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The Visionary Innovation Research Groups’ publications present our visionary thinking on most important trends and topics that will influence the world today and shape our tomorrow. Through extensive research and rigorous analysis, our team discusses thought-provoking facts and scenarios of the next decade that are essential for companies to consider. Our viewpoints are substantiated by market value estimates, opportunity analysis and case studies on groundbreaking ideas and breakthrough concepts that have become redefining practices for businesses today. Browse through our reports to view the trillion dollar opportunities created by Mega Trends and insights into what the visionary companies are working on.

How we can support and grow your future?

From strategy through execution, Frost & Sullivan delivers a visionary perspective on different industries and business verticals that allows its clients to track and analyze Mega Trends, sub-trends, and market disruptions. The team has developed applied and refined methods for delivering a comprehensive 360 degree perspective on future markets and trends that is powerful and unique.

VIG_Res_Ov_1.jpgFrost & Sullivan is not your typical trends forecaster:  With over 50 years of research experience, Frost & Sullivan’s strategic trend development is based on in-depth analytics, balanced approach, recommendations and bold predictions through a cache of ethnographic approaches, quantitative tracking, expert panels, and more.  Our analysis and consulting teams contribute to both regional specific insights and global aggregated perspectives that enable us to capture the “so what” implications tailored to each client. We further provide outcome-based scenarios that facilitate direct decision making.

VIG_Res_Ov_2.jpgFrost & Sullivan is not your typical consulting company: As a major research firm, we generate critical data points, market insights and analysis with a clearly defined Macro to Micro approach that assists our clients to move from the big picture scenarios and trends to core specific implications pertaining to regions, industries or firms. Clients that work directly with the Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Team benefit from very futuristic world class research and consulting services and further have direct access to analysts who provide some of the most intriguing, out-of-the-box strategies and recommendations. Our analysts are known to provide our clients with a deeper and a more nuanced approach for their growth strategies that allows them to look into newer untapped markets with scope for revenue generation through new business models.

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How will we define humans in future, and how will this new definition change your business? In this study, we look at the foundations of evolving humans: The augmented body A review of wearables, implantables, and biological enhancements digs into such future technology as contact lenses that can…

Smart City Perspective By Key Regions

Increased urban penetration coupled with rapid expansion of cities have resulted in a lot more dependence on resources such as water, energy, environment, infrastructure and other basic utilities. This has also resulted in spikes in congestion and pollution. Such stress on city resources has forced…

Future of B2B Online Retailing

Online B2B retailing is at an inflection point and is going through major shifts in technology and business models. The B2B market will outgrow the B2C market by 2025, with China taking the lead. The market is evolving due to shifts in the impact of mobility and role of digital channels. Retailers,…

Smart Cities Funding Models

Smart Cities are cities built on Smart and Intelligent solutions and technology which will lead to the adoption of at least 5 of the 8 following smart parameters: smart energy, smart building, smart mobility, smart healthcare, smart infrastructure, smart technology, smart governance and smart…

Future of GCC, Forecast to 2025

Over the last 50 years, there has been unparalleled economic growth among the oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and they now rank among the world leaders in per capita income. However, the recent oil-price fluctuations have complicated the situation of these oil-dependent economies.…

Future of Flying Cars, 2017 2035

This study provides a comprehensive insight into the flying cars landscape. It discusses the evolution of flying cars and the need for them today, as well as mega trends favoring them. The technological challenges and supporting technologies to overcome them are included, and the various types of…

Future of ASEAN, Forecast to 2025

ASEAN s GDP is forecast to increase from $2.4 Trillion in 2015 to $5.2 Trillion in 2025, largely due to the ongoing implementation of the AEC. This study examines the potential contributions of this integration to regional growth by analysing the impact of various Mega Trends and expanding on the…

Mega Trends in LATAM, Forecast to 2025

Most of the economies of LATAM are dependent on external forces such as the Chinese and the US economy, global commodity, and oil prices. With the slightest fluctuations in these economies, LATAM economies will be impacted the most. In the past years, LATAM had been sluggish in growth, due to…

The Top 17 Trends for 2017

Is your organization prepared to take advantage of the most impactful and transformational trends set to take place in 2017? Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Group has drawn on the expertise of its global team of futurists, consultants, and analysts to forecast which trends will most…

Trump's Impact on Future Business in the United States

Donald Trump's ascendancy to President of the United States promises to bring big change for business. Controversial campaign rhetoric targeting topics as diverse as trade, deregulation, the environment, and healthcare coupled with Trump's long list of unconventional government appointees has…

Our Methodology

Our Macro to Micro methodology is an output driven process that provides clients with a link between mid- to long-term trends and the precise ways in which companies will be impacted today. Our team tracks the evaluation of each Mega Trend over time, continually analyzing and identifying sub trends that are driving that trend. We then look at how the sub trends will affect various industries, assessing the degree of importance, certainty, and unique implication of the trend on each industry. Drilling deeper, we work with clients to understand the direct effects on their products and technology. Finally, we identify future areas of focus for investment and development that will best position the organization for success.

Our visionary approach includes three important aspects – analytical, balanced and co-creative:

Analytical: Our insights are based on industry leading intelligence that delivers more reliable and accurate outcomes. The Frost & Sullivan’s research team closely associates and communicates with business leaders from all walks of life – C level managers such as CEOs and directors; prominent venture capitalists; theoretical physicists, research and educational institutes across the globe. This allows us to build and deliver strategies pertaining to the immediate, midterm and long term time spans ranging from five to twenty years into the future.

Balanced:   We are dedicated to providing our clients with very futuristic long-term trends and visions that assist them in driving strategic initiatives and exploring newer opportunities. Our analysts are committed to work closely with clients to build future vision road path, not only guiding them but also assisting them in prioritizing initiatives based on the viability of trends and challenges that firms face and how compelling the opportunity is expected to be.

Co-creative:  Frost & Sullivan is known to leverage expertise in a co-creative environment through its collaborative workshops and consulting engagements. Our hands-on tools, methodologies and functioning help us to create value driven solutions that are considered as core catalysts in providing systemic innovation.


Our Research Thought Leadership

Our Visionary Service Content has three perspectives– Global, Regional and Industry- to drive your team’s future knowledge.

Global: Global studies provide analysis and updates on key emerging topics. Mobile Robotics, Connected Living, Urban Logistics, Future of Bricks & Clicks, Future of Smart Cities are examples of some of the major annual global study updates  that Frost & Sullivan is known for. Our global research studies, consults and programmes are focused with an objective to assist clients transform their organization to cater to newer competition.

Regional: We also perform in-depth analysis of global Mega Trends in key geographies. Future trends in Africa, India, China and the UK are some of the major studies that have received massive traction. Analyzing newer economic trends and emerging markets will assist our clients in addressing where the next new market opportunities lie. Our macro to micro analysis highlights key trends such as urbanization, infrastructure and connectivity to provide our clients with new investment strategies and divestment of core businesses to new regions thereby paving the way for newer growth channels for firms that are looking to expand their business lines.

Industry: Our services further include delivering research on niche industries and personalized consulting projects with major clients. Some of the current hot topics are car sharing, mobility and 3D printing focusing on areas of technological convergence, supply chain, market leaders and penetration, customer needs thereby allowing us to effectively roll out strategies to maximize clients' future investment potentials.