Emerging Technologies

Eight emerging technologies—AI, blockchain, and quantum computing among them—are poised to transform the way we work and live.

Emerging technologies are going to shape the most successful businesses of tomorrow. The question is, which technologies will deliver the most value?

There’s so much hype around emerging technology and disruptive technology that it can be difficult for business leaders to make the right decisions about where and when to invest, particularly when the most exciting technologies are still being developed in labs, academic institutions, and early-stage startups.

The technology landscape is constantly evolving, but companies need to know today which technologies will drive the greatest digital disruption and economic change over the next decade.

What Are the Most Disruptive Emerging Technologies?

BCG works with a wide variety of clients to help them understand and seize opportunities in the emerging technologies that will transform business in the next five to ten years.

We help clients find competitive advantage not just with these eight highly disruptive technologies but also in fast-evolving fields such as genetic engineeringprecision medicine, 3D printing, and more.

Our Early Access to Emerging Tech

BCG has strong ties with leading scientists, academics, and innovators working on tomorrow’s breakthrough technologies. We can see technology before it has developed and understand how it can create a competitive advantage for our clients. Our emerging tech consulting services include:

Scouting the deep-tech ecosystem

The deep-tech ecosystem is evolving quickly, and companies need to act decisively when breakthrough technologies become available. We are constantly scouting the deep-tech ecosystem and university labs for the latest technological developments.

We have an exclusive strategic partnership with Hello Tomorrow, an international nonprofit that promotes disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological and scientific advances. Through these networks, BCG and our clients gain early access to emerging technologies and to a network of more than 3,000 deep-tech startups.


Discovering synergies among emerging technologies can propel a company into the upper echelon of digital leaders. The key is to think at the intersection of technologies.

Our research shows that quantum tunneling combined with IoT can reduce manufacturing complexity by a factor of 10 and increase data flow by a factor of 1,000.


The answers to profoundly difficult questions are often hidden in the “in-between” areas. We work closely with clients to achieve technological breakthroughs on challenges that used to be impossible to solve.

BCG’s creative matrix enables teams to generate a large number of ideas to address an unmet need—then test these ideas with real users.

Our Client Work in Emerging Technologies

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Meet Our Emerging-Technology Consultants and Partners

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Hello Tomorrow

BCG is a strategic partner to Hello Tomorrow, an international nonprofit that promotes early-stage deep technology startups. Their aim is to solve some of the biggest industrial and societal challenges by propelling deep tech solutions from the lab to the market.

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