By Jeff Vedders

Interested in what’s next?  What technologies are in development for the automotive industry?  What is expected to be the next “hot item” within biotech?  You could spend hours researching these industries, or you could take a look at MIT’s Technology Review at 

Technology review is an online extension of MIT’s Technology Review magazine.  The publication focuses on emerging technology and its impact on business and society.  Some of the content is free, but the best content is available with a paid subscription.  If you are already a subscriber to the magazine, you can register for access; otherwise you will need to subscribe.  You can either subscribe to the print edition or the online edition.  The cost is fairly economical at $28 for a year’s subscription.  With a paid subscription, you will have access to 5 years worth of archival information.

The site doesn’t have emerging technologies for every industry.  But they do cover some interesting ones.  In fact, many of these industries match those our clients are targeting.  Here is a list of the broad categories they cover:

  •  Biotechnology & Healthcare
  • Business
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Energy, Environment, and Agriculture
  • Government, Law and Policy
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Nanotechnology & Materials
  • Security & Defense
  • Software
  • Telecom/Internet
  • Transportation

Examples of article topics include: “10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World,” “Innovation: The Networked Car,” and “Point of Impact: Cloning, Stem Cells, and Medicine’s Future.”  What we like best about the site is that you find out about some fascinating ideas and technologies within industries quickly and cost effectively.