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EconSight AI-Research Project with ZHAW and Basel University

EconSight AI research project with ZHAW and the University of Basel EconSight AI research project with Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the University of Basel EconSight maintains close relationships with many universities and research institutions in Europe, Asia and North America to identify and assess key future technologies. In addition, EconSight works with the research community to develop new technology and patent-based indicators and assessments. The following article showcases of one of our research projects in the field of artificial intelligence. Together with the Institute of Wealth & Asset Management (ZHAW) and the [...]

December 12th, 2021|

EconSight technologies for sustainable finance

EconSight Technologies for Sustainable Finance EconSight Technologies for Sustainable Finance Technology at the Building Bridges Summit in Geneva EconSight CTO Jochen Spuck presented our new findings on novel technology-based sustainable finance data at the Building Bridges Summit in Geneva. The event, together with experts from Pictet, Ram Active Investments, RepRisk, Conser Invest, and CPEG, focused on sustainable finance data and technology, with the goal of providing investors and NGOs with actionable knowledge on novel ESG data and tools that can be applied to track companies’ environmental and social footprints such as natural language processing, spatial data and life [...]

November 30th, 2021|

New EconSight Study – Cosmonautics – The Development of Space Technologies

Cosmonautics - The Development of Space Technologies New study by the European Patent Office, the European Space Agency and EconSight The study is a pilot effort of the European Patent Office and the European Space Policy Institute with support from the European Space Agency and EconSight to show the development and dynamics in space activities through the prism of advanced patent statistics. Based on the technology structure of the European Space Agency, the European Patent Office defined the search definitions in coordination with EconSight. EconSight then carried out the analysis using value-added databases to best demonstrate the [...]

August 17th, 2021|

New McKinsey study with EconSight technologies and world-class patents

Germany 2030: Exploiting growth opportunities through creative renewal   New McKinsey study with EconSight cutting-edge technologies and world-class patents. In view of the fundamental changes in the economy and society, Germany needs a creative renewal to maintain its prosperity and exploit growth opportunities, according to the new McKinsey study. McKinsey identifies 6 fields of action: top companies are expected to transform into high-growth fields; digitization is the most urgent issue in the SME sector; start-ups lack entrepreneurship, start-up culture and capital; future work content must reflect ongoing digitization and be geared toward lifelong learning; and the state [...]

June 28th, 2021|

Fuel Cells – Developments and Obstacles

Fuel Cells – Developments and Obstacles EconSight presentation at the Industrialisation of Hydrogen Technology Forum, Nanjing EconSight presented the following charts and arguments at the Industrialisation of Hydrogen Technology Forum in Nanjing, hosted by the China Electrotechnical Society and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia-Pacific. The EconSight contribution takes the fuel cell development during the last 50 years and asks why it took so long for the market to develop and for attractive products to show up. One answer is that the cooperation between development and automated mass production was more than expandable. Only the strong demand from China [...]

June 23rd, 2021|

Technologies for effective climate protection

Climate target 2030 - Technologies for effective climate protection Photos: Stefan Obermeier On 17 February in Munich, at the online congress of the Bavarian Business Association, EconSight used more than 60 technologies (GreenTechs) to show what technological contribution Bavaria can make to climate protection. In addition, 20 advanced digitalisation technologies were used to show which climate protection technologies in Bavaria are already highly digitalised. Afterwards, the energy experts from the major German parties discussed, among other things, how the use of technological innovations for climate protection can [...]

February 19th, 2021|

New study – GreenTech – Sustainable Innovations.

New study - GreenTech - Sustainable Innovations. EconSight has defined and analysed over 60 climate protection and sustainability technologies for the new study of the Bavarian Business Association 60 GreenTechs and 20 DigitalTechs show Bavaria's technological performance in a unique level of detail. EconSight, together with Prognos, GWS and Twin Economics, has produced the new study of the Bavarian Business Council for the Future on the key topic of climate protection. The aim is to create a positive perspective of the future for a (largely) climate-neutral Bavaria and Germany, in [...]

December 1st, 2020|

New publication: World-class patents – the gold of the knowledge economy

New scientific publication World-class patents - the "gold" of the knowledge economy? In "Wirtschaftsdienst", the journal for economic policy, EconSight together with the Bertelsmann Foundation presented our new technology approach. Instead of the classic measurement of innovation capability based on patent applications, our new world-class approach focuses on technology-specific patent quality. Using extensive country examples in different technologies, we show the advantages of the approach and classify the dynamics of patent development. The results show that the U.S. lead in the patent area is even more evident in this approach, that China is also [...]

October 16th, 2020|

Technology Trends in Swiss Medtech

EconSight Technology Trends for Swiss Medtech EconSight technology analysis for Swiss Medtech sector study Sector Study 2020 «The Swiss Medical Technology Industry» For the sector study of the Swiss medical technology industry, EconSight conducted an analysis of 51 technologies to identify the most important current trends. Grouped along the main processes of the value chain (product innovation, manufacturing processes, diagnostics, and therapy), the above picture is presented. Overall, medical technology in Switzerland is highly innovative with the highest number of patent applications per inhabitant worldwide. The study was officially presented in Berne on [...]

September 10th, 2020|

Jochen Spuck on the benefits of artificial intelligence for our work

How we use artificial intelligence for our work An interview of Averbis GmbH with our Chief Technology Officer Dr. Jochen Spuck on the occasion of our new study for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Jochen Spuck explains the significance of Averbis software for our analysis approach and talks about the future influence of artificial intelligence on patent analyses. External Link to the Interview

August 5th, 2020|

EconSight – Europe’s competitiveness in cutting-edge technologies

The innovation power of East Asia, North America, and Europe The new EconSight study for the Bertelsmann Foundation has been published «World class patents in cutting-edge technologies - the innovation power of East Asia, North America, and Europe» The international balance of power in innovation is shifting – to the advantage von East Asia. This is the central finding of a new study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung on the development of national and regional portfolios of patents [...]

June 3rd, 2020|

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare at the BioData World Congress in Basel

AI and Healthcare at the BioData World Congress in Basel Artificial Intelligence in Basel and in Switzerland Panel discussion at the BioData World Congress What are the implications of a globally accelerating AI innovation for Basel and Switzerland? That was the key question at the BioData World Congress Basel. Together with the other panelists Bram Stieltjes (University Hospital Basel), Hans-Peter Frank (Global Head eHealth Ventures, Vifor Pharma) and Ralf Dümpelmann (, Kai Gramke from EconSight discussed the opportunities and risks for Basel as a health location. The excerpt from the presentation [...]

December 6th, 2019|
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