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ITONICS Radar - Software for Trend and Technology Management

Your collaborative solution for all activities in trend, technology, and startup management!


Trend Radar and Technology Radar Features


Collaborative technology and trend scouting, monitoring, and evaluation

Collaborative identification, selection, structuring, and evaluation of trends and technologies


Dynamic data visualizations

Visualization of trends, technologies, startups, opportunity spaces, threats and innovation activities


Data import and export

Import and export in various data formats

Central trend, technology, and startup databases

One stop shop to browse through all trends, technologies, and startups concerning your corporate environment


Semantic tag clouds

All technologies and trends can be browsed through keywords and our algorithm finds semantically similar terms in the knowledge base


Regional and global views

Assign single trends, technologies and startups to countries and/or regions and monitor them directly on a world map

Keep up with technological changes and trends

Identify, aggregate, assess and communicate changes and risks and develop your innovation strategy


  • How to identify business-relevant (new) trends and technological developments quickly and effectively?
  • How to assess current and future trends and technologies together with experts?
  • How to establish a global innovation community?
  • How to drive innovations by global, regional and local trends?
  • How to control technology investments and make-or-buy decisions?
  • How to develop future-oriented patent strategies?
  • How to identify strategic fields of action and to develop and pursue technology roadmaps?


All of these tasks (and a lot more) are addressed by our unique online solution ITONICS Radar!

ITONICS Radar enables you to document, categorize, assess and analyze the corporate environment at all times. All trends and technologies are shown in an intuitive radar layout, which can be navigated quickly. Different filter and assessment options enable the structured identification of relevant topics. The Trend Radar and Technology Radar allow companies to combine and store various findings from all environmental scanning activities on a central platform and to process them individually. Sustainable investment and make-or-buy decisions can be made through the integration of internal and external experts. The implemented stage-gate method allows the consolidation of large amounts of information into clear business relevant developments. The Technology and Trend Radar map out your individual processes involved in trend management and technology management. The deep process and project integration ensure the high value of ITONICS Radar.

Dynamic data visualizations

The ITONICS Radar itself is a great visualization of your corporate environment. Furthermore we offer interactive world and region maps, dynamic trend portfolios and technology roadmaps. Many filters and zoom functions allow an intuitive handling of large amounts of data. A role-based, semantic full-text search and the integrated sources database allow quick access to all relevant data within the ITONICS Radar.



Collaborative tech and trend scouting and monitoring

ITONICS Radar allows easy technology or trend data entry on the PC, tablet or smartphone. No matter whether you run a specific technology scouting campaign or you would like to capture trends continuously - experts worldwide can simply and intuitively collect new technologies, describe and enrich them with ITONICS Radar. Identified technologies and trends can be linked to company initiatives and competence fields. Furthermore, the additional integration of experts enables a comprehensive assessment of a technology or a trend. Innovative modules like our Indexing Engine, our Mobile App ITONICS Inspirator or our Big Data Solution ITONICS Scout make the data entry very easy. You stumble upon a web page with an exciting product of a competitor? All relevant information is stored in the ITONICS Radar and can be assigned to company initiatives or competence fields with one click only.

Collaborative tech and trend evaluation

Technologies and trends can be evaluated collaboratively via a multi-step process (so-called stage-gate process). Globally distributed experts can e. g. periodically assess, discuss and evaluate technologies and trends from various perspectives. Furthermore, ITONICS Radar supports an “open innovation” approach that allows an easy involvement of external experts for specific topics. The integrated messaging features inform expert groups and scouts about news and upcoming review sessions. Once a review session is completed, ITONICS Radar consolidates the assessments and provides the final results. We propose a standard blue print of methods and processes that can be adopted to the individual requirements of your company.



Semantic tag clouds

We have developed a new type of tag cloud for ITONICS Radar: you can browse through keywords and our algorithm finds semantically similar terms in the knowledge base and displays closely related technologies, contents, ideas, themes, etc. In addition to the semantic tag cloud, ITONICS Radar also builds trend maps, trend portfolios and even dynamic technology roadmaps. Our dynamic data visualization approach facilitates a fast and intuitive access to large amounts of data!

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  • The decisive factor for the success of our project was ITONICS’ expertise in trend management. We were not just looking for a software partner, but for someone who is familiar with the topic and who we can trust.

    Head of Innovation Management
    German Dairy Company
  • We successfully leverage trends to develop strategic growth areas. With ITONICS we now have an online platform in which our methodology is reflected and on which we can integrate co-workers in the Front End Innovation activities worldwide. For us, this is the consequent digitization of trend and technology management!

    Director Corporate Strategy
    Global Engineering Company
  • We deeply observe and evaluate trends, new technologies, startups and new products and solutions in FinTech as the basis of our innovation activities. To professionalize and institutionalize these activities we rolled-out ITONICS as an intuitive, collaborative, and web-based tool. Our colleagues love the visualizations, especially the trend radar, and the roll-out went smoothly!

    Director Innovation and Digitization
    European Banking Group
  • With ITONICS we managed to bring consistency, transparency and sustainability into our innovation management processes. Moreover ITONICS connects our employees worldwide as a comprehensive information and knowledge base on innovation, thus increasing our innovation potential enormously. In our view, ITONICS is the only provider who can provide a truly integrated innovation process from environmental scanning through innovation roadmapping in a consistent and holistic manner.

    Manager Technology and Innovation Management
    Global Cabling Company
  • Fast and measurable results tailored to our international organization were our basic expectations of an integrated innovation methodology and toolset. The trend-based approach, including a web-based collaboration platform by ITONICS allows us to capture and evaluate trends, inspirations and technologies, to derive fields of action and to ideate and innovate on a global level. Since we started in early 2016, we have already captured over 1,000 inspirations and ideas and have taken the first steps towards the implementation of innovative product and service concepts.

    Head of Innovation Research
    Multinational DIY Retailing Company

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