Megatrends are the major pathways of development. They help make sense of the complexity of the surrounding world and provide a platform for taking action and developing strategic responses (such as new product development).
Based on analysis of global megatrends as well as interviews and quantitative data, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has identified a number of key trends that are critically relevant for the future of product development processes. The megatrends identified over the course of the Beyond Tomorrow project range from globalization to a network society.
The second interim report report from the Beyond Tomorrow project presents a view on global megatrends.