Sustainability - it will become essential to manage limited global resources - land, energy, water and materials. Recycling, re-use and repurposing will become widespread.
Automation - advances in machine learning, robotics, imaging and sensing will unlock the benefits of automation for society. Automated systems will do labour intensive tasks, increasing productivity, convenience, safety, quality and resource efficiency.
Infrastructure - utilities, transport and logistics will become increasingly interdependent and interconnected. All our infrastructure will become more secure, efficient, resilient and safe.
Personalisation - products and services will become personalised and bespoke - from medical interventions to consumer products.
Business - new business models will emerge which increasingly wrap services around products and are focused on personalisation, sustainability and cost-reduction.
People - informed citizens will take a more proactive role in tackling society’s challenges and change their behaviours regarding our environment and health.
Complex problems - unravelling the complexity of interconnected and dependent systems - such as disease, weather, climate - will revolutionise our ability to assess risks and contributions, and befefit individuals and society.