How will you sell your products in five, ten and 20 years? What technological and social trends are changing your industry? How do you ensure renewal? A commissioned study provides you with future scenarios and with options points for your company.

In times of rapid change, innovation is the basis for tomorrow's entrepreneurial success. Conversely, if you stand still, you go backwards. But how do you reach the altitude from which the path into the future becomes visible?

A GDI study provides practical impulses for more innovative strength. It analyses which social and economic megatrends are changing a particular industry. And it shows how you can take these developments into account in your strategy for the future.

A commissioned study is a partnership project. In cooperation with our clients, we create questions and goals. In this way, we can guarantee that your study is precisely tailored to your needs.

Für Auftragsstudien arbeitet das GDI, der älteste unabhängige Think-Tank der Schweiz, interdisziplinär und kombiniert Wissen Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Unsere Autorinnen und Autoren sind bestens vernetzt mit Research-Partnern. Wir sind stolz, Ihnen einige unserer partners to you.

Study examples

Are Smartwatches Eroding Solidarity?

Scenarios for a data-driven healthcare system


Our health is increasingly translated into numbers. This datafication not only promises better prognoses of health trajectories, it also enables more control of behaviour. But how does this new transparency affect the solidarity principle of healthcare?


Prevention in Transition

Stable routines in unstable times


Celery smoothie or frozen pizza? Forest run or flopping on the sofa? Netflix or a nap? The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many of us to change our habits, for better or worse. What does it take for us to behave healthier? And how do we prevent illness in a sustainable way? These are the questions addressed in this GDI study.


Future Skills

Four scenarios for the world of tomorrow


What awaits our children? In future, will they only be able to go out on the streets with face masks, after having disclosed their health data? Are globalisation and liberal democracy obsolete models? Will there still be jobs for everyone? And would it be a bad thing if there weren’t?



Dr. Johannes C. Bauer

Head Think Tank, Member of the Executive Board


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