The Anticipation of Converging Industries

A Concept Applied to Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

  • Clive-Steven Curran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-255

About this book


The blurring of boundaries between hitherto distinct scientific disciplines, technologies or markets is a common and powerful phenomenon. Subjects of this convergence often change consumer behaviours, favouring products and platforms with multiple functions. The Anticipation of Converging Industries provides a detailed focus on the triggers, drivers and consequences of convergence to create a more concise definition of convergence.


This detailed analysis includes a specifically developed toolbox for ‘convergence foresight’, creating a forecasting method for convergence trends. With the focus on the chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries, several indicators of convergence in the areas of Nutraceuticals/Functional Foods, Cosmeceuticals and ICT are derived from samples including over 1million patents and scientific publications.


By supporting this methodical approach with real world data, The Anticipation of Converging Industries is perfect for industry practitioners looking for a competitive edge in the present and for the future. Similarly, academics will find a comprehensive theoretical concept for better understanding the underlying rationale of convergence at their disposal


Convergence Foresight and Forecasting Development of Food Products Industry Convergence Pharmaceutical & food industry convergence

Authors and affiliations

  • Clive-Steven Curran
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  1. 1.Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaABad HomburgGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences