Table 3

Technology type by forecasting group

Technology typeForecasting groupTotal
Commercial organisationConsultancy agencyGovernmental agencyIndependent non-profit organisationResearchersPolicy research group
Assistive devices3 (3.2%)0 (0.0%)1 (0.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)4 (0.6%)
Devices and biomaterials16 (16.8%)6 (10.9%)56 (15.6%)3 (17.6%)7 (11.5%)10 (10.1)98 (14.3%)
Diagnostic tests and imaging6 (6.3%)26 (47.3%)63 (17.6%)3 (17.6%)9 (14.8%)24 (24.2%)131 (19.1)
Drugs (non- prophylactic vaccine)7 (7.4%)2 (3.6%)31 (8.7%)1 (5.9%)22 (36.1%)19 (19.2%)82 (12.0%)
IT systems, eHealth, mHealth18 (18.9%)7 (12.7%)43 (12.0%)3 (17.6%)3 (4.9%)12 (12.1%)86 (12.6%)
Medical equipment2 (2.1%)5 (5.5%)31 (8.7%)0 (0.0%)1 (1.6%)0 (0.0%)37 (5.4%)
Non-surgical therapy1 (1.1%)0 (0.0%)9 (2.5%)1 (5.9%)3 (4.9%)1 (1.0%)15 (2.2%)
Population programme5 (5.3%)0 (0.0%)9 (2.5%)3 (17.6%)1 (1.6%)6 (6.1%)24 (3.5%)
Prophylactic vaccine0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)18 (5.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)6 (6.1%)24 (3.5%)
Regenerative medicine22 (23.2%)1 (1.8%)48 (13.4%)1 (5.9%)4 (6.6%)4 (4.0%)80 (11.7%)
Therapeutic procedure0 (0.0%)1 (1.8%)20 (5.6%)0 (0.0%)6 (9.8%)9 (9.1%)36 (5.3%)
Organisational programme2 (2.1%)10 (10.6%)11 (3.1%)1 (5.9%)4 (6.6%)2 (2.0%)26 (3.8%)
Unknown9 (9.5%)2 (3.6%)16 (4.5%)1 (5.9%)1 (1.6%)4 (4.0%)33 (4.8%)
Others4 (4.2%)1 (1.8%)2 (0.6%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (2.0%)9 (1.3%)
Total95 (100%)55 (100%)358 (100%)17 (100%)61 (100%)99 (100%)685 (100%)
  • IT,¬†information technology; eHealth, electronic health; mHealth, mobile health.