Foresight in action

Course overview

  • Next date: 30 November - 02 December 2021, 12.00pm-4.00pm (GMT).
  • Delivered by: Dr Rafael Popper and Dr Guillermo Velasco.
  • Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies.
  • Location: Virtual Course, Zoom.
  • View our 2021 course brochure.

We are taking a new case study-based approach to short executive courses to provide agile and rapid training on common rationales, approaches, frameworks, methods and types of outcomes related to iconic and recently completed foresight projects in multiple application areas.

Our case-based approach enables a more intense interaction between course participants as they gain insights and new knowledge on state-of-the-art foresight practices related to successfully completed foresight projects.

Together with Futures Diamond Ltd, we are launching a new set of online courses focused on foresight ‘best practices’. The course is structured around six case study sessions and three assessment sessions delivered over a 3-half day programme.

You may register for one half day, two half days or the full course. 

Course programmes

Half-day 1

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

  • Case 1: Foresight on wicked-problems, wild cards and moon-shots
  • Case 2: Foresight on health technologies and workforce strategies
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions

Half-day 2

Wednesday, 01 December 2021

  • Case 3: Foresight on governance and management of sustainable innovation
  • Case 4: Foresight on technology areas and roadmaps in cutting-edge sectors
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions

Half-day 3

Thursday, 02 December 2021

  • Case 5: Foresight on opportunity pathways for the forest-based bioeconomy
  • Case 6: Foresight on science, technology and innovation priority-setting
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions
  • Challenge: Group presentations with real-time evaluation à la Dragons' Den