Technology Foresight with KATI
Technology Foresight helps corporations, ministries and other public sector clients to identify future developments in technology, to analyze their significance, and to transpose results into strategic planning. To this end, the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT has set up a unique 360° Technology Scanning and Monitoring service. This science observatory is a window for the continuous watching of all relevant areas of science and technology.
The project builds on both the content and methodology expertise of the scientists working in technology foresight and analysis – combining years of experience in data-driven foresight at Fraunhofer INT. KATI pursues several goals:
- The system is designed to unlock the vast amount of information available, including scientific publications, patents and internet sources for technology foresight, and to generate new knowledge from it
- The concept is to support scientists in their technology foresight work. As well as efficient literature research, this includes further analyses useful for the content-related development of a subject, plus its evaluation
- On top of these analytical functions, future investigation will be looking at the extent to which cognitive computing and machine learning methods can be applied to technology foresight