Read more on how the Emerging Technology (EmTech) Research Hub monitors technology trends and provides insight into how emerging technologies affect financial services, markets and consumers.
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The Hub collaborates with industry, academia, policymakers, and fellow regulators to analyse the opportunities and the risks that technologies can pose to consumers and markets.
We use a variety of approaches to gather information and share key research insights. These include formal research papers, call for input initiatives, working groups, roundtable discussions, workshops and more.
We work closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Office of communications (Ofcom) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) through the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) and its horizon scanning programme. This forum aims to support cooperation and coordination between members on digital regulatory matters, and enable coherent, informed and responsive regulation of the UK digital economy.
Collaborative research helps us keep pace with developments in digital markets and explore a diverse range of perspectives around how emerging technology trends might evolve. These insights help build regulatory understanding that inform how we shape digital markets in the interest of consumers.
Areas of focus
The EmTech Research Hub is actively exploring several emerging technology trends:
Identifying EmTech trends
To keep pace with technological developments, we use futures and foresight techniques such as driver mapping, axes of uncertainty and scenario analysis to monitor changes and identify signals of changes in the technology landscape.
These techniques help us to explore plausible future scenarios that could arise and challenge current assumptions to provide strategic foresight to the organisation and externally.
In addition, the Hub will continue to monitor developments across the external technology landscape through regular horizon scanning and engaging with experts in the field as well as our regulatory partners within the DRCF.
If you are developing technology in these areas or would like to feed into future research, email us.