In FAZIT (research project for current and future-oriented information and media technology and its use in Baden-Württemberg), present and future demand and applications for innovative information, communication and media technologies are being explored. The objective is to identify key drivers for new markets and innovations in the ICT sector in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, which are important for further regional development. The different activities are intended to bring together actors in a regional innovation sys-tem, both from the ICT sector and traditional industries. A final roadmap for “new markets in the ICT sector in Baden-Württemberg” is intended to integrate the milestones, which can be strategically used by State decision-makers.
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The automobile industry is one of the most important industries in Germany and one of the key areas for R&D. To hold this position the industry has to face two challenges: 1st, changing parameters in and for industrial production like minimizing the time to market or shortened product life cycles; and 2nd, demographic change. The purpose of the study was to identify need for action and to present sub-sectors in which ICT could take a supportive role for industrial production.
This brief is about a study on the Future Mobile Markets & Services that employed a Foresight approach. The role of the study was to provide a robust and realistic understanding of future demand for radio spectrum for mobile services up to 2020. The first challenge was to create an estimate based on sound socio-economic principles rather than techno-centric wish lists. The next was to achieve European consensus on this understanding so it could be supported by all EU players in international fora such as the ITU based in Geneva. The final goal was to develop and apply a method for estimating demand that could gain the support of and be taken up by the 136+ countries involved in ITU Working Party 8F that is trying to understand demand for services and their markets in preparation for WRC-07 – a World Radio Conference to take place in 2007 at which mobile radio spectrum will be apportioned internationally.
The Third Korean Foresight Exercise entitled ‘Future Perspectives and Technology Foresight for Korea – Identifying Challenges and Opportunities for Korea’s Economy and Society’ represents the most comprehensive effort to date by the Korean government in the field of S&T foresight. Capitalizing on previous studies conducted in 1994 and 1999 its chief purpose is to chart the future of Korean society and technology and link peoples future needs to innovations in science and in research. Systemic in both character and methodology this Third Korean Foresight Exercise accelerates Korea’s evolution towards a knowledge society.
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 in the near future. It was also intended to develop and maintain networks of expertise within the sensor technology community and to test elements of technology foresight methodology applied to a narrow technology domain.
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 developments and the impact they could have on citizens in the region. The goal was to sensitize the public and decision-makers to this and emerging related issue and to make proposals for various actors as to how they might handle the expected change.