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From our base in Berlin, we’re deeply immersed in global innovations, trends, and opportunities, 24/7, with local expertise being added by our German analysts and dozens of spotters from Düsseldorf to Köln to Hamburg. 

Our trends are driven by our proprietary methodology.

PDI – Purpose-Driven Innovation – is our analytical framework and methodology designed to guide professionals and the wider world in identifying and acting on meaningful business opportunities.

We have been using the core elements of this framework for over 10 years now, and our latest round of work guarantees it will continue to push the envelope in 2022, if not until 2030. 


FREE | Our Trend Updates are read by thousands of professionals.

From our Innovation of the Day to our monthly MakeShift publication – we deliver fresh new ideas and insights to 8,000 German professionals (and 100,000+ subscribers worldwide).

💌 As well as weekly emails, you can also receive our Free Trend Updates daily via WhatsApp, Telegram, and Slack

We also offer some of the most successful tools that we have developed over the years to work with trends, for free, on our Toolbox page.

Read our latest Make→Shift issue: NICHE NETS  

Trusted by brands like Hornbach, Adidas, Der Spiegel, Aldi and Audi.

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Amplify | Our trend intelligence platform with hundreds of German innovations.

Used by dozens of German brands and agencies,  Amplify is fully equipped to help German professionals stay on top of everything they need to know to about trends and innovations - both in their local context and internationally.

Our platform comes with full access to our Trend Reports, Trend Framework and our Ask an Analyst service. It also houses our Innovation Database, which includes over 500 German innovations alongside 28.000 innovations (and counting) from all over the world.

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CUSTOM | Meet our 🇩🇪 analyst Thomas

Our Berlin-based analyst, Thomas Klaffke, is assisted by our teams in Singapore, Amsterdam, New York, and London, and spotters in 60+ countries worldwide.

He can be commissioned for customized trend reports, webinars, and workshops. In German or English.

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ACADEMY | Our online course in purpose-driven innovation.

We’ve just launched our Academy – in collaboration with Business of Purpose.

Learn new skills to identify and act on trends with our Purpose-Driven Innovation methodology, in a 25-lesson, self-paced, online video course.

Enroll now! 🏆 Certification included!


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🌎 Connect with our global communities.

Join tw:in, our spotter network and TrendWatching's extended content team, and Business of Purposeour sister-brand, and community for purpose-driven business professionals. Both communities have dozens of German members, who are aiming to build a better, more purpose-driven business world through innovations, collaborations and connections. 

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Any questions? Do get in touch, in German or English.

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