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The Technology Watch explores the futuristic, upcoming technologies that are on the horizon of technology development today and that are characterised by high speed of evolution and a significative disruptive potential. Advanced Technology Watch is addressed to policy-makers, enterprises (large and SMEs) and business intermediaries. It allows them to better assess the maturity of technologies, the potential market applications and the technical adaptation required to bring advanced technologies to the market.

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Technology Focus on Artificial Intelligence

This Technology Watch report has a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one the most significant technologies that are currently shaping the whole process of digital transformation and industrial modernisation in Europe and Worldwide.

Industry 4.0 in Agriculture - Focus on IoT aspects

The development of the connectivity of agricultural tools is leading to important progress in agricultural practices. They enable the development of precision agriculture and increase the transparency of the industry.


Emerging from the world of crypto-currencies, Blockchain appeared as a new class of IT infrastructure with numerous applications in the financial sector but also in many other domains.

The rise of Virtual Personal Assistants

Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) are software program meant to interact with an end user in a natural way, to answer questions, follow a conversation and accomplish different tasks.

Harnessing the economic benefits of Artificial Intelligence

The industry is unanimous: AI will change the world and be ubiquitous in tomorrow’s economy. AI major gains are likely to focus on productivity, efficiency, automation and costs, enabling consumers and businesses to capitalise on the digital economy.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Concepts of modified reality have long existed, notably in the realm of futuristic sci-fi culture and academic imaginings of a future society. However, in reality these technologies are only just beginning to come to fruition.