A new technology, that radically transforms markets, creates wholly new markets or destroys existing markets for other technologies.... more on: Disruptive technology
A technology, that when implemented as a product or service, eliminates existing markets, creates new markets, and/or drastically modifies market(s) structure(s).
a new, more cost-effective way of accomplishing something
a new product or innovation that sneaks into an established market because industry leaders fail to recognize the threat it poses
a new technological innovation, product, or service that eventually overturns the existing dominant technology in the market, despite the fact
an innovation that brings something something worse to market
an innovation that brings something worse to the market
A technology that is significantly superior and different from current technologies. A disruptive technology not only changes how a problem is solved, but also changes the market. The new capabilities the technology introduces alter customers' expectations and requirements. Examples from the past include the telephone, automobile and Internet. Another definition is a technology that falls short of satisfying one or more current customer requirements but has such a rapid trajectory of improvement that it will soon overcome this drawback. In most cases, the disruptive technology overtakes the existing technology and replaces it.
This term was coined by Clayton M. Christensen to describe a new, low-cost, often simpler technology that displaces an existing sustaining technology. Disruptive technologies are usually initially inferior to the technology that they displace, but their low cost creates a market that induces technological and economic network effects that provide the incentive to enhance them to match and surpass the previous technology. They create new industries, but eventually change the world. Examples include the internal combustion engine, transistors and the Internet. Source: "Disruptive Technology" at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.
An emerging technology of such potential impact that it will drastically change existing business models.
A disruptive technology is any new "gizmo" that puts an end to the good life for technologies that preceded it. When the automobile was first invented, it represented a disruptive technology. Harvard Business School professors Richard Rosenbloom, Joseph Bower, and Clayton Christensen developed the concept of disruptive technologies.
A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is a technological innovation, product, or service that eventually overturns the existing dominant technology or product in the market. Disruptive innovations can be broadly classified into lower-end and new-market disruptive innovations. A new-market disruptive innovation is often aimed at non-consumption, whereas a lower-end disruptive innovation is aimed at mainstream customers who were ignored by established companies.