The Science and Technological Foresight Project seeks to define a medium to long-term vision – 5 to 30 years – in order to elaborate coherent research strategies, and to address serious socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, energy, security and transportation.
The holistic approach followed in analysing the topics and the active participation of internationally aknowledged experts from universities, research centers, public and private sectors in the foresight activities are two key characteristics of the project. In particular, the experts will attend a series of “Face to Face” (F2F) workshops, each of them focused on specific correlated, sub-topics.
The F2F workshops are invitation only events, organized in such a way as to guarantee to participants from a range of backgrounds and positions the conditions necessary for a free and open debate. This approach is designed to facilitate convergence towards common positions related to research priorities, knowledge gaps and funding needs, and to address the social acceptability of future products and services and resultant market potential.