Technology and innovation futures

Foresight project looking at the scientific and technological areas that could transform the UK economy over the next 20 years.

This project examined future technological developments that have the potential to support economic growth in the UK over the next 20 years.

The original report was published in 2010, but given the speed of technological change a refreshed report was produced in 2012.

For the 2012 refresh, structured interviews were conducted with 15 leading academics and 26 industry experts. They were asked what changes had taken place since 2010 and what might take place over the next 10 years.

The same questions were also asked of the original 180 contributors on the original 2010 report to provide a detailed look at the technological landscape facing Britain today.

Project report

  1. Technology and innovation futures: UK growth opportunities for the 2020s

    • 23 November 2012
    • Research and analysis


  1. Emerging technologies to drive growth identified

    • 23 November 2012
    • Press release
  2. Government explores future technology and innovation opportunities

    • 4 November 2010
    • Press release