Posts Tagged ‘optics’

EFP Brief No. 158: MONA: A European Roadmap for Photonics and Nanotechnologies

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Photonics and nanotechnologies are highly multi-disciplinary fields and two of the principal enabling technologies for the 21st century. They are key technology drivers for industry sectors such as information technologies, communication, biotechnologies, transport, and manufacturing. Photonics/nanophotonics and nanomaterials/nanotechnologies can benefit from each other in terms of new functions, materials, fabrication processes and applications. The MONA Roadmap identifies potential synergies between photonics/nanophotonics and nanomaterials/nanotechnologies. The challenge of mastering nanoelectronics and nanophotonics science and technologies at an industrial scale is of utmost strategic importance for the competitiveness of the European industry in a global context.

EFMN Brief No. 158_MONA

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. 98: Technology and Innovation in Flanders

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Knowledge and innovation are the key factors in ensuring Flanders’ future prosperity and welfare. The government, companies and knowledge institutions must join forces to create focus and critical mass in strategic areas that strengthen Flanders’ competitive position and offer potentially substantial social benefits. Foresight studies are an excellent means of linking science and technology with innovation in industry and society while at the same time creating a decision-supporting framework for regional innovation policy and its relationship with regional economic developments.

EFMN Brief No. 98 – Technology and Innovation in Flanders

EFP Brief No. 32: Danish Nano-science and Nano-technology for 2025

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The purpose of this Technology Foresight on nano-technology was to provide knowledge regarding the scope for nano-scientific and nano-technological developments over the next 20 years, as a basis for the development of a cohesive, long-term policy for research, education and innovation in this area. The delivery of an action plan for Danish nano-science and nano-technology containing recommendations for the next few years was the most essential task in the project. The target group consisted of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Danish system of advisory and grant-awarding bodies for research and innovation.

EFMN Brief No. 32 – Danish Nano-science and Nano-technology for 2025

EFP Brief No. 5: Danish Technology Foresight 2015

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The purpose of this technology foresight exercise is to gain insights into, and prepare for, future technological developments, market and social needs. It seeks to do so by developing well grounded advanced scenarios on future technological and societal developments that would engender a social debate and dialogue around the future and would help policymakers in setting policy priorities.

EFMN Brief No. 5 – Danish Technology Foresight 2015