Posts Tagged ‘factory’

EFP Brief No. 106: City 2030 – Shaping the City of the Future Guiding Principles, Scenarios and Concepts

Friday, May 20th, 2011

In the year 2000 the German Ministry of Education and Research initiated a programme inviting German cities to create principles and models for their long-term development. In cooperation with scientific institutions and experts, the cities were not only supposed to envisage possible or likely future scenarios, but also were asked to think about the goals they wanted to accomplish and criteria to evaluate their progress. All in all, the research network functioned as a research and learning laboratory. Not only cities participating in the exercises were able to profit from Cities 2030, but also cities and regions not participating in the programme benefited from the exchange of ideas and concepts.

EFMN Brief No. 106 – Cities 2030

EFP Brief No. 65: Insular Regions 2015

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The path to the knowledge development model recommended by the EU is based on the progress of two main change parameters leading to a properly functioning knowledge society: research and innovation activities together with participation and clustering activities. Building on this framework the IN.TRACK foresight project aimed at formulating knowledge-based regional policies, ensuring the support of local actors and stakeholders through regional consensus, and raising awareness with regards to policy, industry and society as a whole.

EFMN Brief No. 65 – Insular Regions 2015

EFP Brief No. 21: Transition to Sustainable Production Systems – Austria 2020

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

As part of the Federal Austrian Research Programme “Factory of Tomorrow”, the project “Transition to Sustainable Production Systems” served to explore possible future pathways in selected areas of sustainable production. Based on the development of future scenarios for the areas of ‘bio-refineries’ and ‘wood-plastic-composites/biopolymers’, strategic options for research, industry and ‘policy were explored. A particular emphasis was put on the role of RTD-policy.

EFMN Brief No. 21 – Transition to Sustainable Production Systems – Austria 2020