“Emerging industries”: methodology for their classification and on the most active, significant and relevant new emerging industrial sectors

Emergingi industries classification methodologyThe classification methodology for emerging industries was based on firm capital raising data and on cross-sector combinations through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). This approach allowed the capturing of data about firms that already have had a sizeable impact on the markets in which they operate, and provided indications of the cross-sector spillovers that give rise to emerging industries. The approach was complemented by an analysis of patent and sector growth data.

Equity investments and mergers and acquisitions as market signals

On the basis of this methodology 7 key emerging industries were selected according to their level of activity, significance and relevance. These key emerging industries were: creative industries; eco industries; experience industries; maritime industries; mobile services industries; mobility industries; and personalised medicine industries.