Posts Tagged ‘IT’

EFP Brief No. 113: FAZIT – The Future of ICT in Baden-Württemberg

Friday, May 20th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 113 – FAZIT Baden Wuerttemberg

EFP Brief No. 101: Corporate Foresight in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The objective of this research project is to identify the foresight requirements of German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), their corporate foresight activities, to the extent that they exist, and limiting factors for systematic foresight approaches. To this end, an expert survey was conducted with SME decision-makers. Its purpose is to make executives more aware of the indispensability and the potential foresight offers in changing markets and business environments, and supporting them in their foresight approaches.

EFMN Brief No. 101 – Corporate Foresight SME

EFP Brief No. 93: Changes in German Production and Demography – the Supporting Role of ICT

Friday, May 20th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 93 – Changes in German Production

EFP Brief No. 48: 2020 Living in a Networked World Individually and Securely

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Our public, private and professional lives will become interrelated and dependent on technology. This will lead to a ‘networked world’ in which separate technologies will be systematically interconnected and adjusted to specific and individual needs. The Lead Vision of the German Futur initiative ‘Living in a networked world: individually and securely’ is based on an exploration of possible trajectories for these developments that take account of how the dual process of networking – networking between technologies as well as networking between human beings and machines – can be politically shaped and directed.

EFMN Brief No. 48 – 2020 Living in a Networked World

EFP Brief No. 44: Foresight for Mobile Radio Spectrum 2020

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 44 – Foresight for Mobile Radio Spectrum 2020

EFP Brief No. 37: New Zealand Futurewatch 2025

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The goal of this initiative is to alert the government to new scientific knowledge and technology and understand the opportunities and risks that they present for New Zealand. The ambition is to find things that are new or unusual that may act as signposts to important changes on the horizon. Another aim is to think about the impacts of new science and technology in a way that include a range of perspectives in particular perspectives from outside the world of science and technology. This is intended to improve the Government’s ability to anticipate and respond to new science and technologies from a context of broad reflection on New Zealand’s future.

EFMN Brief No. 37 – New Zealand Futurewatch 2025

EFP Brief No. 36: Korea 2030

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 36 – Korea 2030

EFP Brief No. 35: Japanese S+T Foresight 2035

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Every five years Japan conducts a large national foresight exercise to gain new information and update insights gained from previous foresight activities. One of the most important elements of these foresight exercises is a comprehensive Delphi survey involving more than 2,200 independent experts from different disciplines. The results of this whole process serve as inputs for policy-making and provide valuable information for all interested parties including stakeholders from companies and students. In the eighth Japanese national foresight exercise a wider approach was adopted. This exercise included a study on rapidly developing technologies, scenario development and a demand-oriented study.

EFP Brief No. 31: Sensor Technology Foresight in Denmark – 2015

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 31 – Sensor Technology Foresight in Denmark – 2015

EFP Brief No. 29: Futur Radar 2030

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

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.

EFMN Brief No. 29 – Futur Radar 2030