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


Future-Oriented Technology Analysis includes foresight, forecasting and technology assessment. Reflecting the Conference’s emphasis upon impacts and implications for policy and decision making, the five themes in which papers and poster presentations were invited are as follows:

  1. Methods and Tools Contributing to FTA
  2. The use and impact of FTA for Policy and Decision Making
  3. FTA in Research and Innovation
  4. FTA and equity: new approaches to governance
  5. FTA in Security and Sustainability

The FTA 2008 also involved a pre-Conference survey with the aim of collecting and synthesising ideas on “Big picture Trends, Drivers and Discontinuities Looking Forward to 2025”. The survey is being designed mainly as an opportunity for experienced FTA professionals to explore and share their experiences. A synthesis of the results of the survey will be presented at the conference.

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