The top-ranked ones are included in the selection phase called “Validation” at Greiner. Here, information is collected and structured. In addition to official sources such as studies, scientific journals, and patent databases, informal sources such as conferences or personal contacts are also used. The result is a document on each topic containing information on the latest developments, the possible effects for Greiner, the opportunities, the challenges, etc. Thus, it acts as a foundation to give impulses for technology strategies and sensitize emerging technology developments.