Trends analyzed

Trends analyzed

Our trends are an effort to anticipate the near future by detecting social, economic, scientific and technological trends and analyzing their potential applications and impact on current business models. We strive to create a more advanced and competitive society.


  • Tecnología y Desigualdad
    Technology and inequality

    This trend analyses the potential of technology to combat inequality in society, through the improvement of services and opportunities for all of society, whether in developed or emerging econo[...]

  • 2017
  • Digital Health
    Salud Digital

    This trend analyzes how the digital revolution has reached health. The expert of the Future Trends Forum analyzed this new revolution to develop a new map of digital health, with its barriers a[...]

  • 2015
  • Cybersecurity

    This trend analyzes the development of cybersecurity around transparency, surveillance and privacy, as it becomes a driver for new business opportunities.

  • The machine revolution
    The machine revolution

    This trend has analyzed how new technological developments (the Internet, robotics, artificial intelligence, etc.) will boost employment and labor markets in the next decade.

  • 2014
  • Big Data and human performance
    Big Data and human performance

    This trend analyzes the study of human behavior and its implications for individuals, business and governments from a data-driven perspective.

  • The future of currencies
    The future of currencies

    This trend analyzes new innovation trends in connection with the new financial services.

  • 2013
  • The Keys for the new global balance
    The Keys for the new global balance

    This trend presents the proposals of our think thank on the new flows of capital (human, financial and intellectual) that will reshape the economic landscape for decades to come.

  • Superhumans

    This trend examines the scientific and technological progresses that increase and enhance human capabilities.

  • 2012
  • Unemployment in development economies
    Unemployment in development economies

    This trend discusses the problem of unemployment in developed economies.

  • A Road Map for increased innovation in Pharma
    A Road Map for increased innovation in Pharma

    This trend analyzes the new landscape shaped for pharmaceutical innovation with all the stakeholders involved.

  • 2011
  • Education in the twenty first century
    Education in the twenty first century

    This trend analyzes education as the final variable that determines future economic growth in this century.

  • Social Technologies
    Social Technologies

    This trend analyzes the latest technological trend that is changing our environment: the social technologies.

  • 2010
  • Internet of things
    Internet of things

    This trend analyzes a technology that enables connecting to the net any conceivable object, thus becoming smart and offering endless possibilities.

  • The art of innovation and entrepreneurship
    The art of innovation and entrepreneurship

    Tendencia que analiza los ingredientes necesarios para que la innovación y el espíritu emprendedor tengan lugar en nuestra sociedad.

  • 2009
  • Cloud Computing
    Cloud Computing

    This trend analyzes the cloud: a revolutionary access to technology, enabling individuals and companies to access computer services.

  • Social innovation
    Social innovation

    This trend identifies the strategies to follow in order to achieve a model of social and economic organization underpinned by ethical values and sustainable development.

  • 2008
  • Mobile technologies
    Mobile technologies

    This trend analyzes the newfound openness of the mobile market and how it affects the supply of devices and services. It provides some clues on how to seize upcoming opportunities in the indust[...]

  • Competing in challenging times
    Competing in challenging times

    This trend analyzes the new multipolar world order, characterized by a greater weight of emerging economies, and it delves into new rules of the game that will set the dynamics of markets where[...]

  • 2007
  • New consumers
    New consumers

    This trend analyzes the causes and consequences of the singularity of global aging and immigration as new factors in trade and business trends.

  • Web 2.0
    Web 2.0

    This trend offers a general and comprehensive vision of the Web 2.0 and its impact on social networks.

  • 2006
  • Innovation: the wealth of nations
    Innovation: the wealth of nations

    This trend defines the concept of innovation, and gives a diagnosis of the current state of affairs around the world while analyzing its implications and their influence in competitiveness and [...]

  • Energy: the challenge of demand
    Energy: the challenge of demand

    This trend analyzes the combination of finite resources with unstoppable demand and how a production unable to accompany the pace of consumption will produce tensions in the global economy.

  • 2005
  • China

    This trend analyzes how to face the challenge of China since it decided to open up to the outside world and its global impact.

  • Nanotechnology

    This trend analyzes the development of the science and nanoscale engineering and its impact on society.

  • 2004
  • 3G/UMTS

    This trend discusses the likely future awaiting the new generation of mobile phones known as 3G.

  • Personalized medicine
    Personalized medicine

    This trend analyzes the new medical environment that will allow the progressive application of preventive and curative treatments based on genetic information.

  • 2003
  • RFID

    This trend analyzes the radio frequency identification technology (RFID) installed in objects to transmit data to an RFID receiver and its commercial implications.