Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

EFP Brief No. 154: Looking Forward in the ICT and Media Industry – Technological and Market Developments

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The project was an activity within the framework contract between the European Parliament and ETAG, the European Technology Assessment Group, to carry out TA studies on behalf of the Parliament’s STOA Panel in view of the growing importance of a European science and technology policy. The purpose of this particular project was to identify current and expected technological and market developments in the field of ICT with an impact on the media industry and to indicate regulatory challenges and requirements stemming from the anticipated changes. The main target group are the Members of the European Parliament; the wider addressee is the interested public.

EFMN Brief No. 154_ICT and Media Industry

EFP Brief No. 152: Combining ICT and Cognitive Science: Opportunities and Risks

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Many experts think that the technological convergence of previously separated sciences like nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technologies and cognitive sciences will have a deep, long-term impact on society and economy. Key actors in society need to become aware of the challenges linked to converging applications (CA) and take decisions in support of developing them. By analysing CA-related opportunities and risks at a very early stage, we hope to contribute to reducing possible adverse effects in the future.

EFMN Brief No. 152_ICT and Cognitive Science

EFP Brief No. 125: Technology Foresight on Cognition and Robotics

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This technology foresight project was motivated by the significant resources recently invested, both nationally and internationally, in the development of increasingly advanced and complex robots. There is a need to examine the perspectives, possibilities and consequences of development and utilisation of advances in robotics. The goal of the foresight project is to formulate a robust and broadly accepted foundation that can be used to identify opportunities for innovation associated with the development of robot technology that seem particular promising for Demark within a time frame of ten years.

EFMN Brief No. 125_ Robot_and_Cognition

EFP Brief No. 118: Austria’s Futures: Past Perspectives and Present Expectations

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The Brief covers a foresight exercise that is unique in so far as it revisits the projections and scenarios of a historical foresight undertaken in Austria in 1983 for the challenges and changes that Austria would have to meet up to the year 2005. Not only are these sce-narios revisited but also compared to the reality of 2005. In a further step, a second foresight activity of this kind was started to build scenarios for Austria’s future in 2025. The experts of 1983 saw the microelectronic revolution as the technological pacemaker of the future and 20 years later tried to assess the actual impact of this technological progress on various parts of Austrian life.

EFMN Brief No. 118 – Austria’s Future

EFP Brief No. 88: Summit for the Future 2006

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The ‘Summit for the Future’ is organized on an annual basis by The Club of Amsterdam. It brings together international Thought Leaders to discuss significant, global challenges and opportunities. In 2006 it focused on the subject of risk and the role of risk in society, innovation and global growth. Without risk taking there is no progress, no growth and no prosperity. The Summit provided an occasion to reflect upon the role of risk in enterprise and society, on how the global spectrum of risk is changing, and on the acquisition of new tools and thinking to harness risk as a force for growth in the future.

EFMN Brief No. 88 – Summit for the Future 2006

EFP Brief No. 87: Ambient Intelligence 2020

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The “Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life” or AmI@Life S&T roadmap was developed within the IPTS of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in collaboration with ESTO – the European Science and Technology Observatory network. It addresses the potential of universal and trusted access to Ambient Intelligence technologies and the functions in everyday life, raising the issue of universal access to new technologies and functions. The methodology of technology roadmapping was adapted to R&D policy intelligence by implementing a “function-oriented” approach intermediate between technology-push and user-pull. This approach has provided fruitful ways of thinking about useful, accessible and trustworthy functions.

EFMN Brief No. 87 – Ambient Intelligence 2020

EFP Brief No. 83: Cyprus 2013

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The European Commission funded a co-operation project in the framework of the eForesee programme between Cyprus, Malta and Estonia. In this context a pilot exercise entitled “Knowledge management in solving agricultural problems in Cyprus” was conducted. Representatives from the wider public and semi public sector, agricultural organisations and other stakeholders involved in the agricultural process, attended various meetings in order to discuss and express suggestions or recommendations for the improvement of the background paper prepared by the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus – ARI eForesee team to facilitate discussions.

EFMN Brief No. 83 – Cyprus 2013

EFP Brief No. 72: Dutch Hospitality 2020

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The Dutch Board for the Hotel and Catering Industry developed an online innovation database with innovations currently available for the hospitality sector. However, due to the large amount of new products, services, processes and business models identified there is no overview. In addition, the database is centered on innovations already available within the hospitality sector, while the large part of innovation origins from related sectors. The further development of the innovation database questions a wider view on several sectors to conduct an overview of the major developments in innovation within the hospitality sector.

EFMN Brief No. 72 – Dutch Hospitality 2020

EFP Brief No. 67: Children’s TV Malta 2015

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Emerging media technologies and their impact on children’s households may be singled out as one of the key emerging drivers of children’s television. The National Broadcasting Authority of Malta initiated this foresight exercise, in order to identify the most important trends in today’s children television programmes and how these can be improved. The findings of the exercise highlight a complex set of emerging trends and drivers influencing children’s television in 2015, as well as a number of policy levers for improving television for children.  Through the “Children’s Quality Television” foresight exercise a number of policy insights and levers were identified which are currently leading to qualitative improvements in children’s television.

EFMN Brief No. 67 – Children’s TV Malta 2015

EFP Brief No. 64: Communication Media Spain 2018

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The study aims to determine the evolution of social communication media in Spain within the next 15 years with special attention to the impact of new technologies in this area. The specific objective pursued by this forecast is to provide information that helps Public Administrations in their decision-making and companies in facing challenges of the future.

EFMN Brief No. 64 – Communication Media Spain 2018