Technologies such as digitisation, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence or personalised medicine are omnipresent in public and political debate. However, the underlying concepts are often unclear. EconSight has set itself the goal of structuring, defining and quantifying the world of future technologies on the basis of the patent system. We are deeply convinced that this is the only way to make technological progress measurable and to use technology analyses as the basis for strategic decisions.
However, so far all class systems have been developed from the point of view of patent examiners and patent experts, who usually focus on the technical features of the patents. EconSight links the patent classes with the technological perspective of the economy in order to establish the urgently needed bridge between fundamentals and applications.