Briefs

    • 06.05.2011 Author : Brigitte Rasmussen

      The purpose of this Technology Foresight on nano-technology was to provide knowledge regarding the scope for nano-scientific and nano-technological developments over the next 20 years, as a basis for the development of a cohesive, long-term policy for research, education and innovation in this area. The delivery of an action plan for Danish nano-science and nano-technology

    • Author : Brigitte Rasmussen

      The overall goal of this foresight on sensor technologies was to provide scenarios for future developments in sensor technology in terms of the technology itself, its application and relevant markets for the period 2000–2015. This was to provide a decision support tool to prioritise research and development and to guide the commercialisation of sensor technology

    • 04.05.2011 Author : Anette Braun

      Despite the progress they have made to restructure and modernize, Eastern German regions today still lag clearly behind most regions of Western Germany. For this reason there is a need for a specific East German Innovation Policy. This has led the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung of BMBF) to

    • Author : Heinz Kolz

      The population structure of the German federal state of Rhineland-Pfalz (The Rhineland-Palatinate) in South-West Germany will change considerably in the coming decades. This will have impact on every sphere of private and public life. Taking account of projections for population growth in the region Futur Radar 2030 (Zukunftsradar 2030) took a closer look at these

    • Author : Tonia Damvakeraki

      This first-ever foresight initiative in Bulgaria was developed for the purpose of introducing the use of foresight as a tool for policy development at national, regional and sectoral level. The aim was to adapt foresight techniques and methodological frameworks to the Bulgarian environment. This was achieved by implementing two foresight pilots in the fields of:

    • Author : Isabelle Chatrie

      Agora 2020 is a foresight exercise on the demand of research on transport, mobility, housing, construction, urbanism and risks, launched in spring 2003 by the DRAST -Directorate of Research and Scientific and Technical Affairs of the Ministry of Infrastructure, a scientific agency linked to the department of transport, housing and building. The project’s aim is

    • Author : Arnold Verbeek

      The food sector is one of the most important industrial sectors in Flanders. The aim of this foresight exercise was to identify and map future scientific and technological developments in the food sector from a socio-economical perspective and to identify future needs for industry working in the sector. The outcome of the study directly feeds

    • Author : Arnold Verbeek

      The chemical sector in Flanders-Belgium is among the largest in Europe and the petrochemical centre around the port of Antwerp is the second largest in the world. This foresight study intends to contribute to maintaining and even strengthening the competitiveness of this sector in the future. The approach was to: Identify and map future scientific

    • Author : Isabelle Chatrie

      Operation FutuRIS is the result of an initiative launched by the French Association for Technical Research (ANRT) to bring together leading players of the public and private sectors with the aim of laying the foundations for the future of the French Research and Innovation System. FutuRIS is a systemic foresight exercise that uses a number

    • Author : Jane Jackson

      The objective of the UK Foresight Project entitled EEMS – ‘Exploiting the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum’ was to provide a vision for the future exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum to ensure increased UK innovation in related areas. Technologies that ‘exploit’ the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum include lasers, X-rays and other medical technologies as well as technologies for communication, the