Registration open for
2011 FTA Conference

Associated Links

Future-Oriented Technology Analysis International Conference

FOR-LEARN Online Foresight Guide

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

evidence-based policy intelligence

NETWATCH platform on ERA-NETs and transnational R&D programme collaboration

The Industrial Research & Innovation website

Knowledge Sharing Platform
Science and Technology Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform

European Research Area
European Research Area

Other Links

Co-ordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries

Global research on the future of manufacturing

European Foresight Platform

Foresight Wiki

Quality and Leadership for Romanian Higher Education

UNIDO Technology Foresight


Building on the success of the joint EU-US Seminar on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) in 2004, a second event was organised for the sharing of ideas and experiences among FTA experts, practitioners, and decision-makers. The Second International Seville Seminar on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) took place on the 28th and 29th of September, 2006.

The 2006 Seminar focused upon the “impact of FTA approaches on policy and decision-making” and placed emphasis on the delivery of concrete and valued policy outcomes and impacts from FTA activities.

The seminar enlarged the geographical base of participants from that of the previous seminar. Academics, practitioners and public and private sector decision makers from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australasia were invited to broaden the network and to increase understanding of advances in the field of FTA.

The FTA acronym refers to strategic foresight, forecasting and technology assessment. The Seminar’s target audience included:

The Seminar covered two full days, during which time, papers and multimedia e-posters were presented.

The Seminar also involved considerable “workshop” activity. In particular, specific issue-oriented working groups met and reported back on recommendations to advance the FTA community and its processes.

Click here to view rapporteur feedback regarding these workshop activities...

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