08 Mai Technology Outlook 2019
Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) May 2019
Authors: Claudia Schärer et al.
Main themes: early identification, technology
Nature of publication: study
One of the SATW’s key missions is the early identification of new, possibly disruptive technologies that will become relevant for Switzerland’s economy and society in the next three to five years. Every two years, the SATW therefore publishes a public early identification report that presents these technologies and assesses their significance. The Technology Outlook’s third edition introduces several new features. The net was cast significantly wider and more precisely: the current report presents 37 technologies drawn from the fields most relevant to the Swiss economy. This list of technologies was compiled in close cooperation with the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) as well as more than 70 experts. The selection takes into account the technologies’ relevance for Switzerland and their technological maturity. Some technologies have therefore not found their way into the report, as they either do not fit the targeted time horizon of three to five years or are only of little relevance for the Swiss economy.