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2030 Advanced Technology from an Asian Perspective

Asia has become a pivotal hub for driving global economic growth. To explore its future outlook and harness the tech trends that may transform lives, ITRI has been collaborating with ten Asian countries to ascertain how technology will have advanced in their respective countries by 2030. The research report was published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Computer Society). It is expected that this report will aid in understanding the differences between Asia and the rest of the international community in terms of long-term technology prospects and market demands. Government, research institutes, or enterprises can thus invest early and prepare for new challenges and opportunities coming in the next decade.

IEEE Computer Society board member Dejan S. Milojicic welcomes 2030 report by ITRI

IEEE Computer Society board member Dejan S. Milojicic welcomes the 2030 report by ITRI.

ITRI IEK Consulting conducted a survey of major Asian countries and identified the 10 most crucial advanced technologies that will affect the Asian region. These technologies are 1) Artificial Intelligence (AI), 2) 6G Mobile Network, 3) Autonomous Vehicles, 4) Industrial Robots, 5) Service Robots, 6) Blockchain, 7) New Energy Vehicles (NEVs), 8) Renewable and Biodegradable Plastics Materials, 9) Solid-state Batteries, and 10) Nanomaterials. The ranking is illustrated in the figure below.

The ranking of 2030 top 10 technologies in Asia.

The ranking of 2030 top 10 technologies in Asia.

This report aims to assess the 2030 market perspectives and policy plans of major Asian countries. The research results included five key findings:

  • Most countries focus on breakthrough technologies; however, Asian countries focus a little more on living technologies.
  • For technologies with a higher score in the impact index, economic development is the most important consideration in Asia, and that scored significantly higher than other categories such as society, environmental protection, safety and security, and infrastructure.
  • In investment priority, most Asian countries agree that governments should invest significantly in AI, 6G mobile networks, and autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • Some technologies have a high impact but a low investment priority. This indicates that these important technologies may be imported from abroad and not developed locally.
  • Green technology and biotech are ranked lower in Asia because a large amount of R&D investment is required. They carry a high risk, and there is a long payback period.

According to the report, the 2030 Asia scenario shows a clean and convenient human–machine collaborative society that uses green energy and renewable materials. However, the research also found that the 2030 Asian top 10 technologies focus little on green technology and biotechnology but have demands regarding a clean environment and healthy lifestyles as its society is aging. These gaps between technology development and local needs might point to good potential business opportunities.

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IEK Consulting

IEK Consulting is a consulting service provided by ITRI’s Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center. With more than 200 technology and management analysts and professional consultants, IEK Consulting aims to provide customers with value-added, multi-disciplinary information and services using its extensive research skills and practical experience. It also works with the 6,000 experts from ITRI’s laboratories and research centers in a form of joint research to offer one-stop, high quality solutions. In addition, it cooperates with outside scholars to ensure its research quality. IEK Consulting helps its clients achieve high performance and create value; meanwhile it plays a unique role as a government think tank for advising on the nation’s industrial development policies.