Foresight: Volume 1 Issue 6


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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A comparison of national foresight exercises

James P. Gavigan, Fabiana Scapolo

This paper discusses recent trends in public‐administration‐led foresight exercises from the perspective of how the choice of objectives and scope is reflected in the…

Future perspectives on ICTs

Ken Ducatel

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have featured strongly in all the recent national foresight studies. This paper documents some of the common trends that…

Power to the 21st century

Miquel A. Aguado‐Monsonet

This article reflects an analysis of the energy issues tackled in national foresight studies to date. The energy sector has not been explicitly mentioned in some of the…

The ECT angle

Peter Eder, Fabio Leone

This paper examines future trends in the environment and clean technologies (ECT) sector. Seven national technology foresight studies have been reviewed with the purpose…

Materials in the making

Eamon Cahill, Hector Hernández, Felix Bellido

Materials and materials technologies are recognized to be key underpinning and critically enabling areas of R&D. Most industrial sectors and fields of technology…

Food for the future

Mario Zappacosta, Sergio Gomez y Paloma

This paper aims to identify the future trends in the agro‐food sector over the next two decades. Ten national technology foresight studies have been reviewed with the…

The road ahead

Hector Hernández

The transport system is fundamental to both meeting social needs and providing the lifeblood for the economy. In recent years, transport and especially the automotive…

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