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


Following the success of 2004 and 2006 events, the International Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) has become a major occasion for FTA experts, practitioners and decision-makers to bring their ideas and knowledge together in a highly interactive environment.

Building upon this experience, the 2008 FTA Conference is being organised with specific focus on the “impacts and implications of FTA for policy and decision making”.

As with previous FTA events, the 2008 Conference places emphasis on diversity of views by attracting participants from a wide geographical base. Academics, practitioners as well as public and private sector decision makers from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australasia are invited to broaden the network and to increase understanding of advances in the field of FTA.

During the conference posters and papers will be presented within 5 different themes. Click here to go to the themes.

In addition to the thematic sessions, two workshops will be organised on the second day of the conference:

The Scientific Committee of the Conference consists of the following members:

Dr. Jennifer Cassingena Harper, MCST, Malta
Dr. Cristiano Cagnin, European Commission, JRC-IPTS, Spain
Dr. Annele Eerola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Prof. Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, UK
Dr. Attila Havas, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Prof. Ron Johnston, Australian Centre for Innovation, Australia
Dr. Totti Könnölä, European Commission, JRC-IPTS, Spain
Dr. Rongping Mu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Özcan Saritas, University of Manchester, UK
Dr. Fabiana Scapolo, European Commission, JRC, Belgium
Mr. Jack Smith, Defence R&D Canada, Canada
Prof. Lea Velho, University of Campinas, Brazil


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