Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Innovation in Manufacturing Industries, 2018

Published: 26 July 2018

ID: G00338666

Analyst(s): Stephen Smith , Michelle Duerst


CEO digitalization and growth initiatives have ignited a transformational change in manufacturing industries and how they innovate to include internal team members, partners, customers, data sources and things. CIOs and IT leaders can reference this Hype Cycle for insights and trends.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Mass Customization of Formulated Products
    • Smart Dust
    • AI-Enabled Material Informatics
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • 3D Printing of Consumable Personal Products
    • Crowdsourced Product Innovation
    • Smart Assets
    • 4D Printing
    • Things as Customers
    • E-Labeling
    • IP Protection in 3D Printing
  • At the Peak
    • Enterprise Labeling
    • Digital Experience Platforms
    • Formalized Ideation for Manufacturing
    • Digital Applications
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS)
    • Data as a Service
    • Smart City Framework
    • Voice of the Customer
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Connected Home
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • Analytics for Customer Intelligence
    • Augmented Reality
    • Connected Car Platforms
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Social Analytics
    • Digital Optimization
    • Product Portfolio Management for Manufacturing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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