Gijs van Wulfe, writing for Innovation Excellence, shares that in his new book, The Innovation Expedition, web search professional Marc Heleven of provides “18 top international trend sites in 2014 where you can find a lot of answers on future change the coming years.” Here they are:

Springwise – “scans the globe for the most promising business ventures”

Trendwatching – watches for emerging consumer trends, insights and innovations

Trend Hunter – popular crowdsourced collection of cutting edge ideas

MoreInspiration – innovative products and technologies

Trends@alltop – helps answers, ‘What’s happening?’ in ‘all the topics’ that interest you

NOTCOT – a growing network of design sites

CoolBusinessIdeas – “a blog about brand new promising business ideas around the world”

PSFK – emerging ideas covering the design, digital, marketing, media and technology industries

Trendcentral – “focuses on what’s new and what’s next in the realms of lifestyle, fashion, entertainment and technology”

World Future Society – enables “thinkers, political personalities, scientists and lay-people to share an informed, serious dialogue on what the future will be like”

David Report – “trends in the intersection of design, culture and business”

JWT Intelligence – converting cultural shifts into opportunities

TED – ideas worth spreading

Lidewij Edelkoort – “Lidewij has pioneered trend forecasting as a profession”

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies – creates “awareness of the future and highlighting its importance to the present”

TrendOriginal – personal consumer trends

Cool Hunting – design, technology, art and culture innovations

Mashable – “the largest independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology”