VTT: »Trend Report 2024« features global megatrends

Espoo / FI. (vtt) The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Limited published its »Trend Report 2024«, that features global megatrends and technologies disrupting industries. The report (PDF | 1300 KB) focuses on resilience. Resilience means not just reacting to disruptions but also anticipating and learning from them. It demands a proactive, adaptive mindset and a balanced approach considering technology, society and the environment. The report offers a glimpse into the future, presenting insights on five major trends:

  • Unstable times challenge global societies
  • The new intelligence era
  • The circular shift
  • Connectivity in the digital-physical world
  • Holistic health transformation

»Throughout this report, we encourage you to reflect on the interplay between its themes, seeing how resilience acts as a guiding light in restless times, how global events frame our collective experiences, and how technology can be our ally in building a resilient society. We hope you will take a moment and think about what all this might mean,« says Laura Juvonen, VTT’s SVP, Strategy.

The selection of featured megatrends involved a comprehensive review of hundreds of diverse sources, including the latest market data, patent records, scientific journals, news articles and reports, spanning the past few years. Through a thematic qualitative analysis of these sources, several key themes emerged. These were approached from the angle of resilience and then validated and refined through discussions and evaluations with GlobalData, Catapult International Oy and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.



About VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Limited: VTT Group is one of Europe’s leading research institutions and owned by the Finnish state. Headquartered in Espoo (FI), VTT advances the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, the Group turns large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (full name) brings together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how VTT creates sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and brings exponential hope. VTT was founded in wartime Finland in 1942. The 80-year journey from the 1940s to the present day shows that science, technology and cooperation can turn even major societal challenges into opportunities for growth.