Horizon Scanning

Horizon Scanning

Horizon scanning is used for detecting early signs of important developments through a systematic examination of potential threats and opportunities, with emphasis on new technology. The methodology determines what is constant, what changes, and what constantly changes. It explores novel and unexpected issues as well as persistent problems and trends, including matters at the margins of current thinking that challenge past assumptions. Horizon scanning is often based on desk research, helping to develop the big picture behind the issues to be examined. As experts on the forefront of automotive evolution and technologies, Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) can share unique perspectives and knowledge to better identify how evolving technologies might influence the future.

RSC’s horizon scanning approach involves considering what could happen next – over the horizon – in a structured manner. Our industry-leading methodology involves systematically investigating evidence pointing to future trends and considering evidence that exists outside an organization’s usual environment. Our team can help your organization to monitor and identify issues, trends, and developments that could impact your business in the future and result in threats or opportunities. Our experienced team of consultants helps our clients:

  • Understand the horizon scanning approach and obtain buy-in from the wider organization
  • Conduct horizon scanning workshops with cross-functional teams using RSC internal, external, and client experts
  • Develop workshop findings into concise reports and disseminate findings through novel, multimedia resources