2013 Top 10 Emerging Technologies

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies has named the top 10 most promising technology trends that can help to deliver sustainable growth in the future. The Council considers these technologies to have made development breakthroughs and to be approaching large-scale deployment.


  • OnLine Electric Vehicles (OLEV)
  • 3-D printing and remote manufacturing
  • Self-healing materials
  • Energy-efficient water purification
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion and use
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion and use
  • Remote sensing
  • Precise drug delivery through nanoscale engineering
  • Organic electronics and photovoltaics
  • Fourth-generation reactors and nuclear-waste recycling


Source:  World Economic Forum