While each emerging technology on its own represents an area of intensified R&D, heightened investments, increased IP activity, and tremendous market potential, the possible convergence of several technologies opens up unprecedented opportunities for new revenue models and the next generation of innovative products and solutions.