Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

EFP Brief No. 153: Extremadura Regional Foresight Exercise

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Extremadura region has carried out the first regional foresight exercise to help devise a global strategy for the socio-economic
development of the region so as to enhance economic growth. The main agents involved in regional development set out to plan a desirable
future for the region and clearly define investment priorities. The Extremaduran foresight exercise aimed at projecting the position
of key sectors and technologies in the context of future international trends.

EFMN Brief No. 153_Extremadura_Foresight

EFP Brief No. 151: Furniture Foresight Centre – CEFFOR®

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

CEFFOR was created to promote the sustainable development (in terms of all three pillars: economic, social and environmental) of the
furniture industry in countries with high costs of production. CEFFOR is to accomplish this task by means of contributing strategic
information to the social agents and companies who participate in determining enterprise strategies and industry policies.

EFMN Brief No. 151_Furniture Foresight Centre

EFP Brief No. 96: User Centred Innovation in Manufacturing

Friday, May 20th, 2011

‘User Centered Innovation in Manufacturing’ (UCIM) was investigating possible pathways towards user centred innovation approaches in European manufacturing industry with the following two main purposes:

  • Support the European Commission and the Manufuture technology platform to set priorities for the funding of research on industrial technologies that will underpin sustainable and competitive manufacturing in Europe.
  • Stimulate a wide stakeholder debate on the implications of user centred innovation for European manufacturing industries in order to raise awareness.

EFMN Brief No. 96 – User Centered Innovation in Manufacturing

EFP Brief No. 45: UNIDO Technology Foresight Initiative

Friday, May 6th, 2011

UNIDO is implementing a global initiative on Technology Foresight. This draws upon regional initiatives and aims at building the capability to use Technology Foresight as a practical tool for designing policies and strategies to exploit critical and emerging technologies for the benefit of developing countries and economies in transition.

EFMN Brief No. 45 – UNIDO Technology Foresight Initiative

EFP Brief No. 15: Production Chains 2016 – The Brazilian Technology Foresight Programme

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The main objectives of the Brazilian Technology Foresight Programme or BTFP are to increase the competitiveness of economic stakeholders in specific industry sectors and to provide relevant information to public sector actors involved in the formulation of technology policy. The first phase of the BTFP focused on production chains in four key industry sectors – construction, textiles and garments, plastics, wood and furniture. This work is now finished and dissemination has begun. The initiative is notable for its use of methods to understand the structure of production chains, critical performance factors for the future and emerging key technologies.

EFMN Brief No. 15 – Production Chains 2016 – The Brazilian Technology Foresight Programme

EFP Brief No. 3: Milanese SME Internationalization 2012

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The purpose of the initiative was to develop a vision and to achieve consensus among local stakeholders on the internationalization processes acting upon the socio-economic systems of the province of Milan to understand how Milanese SMEs were coping with the challenges of internationalization and EU enlargement and to assist local government bodies with their policy related priority-setting.

EFMN Brief No. 3 – Milanese SME Internationalisation 2012