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The Sectoral Watch analyses trends in the generation and uptake of advanced technologies, related entrepreneurial activities and skills needs in a number of selected sectors. It interprets data from a list of data sources compiled to monitor advanced technologies and their applications in industry across Europe and key competitor economies. It allows policy makers, industries and intermediaries to contextualise the collected data on advanced technologies specific for the industries in focus.

Total 23 items.
Technological trends in the agri-food industry

The agri-food sector is composed of both agriculture & farming and food processing activities. In the face of global change, including demographic change and climate change, the challenge remains to deliver a sustainable food and agricultural production system.

Technological trends in the chemical industry

While the European chemical industry plays a strategically important role for its economy providing materials and solutions to virtually all of its segments, its global market share has shrunk significantly since 1998.

Technological trends in the automotive industry

While the traditional automotive industry continues to play an important role in the global economy, it has been facing a number of challenges in recent years: new players enter the market, customers demand new services and the digital transformation changes production processes as well as vehicl

Electronics Sectoral Watch

While the electronics sector was traditionally driven by the consumer electronics market, this has recently been overtaken by markets more closely related to embedded electronics.

Drones in agriculture

Practical applications for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), commonly referred to as “drones”, have progressed significantly in recent years as the technology has improved in tandem with a fall in its cost.

Smart Building- Energy efficiency application

If the development of Smart Home is still awaited, the concept of Smart Buildings seems to attract the ecosystem aiming to replace the traditional building management system. Smart Building players work together to fight the lack of standardisation.

Connected Livestock

Livestock farming is a vital part of the economy in many countries and its importance is likely to remain, as food needs will skyrocket with the growth of the world population. In order to improve profitability and efficiency, connected solutions for livestock are starting to hit the market.

Smart Home- Technologies with a standard battle

The Smart Home market is characterised by the presence of a multitude of players, and new companies keep developing products. In this crowded space, few standards exist, and the interconnection is becoming a tough challenge for consumers, slowing down adoption.