Sensors and Instrumentation

The last 10 years have strongly demonstrated the degree of impact and value sensing technologies play in everyday lives with their exponential use in consumer devices and beyond. Internet of Things (IoT), a major current trend, fundamentally relies on widespread proliferation of devices with one or many types of sensors. Through our continuous tracking and monitoring of both technology and product developments, the cluster is uniquely positioned to analyze and predict technology and market trends, identify challenges and opportunities for companies in different geographies and industries, and provide continuous cutting-edge insights.

Domain Expertise


Sensor Fusion

Ubiquitous Wireless Sensors


Touchless Sensing

Smart Sensors

CBRNE Detection

Energy Harvesting

Key Research Focus Areas

Advanced/Smart/Intelligent Monitoring & Control

  • Wearable Sensors – Sensors, Wireless Communications, Touch Sensors, Integrated Senors with enhanced sensing and signal processing.
  • Touchless Sensing
  • Quantified Self

Ubiquitous Sensing

  • Wireless Sensors and Control – Reduced Power Consumption;
  • Ease of Network Integration
  • Sensor Fusion

Highly Sensitive, Miniaturized Sensors

  • Nanosensors-CNTS, nanomaterials
  • Nanofabrications Technology
  • MEMS Sensors

Industrial Automation

  • 3D Machine Vision – Vision Sensor
  • Energy Harvesting – Machine Vibrations, Thermal Energy; Harvesting Electromagnetic fields for transmission line monitoring
  • M2M

Low Power Sensors

  • Energy Harvesting
  • Sensor Networks

Enhanced Security

  • Handheld CBRNE Detectors; Stand-Off Detection
  • THz Technology, Lidar, Nanosensors
  • Smart Sensors – Home Automation

Value Proposition

Key Questions of Clients


Whom should I partner with?


What is the National Roadmap and what are the best practices adopted by other countries?


What are the R&D areas I should focus on?


What is the opportunity for the technology in 5 to 10 years?


What are the attractive markets for my technology?


What are the technologies I should invest in?


Who are my competitors and what are they doing unique?


Which region should I gain entry?

Engagement Types

  • Assessment of R&D portfolio
  • R&D management
  • IP Consulting
  • Technology investment Opportunities
    • Evaluation of funding initiatives
    • Merger and acquisition opportunities
    • Identification of strategic alliance partners
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Market Opportunity analysis
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Evaluation of nation innovation indicators and country’s best practices
  • Technology and patent valuation
  • Business model innovation

Case Studies

A Start-up Firm

Market Entry Strategy for a Start-Up Firm

The Challenge

A start-up opical sensors’ company intended to explore potential opportunities of multi-point optical pressure sensors for oil and gas industry to devise suitable plans for market entry.

Project Objectives

  • Identification of key unmet needs worldwide, with regard to multipoint in-well optical pressure sensors (fiber optic sensors) for the oil industry.
  • Evaluation of promising application segments and key unmet needs for the company to target and explore.
  • Analysis of global market potential (to build a business case for fiber optic pressure sensors in the oil industry), time-to-market issues, key players(including developers and providers), and competing solutions in the mentioned application sector.

Our Approach and Work

  • Frost & Sullivan adopted a top-down approach to quantify the total market for the optical sensors segment.
  • We conducted a stakeholder and market opportunity analysis as well as demand analysis to understand the degree of competition and opportunities for penetration.

Outcome and Business Impact

Frost & Sullivan’s strategic recommendations covering assessment of potential opportunities for multipoint, in-well pressure measurements systems, unmet needs of fiber optic pressure sensors in the identified application domain, limitations of conventional technologies, other potentials markets, and global market size of the identified market for the company to target, enabled the client to formulate appropriate market entry plans.

A Government Agency

Technology Assessment & Market Analysis

The Challenge

Inductive wireless power transmission has reached maturity phase and commercial products have hit the shelves. The object was to assess the potential of an alternative technology by evaluating the technology and market landscape of wireless power transmission technology.

Project Objectives

  • Assess the commerical success of technology.
  • Provide market projection for the mentioned technology.
  • Evaluate patent landscape.

Our Approach and Work

  • Patent analysis was conducted to identify organizations with similar technology profiles that were suggested as potential partners in developing a technological ecosystem.
  • We had also identified key collaborations within the technology space, to understand the degree of entry barrier imposed by near-term technological commitments.
  • We networked with wireless power transmission organizations to identify the technology challenges, as well as progress made in the areas where the alternative technology claims to address.
  • We had adopted a top-down approach to predict possible markets and had developed a model to identify the addressable market. We had also suggested potential buyers and technology development partners for the technology.

Outcome and Business Impact

Strategic recommendations covering market sizing, scenario analysis, technology capability, and market needs were provided to the client; the findings enable the client to assess attractive applications and potential partners to formulate plans for technology development and commercialization.

A Major Space Agency

Technology Assessment for a Major Space Agency

The Challenge

Intergovernmental space agency dedicated to the human spaceflight and unmanned exploration missions intended to analyze the trends and needs of space industry with regard to data exchange between different software used in space systems development.

Project Objectives

Assess the trends in the undstry through exhaustive network of European space agency/industry participants.

Our Approach and Work

Frost & Sullivan analyzed the current status of the tools and data used in the engineering processes and procured information on “Best Practices and Procedures” for product data exchange in space systems engineering processes and demonstration examples by utilizing the network of key European space agency/industry participants.

Outcome and Business Impact

Frost & Sullivan’s strategic recommendations were used by the client to develop a Space System Engineering Data Exchange Chart which includes guidelines for data sharing between the client and its partners.

  • Global Conformal Coatings Technology Growth Opportunities
  • Technology Convergence is Enabling the Automotive Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global LiDAR R&D Portfolio Assessment and Growth Opportunities
  • Growth Opportunities in Terahertz Imaging
  • Spectral Sensing Growth Opportunities
  • Microelectromechanical System (MEMS): R&D Portfolio Assessment and Growth Opportunities
  • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Growth Opportunities
  • Technological Advancements in Dielectric Materials
  • Global Nanophotonics Materials: Technology Analysis
  • Sensor Materials, Processing, and Fabrication Growth Opportunities
  • Sensor Fusion: R&D Portfolio and Growth Opportunity Analysis
  • 2021 Technology Convergence Scenarios
  • Emerging Opportunities of Advanced Materials in Biosensors
  • Growth Opportunities of Sensor Technologies for Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Technology Advancements in Imaging Radars
  • Frost Radar : Digital Biomarkers Through Connected Devices, 2020
  • Growth Opportunities of Emerging Technologies Impacting CBRNE Applications
  • Growth Opportunities for Programmable Semiconductor Technologies
  • Growth Opportunities for Conductive Materials
  • Novel Innovations Facilitating Digital Transformation of Agricultural Sector
  • Opportunities of Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities
  • Growth Opportunities for Polymeric Materials
  • 2020 Technology Convergence Scenarios
  • Emerging Technology Opportunities Impacting Home Automation in India
  • Advanced Non-contact Patient Monitoring Technologies: A New Paradigm in Healthcare Monitoring
  • Role of 5G Communication revolutionizing Industrial Internet of Things
  • Opportunities for Quantum Technology in Chemical Sensors, Biosensors, and Imaging Sensors
  • Opportunities of Autonomous Delivery Robots in Warehouse Management
  • Breakthrough Medical Device Technologies for Non-Invasive, Drug Free Pain Management
  • Disruptive Opportunities for Data Storage Technologies
  • Expanding Applications for Additive Manufacturing: The Road Ahead
  • Image Sensors: R&D Portfolio and Opportunity Analysis
  • Advancements in Automotive Electronics
  • Emerging Alternatives for Single-use plastics in Packaging
  • Advanced Visualization Technologies Improving Medical Imaging and Diagnosis
  • Thermoconductive Adhesives–Technology Impact Analysis
  • Digitalization in Smart Grid Networks – Emerging Application and Impact Assessment
  • Technology Convergence Impacting Oil and Gas Sector
  • Impact Assessment of Automation in the Indian Manufacturing sector
  • Advancements in AI on Edge – Emerging Applications and Innovations
  • Imaging Innovations for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • Next Generation Technologies Enabling High Performance Diagnostic Device
  • Electronics Manufacturing: Global Opportunity Analysis
  • Technological Advances in Gastrointestinal Imaging and Diagnosis
  • Innovations in Sensors for CUI and Structural Monitoring Applications
  • Innovations in Biomarker Analytics
  • Sensor Innovations Driving IoT: Opportunity Analysis
  • Semiconductor Lithography: Opportunity Assessment for Advanced Electronics
  • Sensors for Homeland Security: Global Opportunity Assessment
  • Augmented Analytics: Future of Business Intelligence
  • Intelligent Automation Technologies Transforming Industrial Manufacturing
  • Opportunities Assessment of Artificial Intelligence in Consumer Electronics
  • Advancements in Sensors for Robotics
  • Impact Assessment of Robotics in the Logistics Sector
  • Image-guided Navigation Technologies Providing Surgical Guidance
  • Emerging Opportunities for Aerogels
  • Opportunities for Sensors in Digital Farming
  • Metal Foams–Technology Opportunity Assessment
  • Disruptive Technologies in Digital Health
  • HealthWear Enabling Continuous Monitoring and Remote Therapies
  • Assessment of Electronics, Sensors, and Manufacturing Start-up Ecosystem in India
  • Sensor Innovations Transforming Healthcare Sector
  • Phygital: Redefining Customer Experience Across Physical and Digital Channels
  • Drones: R&D Portfolio and Opportunity Analysis
  • Disruptive Innovations in Smart Waste Management
  • Opportunity Assessment of Graphene Oxide
  • Medical Device Innovations Furthering FemTech
  • Flexible Hybrid Electronics: R&D Portfolio and Opportunity Analysis
  • Breakthrough Sensor Innovations in L4 and L5 Autonomous Driving
  • Nanomanufacturing: Global Impact Assessment
  • 2019 Technology Convergence Scenarios
  • Technology Convergence Driving Smart Home Automation
  • Digital Twin: Application Landscape and Opportunity Assessment
  • 5G: The Emerging Digital Frontier
  • Breakthrough Technologies Building Superior Hospital Infrastructure
  • Game-changing Innovations Transforming Cardiovascular Care
  • Technologies for Monitoring and Control of NOx in Automobiles
  • Technology Convergence Transforming E-textiles
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Agriculture 2.0
  • Technologies in Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Technologies with High Funding: Impact Assessment and Growth Opportunities
  • Robotic Exoskeletons: Roadmapping and Impact Analysis
  • Breakthrough Sensor Innovations in Food and Beverage Sector
  • Redefining the Future of Mobility with Blockchain
  • Incisionless Surgeries: Envisioning The Future of Surgical Technology
  • Automotive Sensors – Innovation Impact and Roadmapping
  • Autonomous Vehicles Application Landscape and Opportunity Assessment
  • Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers
  • Emerging Opportunities for Quantum Dots
  • Technology Breakthroughs in Zero-Friction Coatings
  • Measurement-while Drilling – Patenting and Technology Development Trends
  • Emerging innovations in India
  • Digital Innovations Creating an Immersive Environment for Health Monitoring
  • Technology Innovations Enabling Precision Robotic Surgery
  • Technologies Enabling Smart Water Grid
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Future of Digital Work
  • Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Marine Sector
  • Disruptive Opportunities for Intelligent Home Automation in India
  • Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies Driving Opportunities in Energy Industry
  • Sensor Innovations Driving Future of Aerospace and Defense
  • Disruptive Technologies Transforming Digital Oil Field
  • Disruptive Opportunities for Cobots in Manufacturing
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Homes of the Future
  • Reimagining Healthcare Delivery: Impact of Gamification and Patient Engagement
  • Organ-on-a-chip Innovations Fueling Drug Screening Applications
  • Advancements in Marine Propulsion Technologies
  • Internet of Medical Things Enabling Hospitals of the Future
  • Technology Impact Assessment of Micro Energy Harvesting
  • Digital Twin Transforming Manufacturing
  • Emerging Technologies to Detect Freshness of Produce
  • Breakthrough Innovations in PoC Diagnostics for Smart Healthcare
  • 2018 Top Technologies in Sensors & Instrumentation
  • ICT Technologies Transfoming the Future of Automotive Sector
  • Healthcare Innovations in Emerging Economies
  • Sensor Innovations Transforming Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Technologies for Defense
  • Innovations in Structural Electronics
  • Intelligent Sensors for Connected Home Appliances
  • Emerging Sensor Technologies Transforming Medical Diagnostics
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Retail Process Automation
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of Korea
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of Cybersecurity
  • Future of Transistor Technology
  • Unraveling The Chinese Innovation Puzzle
  • Technologies Enabling Super-resolution Biomedical Imaging
  • Innovations Impacting Industrial Sensing
  • Technology Roadmapping of Micro-LED Displays
  • Innovations Empowering Social Robots
  • Future Wearables in Healthcare – R&D Portfolio Areas and Technology Roadmapping
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities
  • AI and Big Data Technologies Transforming Financial Services
  • Emerging Innovations in Adhesive Technologies
  • Image Guidance and Navigation Technologies for Robotic Surgery
  • Impact of Visible Light Communication (VLC) Technology
  • Data Storage Technologies of the Future
  • Advanced Safety Technologies Empowering Mobility
  • Technologies Enabling Intelligent Robotics
  • IIoT Driving Manufacturing Innovations
  • Rapid Charging Technology Empowering Small-Scale Electronics
  • Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications
  • Emerging Technologies for Defense
  • Innovations in Smart Sensors
  • Vehicle-to-Everything Technologies for Connected Cars
  • Technologies Driving Clinical Trial Management
  • Securing the Power Grid – Innovations in Energy Cybersecurity
  • Future of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
  • Wearable Technologies for Industrial Applications
  • Technology Advancements Shaping Big Data Progress
  • Innovations in Silicon Photonics
  • Cyber Security Innovations in the Connected World
  • Innovations in Automotive Sensors
  • Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation, 2017
  • The Future of Bionics
  • Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Revolutionizing Healthcare
  • Sensors for Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring
  • Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing
  • Supercharging Within Minutes: Opportunities in Key Application Sectors
  • Future Applications of Virtual Reality (Immersive Computing)
  • Electronic Skin – Advancements and Emerging Opportunities
  • Innovations in Materials for Flexible Electronics
  • Home Security: Technology Assessment and Concerns
  • Impact Assessment of Terahertz Technologies
  • Innovations in Consumer Robotics
  • Advancements in Nano Sensors
  • Next Generation Sensors for Wearables and Smart Phones
  • Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing
  • Advanced Sensor Technologies for Homeland Security
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of Food and Beverage Sector
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of the Aerospace and Defense Sector
  • Technologies Impacting the Future of the Energy Sector
  • Disruptive Technologies Powering New Age Consumer Electronics
  • Innovations in Low-Power Electronics
  • Sensors Innovations Transforming Mining
  • Big Data, XaaS and IoT Transforming Manufacturing Automation
  • Innovations in Smart Lighting
  • Opportunities for 2D Materials in Semiconductor Industry
  • Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Opportunities
  • Innovations in Image Sensors
  • Technology Advancements Transforming Environmental Monitoring
  • Capacitive Sensing: Disruptive Opportunities in Key Sectors
  • Key Technologies Impacting the Future of Healthcare Industry
  • Power Technologies for Drones and Autonomous Robots
  • Top 10 Technologies Impacting the Future of Automotive Market
  • Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation, 2016
  • Advances in Medical Manufacturing
  • Innovations in Wastewater Treatment and Its Impact on Key Sectors
  • Innovations in High Power Electronics Impacting Key Sectors
  • Technology Innovations Enabling Visible Light Communication
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Integrated Environmental Monitoring in Addressing Climate Change
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Precision Agriculture
  • Impact of Wireless Charging Technology Advances in Consumer and Automotive Sectors
  • Technology Advances Shaping Future of Food Security
  • Micro- and Nanobots – Emerging Opportunities
  • Energy Efficiency in Transport, Buildings and Industry
  • Technology Innovations Empowering Low Emission Vehicles
  • Innovations in Water Production and Its Impact on Key Sectors
  • Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovations Impacting Automotive Sector
  • Insights for CFOs betting on Intellectual Property
  • Global Review of Intellectual Property (IP) Funds
  • Electro-Optical/Infrared Systems – Technology Trends Impacting Military and Aerospace Sectors
  • Futuristic Outlook of Wearable Technology in Key Applications
  • Design-driven Innovation – Impact on Consumer Market
  • Next Generation Catalysts- Impact Assessment in Oil & Gas Sectors
  • Technology Innovations Impacting Future of Industrial Automation
  • 2015 Technology Convergence Scenarios
  • Impact of Quantum Dots in Consumer Electronics
  • Low Temperature Coatings for Industrial Applications
  • Technology Advances Empowering Microgrids
  • Emerging Waterless Innovations Disrupting Key Sectors
  • Future of Customer Experience with User Interface Technologies
  • 3D Display Technology Innovations Impacting Consumer Sector
  • Beyond ITO – Materials for Next Generation Consumer Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting Innovations Disrupting Key Applications
  • Impact of Data Storage Technologies in Key Sectors
  • Technology Innovations Impacting Connected Living
  • Super Hi Vision – Impact in Key Applications
  • Emerging Trends in Aviation Coatings
  • Technology Trends Impacting Low Carbon Manufacturing
  • Bioacoustics Sensing – Prospective Opportunities in Key Sectors
  • Technology Innovations Empowering Airport Security
  • Technology Innovations Enabling Manufacturing of Fuel Efficient & Low Noise Aircrafts
  • Impact of Sensory Tracking Technology in Consumer Electronics Sector
  • 2015 Top Technologies in Microelectronics
  • Millimeter Wave Technology: Impact in Key Applications
  • 2015 Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
  • 2015 Top Technologies in Sensors & Control
  • Digitized Retail 2020: Capturing Emerging Opportunities
  • Structural Health Monitoring – Impact of Technology Innovations and Emerging Opportunities
  • 3D Bioprinting: Transforming The Future of Healthcare Sector
  • Impact Assessment of Graphene in Key Sectors
  • Innovations in Emerging Economies – Latin America
  • OLED Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Technology Innovations in Non-Vascular Stents
  • Advances in Photonic Materials
  • Technology Convergence Enabling Smart Factories
  • Technology Solutions to Innovation Management Challenges
  • Technologies Empowering the Smarter Workplace
  • 3D Printing Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Breakthrough Innovations in Optoelectronics
  • 3D Imaging Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Impact Assessment of 3D Printing Materials in Key Applications
  • Innovations in Emerging Economies – Southeast Asia
  • Innovations in Unmanned Vehicles – Land, Air, Sea
  • Innovations in Nanomanufacturing
  • Impact of Bioadhesives in Key Sectors
  • Touchless Sensors Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Polymer Chameleons – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – Disruptive Opportunities in Key Sectors
  • Emerging Trends in Neuromodulators
  • Ambient Intelligence – Visionary Outlook
  • Impact Assessment of Smart Packaging in Healthcare, Electronics and Energy
  • Technology Breakthroughs in Spinal Implants
  • Sensor Technology Innovations Enabling Quantified-Self
  • Radical Innovations Based on Brain Computer Interface(BCI)
  • Innovations in Emerging Economies – India
  • Technologies Enabling the Cockpit of the future (Technical Insight)
  • Technologies Enabling Home Medical Devices and Integrated Care Systems
  • Innovations in Cloud Robotics
  • Printed Sensors Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Enabling Technologies for Net Zero-Energy BuildingsFunding Analysis
  • Impact of Natural Language Processing in Key Applications
  • Advances in Production Technologies for Green Vehicles – Technical Insights
  • Advanced Materials Enabling 3D Printing
  • Top Technologies in Sensors and Control
  • Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
  • Top Technologies in Microelectronics
  • Innovations in Bionics
  • Global Intellectual Property (IP) Markets
  • Top Technologies in Sustainable Energy
  • Top Technologies in Clean and Green Environment – 2014
  • Printed Displays and Lighting Technology – 9 Dimensional Assessment
  • Payments in the Digital Future
  • Top Technologies in Materials and Coatings
  • Technology Competitiveness of Knowledge-Based Economies
  • Materials and Sensors for Renewable Energy
  • National Innovation Ecosystems (Healthcare, CMF, Energy)
  • Innovations in Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Market Implications of 3D Printing
  • Breakthroughs in Sensor Fusion
  • Innovative Applications of Touch Technologies
  • Innovations in Biometrics for Consumer Electronics
  • Sensors for Energy Efficient Buildings and Building Management
  • Technologies for Sustainability
  • Human Life on a Smarter Planet
  • Technological Breakthroughs in Sensors for Threat Detection
  • Top Technologies in Sensors and Control
  • Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation–2013
  • Emerging Applications of Biochips
  • Advances in Sensors for Automotive Driver Assistance Systems
  • Wireless Control Networks for Automation
  • Advances in Sensors for Electric Power Transmission
  • Advances in Process Spectroscopy
  • Non-Destructive Testing Technologies for Composites
  • Adaptive Robotics for Flexible Manufacturing
  • Developments in Image Sensors
  • Emerging Technologies in Machine Vision
  • Top Technologies in Sensors and Control Cluster
  • Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring
  • Opportunities for Wireless Power Transmission: Consumer Electronics
  • Key Developments in Magnetic Field Sensors
  • Advances in Structural Health Monitoring Systems
  • BioMEMS: Impact on Healthcare
  • Top Technologies in Microelectronics
  • Emerging Sensor Technologies for Environmental Monitoring
  • Emerging Opportunities for Lidar in Consumer Electronics
  • Sensor technologies Impacting Physical and Digital Security Markets
  • Technology Advancements in CMOS image sensors
  • Emerging Opportunities for Battery Free Wireless Sensors

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