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5th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis

Video overview of the FTA 2014 conference

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Why Foresight for EU policy making?

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#foresight4EU during FTA 2014

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Foresight takeaways

Posted on 28 November 2014

Nicola Davenport, independent journalist

Interacting with policy makers, demonstrating impact, increasing multidisciplinarity and open participation were the recurring themes in the closing session of the 2014 International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis. A selection of ‘takeaways’ from the two-day event were collected from both participants and panellists.


Open up innovation to democracy, foresight community told

Posted on 28 November 2014

Nicola Davenport, independent journalist

Andrew Stirling delivered a stirring call for greater participation and democracy in innovation on the second day of the Future-Oriented Technology Analysis conference. The presentation was widely applauded, described as “stimulating”, “inspiring”, “profound” and “enlightened” during the Q&A session.


Combining strategic planning and open innovation: the business case

Posted on 28 November 2014

Nicola Davenport, independent journalist

After hearing from a multitude of academics on the virtues of foresight and how it should be applied, it was time for an industry view at the International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis.

Caroline Rudzinski is responsible for foresight, strategy and innovation management at Volkswagen.


Inspirational

Posted on 27 November 2014

Nicola Davenport, independent journalist

“Inspirational” was the word used most often to describe Sohail Inayatullah’s keynote speech at the 2014 Future-Oriented Technology Analysis conference in Brussels.

Currently a Professor of Political Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, Inayatullah is well-known to the foresight community.


Renaissance and reshaping

Posted on 27 November 2014

Nicola Davenport, independent journalist

The JRC’s Director General Vladimir Šucha opened the 5th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis with an invitation to policy makers to work with foresight practitioners.

The world today is more complex than it has ever been. This complexity comes from the speed of development and the acceleration of technological advances.