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Frost & Sullivan Launches its Program ‘TechVision 2020’ and Reveals the Top 50 Technologies and Innovations that are Reshaping the World at GIL 2011: India, the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

October 24, 2011 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The TechVision 2020 Program is flagship research by Technical Insights (TI), the Technology Research and Consulting division of Frost & Sullivan. An annual research initiative of the Technical Insights team, TechVision 2020 program’s primary objective is to identify key technologies that will impact our lives in this decade.

This body of work is a culmination of thousands of hours of relentless effort put in by over 50 global TI analysts based in six continents. The selected technologies are spread across nine Technology Clusters, which represent the bulk of R&D and innovation activity today. The structure of the program is based on these nine Technology Clusters.

The Top Emerging Technologies revealed at Frost & Sullivan’s flagship event, GIL 2011: India, The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership, are:

-- Sensors and Automation: CBRN Detection Technologies, Energy Harvesting, Smart Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks
-- Materials and Coatings: Algae-Based Ingredients, Nanocatalysts, Advance Filtration, Smart Textiles, Compostable Packaging, Superhydrophobic Coatings, Enzyme Technology, Breathable Antibacterial Coatings, and Lightweight Composites
-- Conventional Energy: Enhanced Oil Recovery, Clean Coal and Advanced Hydrocracking
-- Information and Communications Technology: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Semantic Web, Fabric Computing and Long-Term Evolution
-- Microelectronics: LED Lighting Technologies, 3D Integration, Flexible Technologies, Haptics and Touch Technologies, Emerging Data Storage Technologies, Wireless Power Transmission and Next Generation Displays
-- Clean and Green Technology: Smart Grid, Thin Film Photovoltaic, Renewable Chemicals, Green Buildings, Advanced Energy Storage, Green Vehicles and 2nd Generation Bio Fuels
-- Lifesciences and Biotechnology: Genome Sequencing, Biosensing, Adult Stem Cells, Nanofluids and BioNEMS and 3D Cell Culture System
-- Medical Devices and Imaging Technology: Digital Pathology, Smart Pills, Hybrid Imaging Technologies, Medical Robotics, Combination Devices and Optical Imaging Technologies
-- Advanced Manufacturing: Micro and Nano Manufacturing, Intelligent Robots, Digital Manufacturing and Advanced Lasers for Manufacturing

According to Anand S, Research Director, Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan, “While each Technology Cluster is an independent domain demonstrating excellence in Global R&D and innovation, all clusters are virtually interlocked. The vast arrays of current and future applications of these dynamic technologies are interdependent and overlapping. These emerging technologies are rapidly evolving and form a vortex of innovation driving new concepts, products, and services.”

GIL 2011: India, this year witnessed participation from over 400 senior level delegates across industries. David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan set the stage for discussion, by sharing his insights on CEOs Perspective on Growth. He was followed by Sarwant Singh, Partner, Frost & Sullivan, who supported the Vision shared by David, with the Mega Trends Projections (part of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Research Program) specifically for India. Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman, CA Technologies, India provided the required industry perspective through the session titled ‘Leadership in an Increasing Complex Business World’. This was followed by the Leadership Panel, which focused on theme of the Congress, ‘Growth 2.0’ and deliberated on the million-dollar question that lies ahead of the business community: Is the growth that was achieved in the last 10 years sustainable for the next 10? Better still – can the industry plan for even higher levels of growth, given the enormous potential of the domestic markets that have been hitherto untapped?

Spread over two days, the Congress, besides taking a 360 degrees CEO perspective on growth, had 11 Concurrent Industry Think Tanks focusing on topical issues in the following areas: Automatic Identification & Security, Automotive & Transportation, Building Technologies, Emerging Technologies, Information & Communication Technologies, Investors & Finance, Manufacturing, Measurement & Instrumentation, Chemicals & Materials, Energy & Power Systems, and Life Sciences.

Taking it a step further, the Congress also held Concurrent Career Tracks to help CEOs and their Growth Teams in Corporate Strategy, Marketing and R&D Innovation to benchmark, validate strategy, share best practices, challenges, and success stories with their peers.

Besides the Mega Trends, TechVision 2020 and Emerging Opportunities in Africa, Frost & Sullivan also launched whitepapers for specific industry tracks titled:
-- AIDC Market in India – A Sunrise Sector from the Automation & Electronics sector
-- Trends in the Indian Private Equity Market from the Business & Financial sector
-- Indian Facilities Management Market: Growth Opportunities and Challenges Ahead from the Environment & Building Technologies sector
-- Technology in the Pharma Supply Chain – A Focus on Anti-Counterfeiting in India from the Healthcare sector
-- Future of Mobility in India and the Implications for Automotive Companies from the Automotive & Transportation sector.

CA Technologies was the Regional Strategic Partner; Blue Dart and DHL were the Regional Industry Visionary Partners. Smart ID was the Regional Industry Visionary Partner for Automatic Identification and Security Think Tank, Endress+Hauser India and National Instruments were the Regional Industry Visionary Partners for Measurement and Instrumentation Think Tank and Safexpress was the Official Supply Chain Partner.

Mint was the National Newspaper Partner and Outlook Business was the National Magazine Partner. The India Media Partners for the event were A&D, Autocar Professional, Auto Monitor, Construction Week, Construction World, Efficient Manufacturing, Electronics for You, Energetica India, Infrastructure Today, India Safe, Light Reading India,, Manufacturing Today, Modern Medicare, Power Today, Search, Security Today,, TelecomWatch, Times Journal of Construction and Design and The Machinist.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Mega Trends or TechVision 2020 Or Emerging Opportunities in Africa, then send an e-mail to Nimisha Iyer, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website and country.

About Frost & Sullivan:

Frost & Sullivan enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. We leverage 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from over 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit

For more information, Contact:

For Automotive, Energy & Power, and Infrastructure Think Tanks:
Ravinder Kaur

Corporate Communications – South Asia
P: +91.44. 6160 6666
F: +91.44.24314264
Twitter: @Rkaur06

For Chemicals and Healthcare Think Tanks:
Anish Charles

Corporate Communications – South Asia
P: +91.22. 6160 6666
F: +91.22.2832 4713
Twitter: @anishcharles

For ICT and Industrial Automation & Process Control Think Tanks:
Caroline Lewis

Corporate Communications – South Asia
P: +91.22. 6160 6666
F: +91.22.2832 4713
Twitter: @ccpereira

For Overall GIL 2011: India
Nimisha Iyer

Corporate Communications – South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
P: +91.98200 50519
F: +91.22.2832 4713
Twitter: @nimishaiyer

Source: Business Wire India


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