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Emerging technology monitoring EMRG


Identifying and assessing new and emerging technologies, products, services, methods and techniques.

SFIA 9 is in development

  • SFIA 9 beta due in early July 2024
  • SFIA 9 planned for publication October 2024

This is a prototype for SFIA 9. It is subject to change before publication.

Guidance notes


Activities may include — but are not limited to:

  • assessing relevance and potential impacts — which may be threats or opportunities
  • communicating the impact of emerging technologies. 

Assessments may relate to business enablers, cost, performance or sustainability


Defined at these levels: 4 5 6

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 1

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 2

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 3

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 4


Supports monitoring of the external environment and assessment of emerging technologies.

Contributes to the creation of reports, technology roadmapping and the sharing of knowledge and insights.

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 5


Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies.

Assesses and documents the impacts, threats and opportunities to the organisation.

Creates reports and technology roadmaps and shares knowledge and insights with others.

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 6


Plans and leads the identification and assessment of emerging technologies and the evaluation of potential impacts, threats and opportunities.

Creates technology roadmaps that align organisational plans with emerging technology solutions. Engages with, and influences, relevant stakeholders to obtain organisational commitment to technology roadmaps.

Develops organisational guidelines for monitoring emerging technologies.

Collaborates with internal and external parties to facilitate intelligence gathering.

Emerging technology monitoring: Level 7