The Cognis Group Completes Acquisition of Future in Focus - Leading Future Trends Research Company

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International intellectual property consulting company adds foresight research to its suite of products and services.

The Cognis Group (, an international innovation consultancy specializing in IP Strategy, Partnering, and Commercialization announces the acquisition of Future in Focus, a leading future trends research and online subscription company.

Founded in 2014 by Futurist Michael Vidikan, Future in Focus ( delivers technology and consumer foresight research to Fortune 500 corporations and government organizations, helping them see five, 10, or even 25 years into the future. By engaging in foresight consulting services and subscribing to one of the largest trends and foresight research knowledge bases in existence (over 1,400 reports covering 34 categories), clients can enhance their ability to discover future growth opportunities, identify upcoming market challenges, leverage market trends, and transform new insights into innovation.

According to Allen Clary, CEO of the Cognis Group, “The acquisition of Future in Focus uniquely positions Cognis to provide exclusive and proprietary research and resources along the entire innovation journey to help companies discover growth opportunities, secure intellectual property advantages, and accelerate commercialization.”

Michael Vidikan, now Cognis VP of the Foresight Center of Excellence, suggests, “Foresight research is critical to the front-end of innovation where the transformative ideas for breakthroughs exist. We’ve seen companies struggle to translate these disruptive ideas into commercial successes. By combining the capabilities of The Cognis Group’s IP landscaping, partnering, and commercialization services with future trends research, we can now help companies better uncover and realize billion dollar market opportunities.”

Cognis Group, based in the US and UK, provides organizations around the world with the business intelligence and experience they need to make important innovation decisions with confidence. With 20 years of intellectual property research and commercialization experience, and now foresight research, Cognis provides innovation intelligence services to large Fortune 500/1000 companies, research universities, institutions, and technology owners.

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