The best Innovation ETFs

How to invest in innovative technologies using ETFs

0.30% p.a. - 0.82% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of innovation ETFs
on innovative technologies, which are tracked by ETFs
on innovative technologies
 
The best indices for innovation ETFs

How do I invest in innovative technologies?

Gaining new insights through research and using these insights to develop and implement new technologies is part of the business model of many companies.

Many of these efforts, with particular economic impact and dissemination, are expected to be in the health sector. The same applies to digital technologies, whose effects will probably not result in evolution but in a complete transformation of value chains and sales processes. Index providers evaluate companies according to their ambitions for innovation and construct specific indices based on this information.

In this investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest in innovative technologies. Currently, there are 19 ETFs available.
 

iSTOXX® FactSet Breakthrough Healthcare performance

1 month: 3.82%
1 year: -1.81%
3 years: -19.08%
5 years: 19.12%
 

Innovation ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing an innovation ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all innovation ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all innovation ETFs in detail
Compare all innovation ETFs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETFIE00BYZK4776 884 0.40% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI Disruptive Technology ESG Filtered (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2023678282 129 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
HANetf HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETFIE00BDDRF700 68 0.59% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
L&G Healthcare Breakthrough UCITS ETF USD AccIE00BK5BC677 61 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI China Technology All Shares Stock Connect UCITS ETF AccIE00BM8QS095 25 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
L&G Pharma Breakthrough UCITS ETFIE00BF0H7608 18 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HANetf HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETFIE00BJQTJ848 15 0.59% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) Solactive China Technology UCITS ETF (USD) A-accLU2265794276 13 0.47% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Xtrackers Harvest MSCI China Tech 100 UCITS ETF 1CLU2376679564 9 0.44% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
First Trust Indxx NextG UCITS ETF AccIE00BWTNM743 6 0.70% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Innovation UCITS ETF 1CIE0006FFX5U1 6 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
VanEck Genomics and Healthcare Innovators UCITS ETF AIE000B9PQW54 5 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
WisdomTree Megatrends UCITS ETF USDIE0000902GT6 4 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi MSCI China Tech ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD AccLU1681044050 4 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
L&G Global Thematic ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE000VTOHNZ0 3 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF AccIE000RN036E0 3 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Genomic Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF 1CIE000KD0BZ68 3 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF DistIE000C75IMX8 1 0.60% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
KraneShares ICBCCS SSE STAR Market 50 Index UCITS ETF IE00BKPJY434 1 0.82% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 24/02/2024

 

Return comparison of all innovation ETFs

The table shows the returns of all innovation ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Xtrackers MSCI Innovation UCITS ETF 1C 0.48% 12.68% 1.96% 14.22% -
HANetf HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF -7.28% 12.65% -6.14% 12.79% -16.10%
First Trust Indxx NextG UCITS ETF Acc -1.02% 11.31% 6.62% 12.61% 21.76%
Lyxor MSCI Disruptive Technology ESG Filtered (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 0.19% 16.39% 2.44% 9.94% -16.05%
L&G Global Thematic ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -3.11% 11.52% -4.86% -3.44% -
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF Acc -4.21% 9.25% 2.31% -6.01% -
iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF -1.87% 14.71% -3.19% -6.94% -24.58%
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF Dist -4.23% 8.76% 1.12% -8.22% -
HANetf HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF -4.86% 12.76% -9.72% -12.88% -32.51%
Xtrackers MSCI Genomic Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF 1C -1.80% 11.54% -5.06% -13.38% -
VanEck Genomics and Healthcare Innovators UCITS ETF A -2.87% 13.13% -8.13% -14.04% -
L&G Healthcare Breakthrough UCITS ETF USD Acc -2.63% 16.38% -9.76% -14.70% -36.84%
L&G Pharma Breakthrough UCITS ETF -4.98% 0.26% -9.90% -20.75% -17.84%
Amundi MSCI China Tech ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD Acc -19.46% -22.03% -36.49% -36.60% -33.25%
UBS ETF (LU) Solactive China Technology UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc -16.67% -21.52% -30.56% -37.39% -
Xtrackers Harvest MSCI China Tech 100 UCITS ETF 1C -15.80% -18.34% -31.09% -39.38% -
Invesco MSCI China Technology All Shares Stock Connect UCITS ETF Acc -14.98% -19.67% -32.51% -41.09% -
KraneShares ICBCCS SSE STAR Market 50 Index UCITS ETF -20.20% -23.41% -30.74% -41.74% -
WisdomTree Megatrends UCITS ETF USD -5.73% - - - -
ETF   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
Xtrackers MSCI Innovation UCITS ETF 1C 0.48% 25.04% - - -
Lyxor MSCI Disruptive Technology ESG Filtered (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 0.19% 16.95% -26.89% 3.20% -
First Trust Indxx NextG UCITS ETF Acc -0.89% 20.81% -15.29% 17.92% -0.95%
Xtrackers MSCI Genomic Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF 1C -1.80% -8.94% - - -
iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF -1.87% -3.45% -14.59% -4.81% 47.15%
VanEck Genomics and Healthcare Innovators UCITS ETF A -2.87% -9.98% - - -
L&G Global Thematic ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -3.11% 6.36% - - -
L&G Healthcare Breakthrough UCITS ETF USD Acc -3.79% -8.06% -25.30% 1.45% 60.22%
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF Acc -4.21% 7.01% - - -
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate UCITS ETF Dist -4.88% 4.55% - - -
L&G Pharma Breakthrough UCITS ETF -5.55% -15.14% 3.96% -2.71% 22.92%
WisdomTree Megatrends UCITS ETF USD -5.73% - - - -
HANetf HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF -6.00% -4.00% -21.47% -5.56% 23.89%
HANetf HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF -10.27% 37.74% -38.10% 9.95% 54.69%
Invesco MSCI China Technology All Shares Stock Connect UCITS ETF Acc -14.61% -22.98% -22.34% - -
Xtrackers Harvest MSCI China Tech 100 UCITS ETF 1C -15.80% -19.75% - - -
UBS ETF (LU) Solactive China Technology UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc -16.67% -15.32% -23.69% - -
Amundi MSCI China Tech ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD Acc -19.46% -15.98% 2.11% -2.33% -4.82%
KraneShares ICBCCS SSE STAR Market 50 Index UCITS ETF -19.96% -22.58% -30.86% - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/01/2024; Calculations in GBP including dividends