This programme is the breeding ground for new technologies and ideas within NLR. NLR invests in technologies of the future that are widely deployable for NLR and that could have a huge impact on the way that we live, learn, work and produce. Consider, for instance, virtualisation, digitisation, automation, AR/VR, (explainable) artificial intelligence (AI) including machine learning and deep learning, distributed ledger technology such as blockchain, and advanced data analytics. We identify emerging technologies and predict how these will develop. We then link these with topics and programmes that are relevant for NLR and our stakeholders and partners.