Prospectiva para la Identificación de Sectores de Futuro: Tecnologías Críticas y Oportunidades Económicas para el Desarrollo Productivo del Perú

Todas las presentaciones realizadas en el Prospecta 2014 se pueden descargar del siguiente enlace:


Ciudades y Futuro: Algunos enlaces interesantes

Future City

The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is a transdisciplinary research programme focused on sustainable urbanisation on different scales in a global perspective, laying the foundation for a new form of urban studies programme. FCL is co-initiated by the ETH departments of Architecture (DArch) and Civil Engineering (DBaug). It is the first research programme of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC). It is home to a community of over 100 PhD, postdoctoral and Professorial researchers working on diverse themes related to future cities and environmental sustainability.

Future Cities Lab is an experimental design studio, workshop and architectural think tank operating globally out of San Francisco, California.  Future Cities Lab is an interdisciplinary studio employing an adventurous team of interaction designers, architects, technologists, digital craftspeople, urban ecologists and more.

The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Beijing City Lab (BCL) is a virtual research community, dedicated to studying, but not limited to, China’s capital Beijing. The Lab focuses on employing interdisciplinary methods to quantify urban dynamics, generating new insights for urban planning and governance, and ultimately producing the science of cities required for sustainable urban development. The lab’s current mix of planners, architects, geographers, economists, and policy analysts lends unique research strength.

cityLAB, founded in 2006 as a think tank within UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, is concerned with contemporary urban issues, urban design, and the architecture of the city. Specifically, cityLAB explores the challenges facing the 21st century metropolis through research and design, expanding the possibilities for our cities to grow more livably, sustainably, and beautifully.

World Cities Network is an open and independent body created to improve the resilience of cities. The organisation facilitates the sharing of ideas between city leaders and professionals internationally across the real estate, technology, design, and urban infrastructure industries.

The Center for Resilient Cities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that practices sustainable community development, working with neighbors to build communities that are good for people and good for the environment. Our process starts by asking neighbors about the values, needs and priorities of the community. Then we lend our expertise and develop partnerships to address both current and future challenges within the neighborhood.

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.   100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks – earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. – but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis. is an open, not-for-profit network of urban planners, architects, designers, engineers, and landscape architects whose mission is to develop creative, practical, and implementable planning and design strategies that help increase the capacity for resilience of our communities and cities to the future shocks and stresses associated with climate change, environmental degradation, resource shortages, in the context of global population growth.

Through original reporting, sharp analysis, and visual storytelling, CityLab informs and inspires the people who are creating the cities of the future—and those who want to live there.


Estudios de Futuro al 2050

Energía y Transporte

FREIGHTVISION – Sustainable European Freight Transport 2050

“FREIGHTVISION – Freight Transport 2050 Foresight” was a project funded by the European Commission Directorate General MOVE to design a long term vision for European freight transport in 2050 and to identify actions and research to progress appropriate freight transport measures in Europe.

EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050

This website covers work undertaken as part of two projects funded by the European Commission: DG Climate Action, which aimed to, among other things, stimulate a debate about the actions that need to be taken in the medium- to long-term (particularly between 2020 and 2050) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in the EU.



VISION 2050: An Integrated National Transportation System

Our transportation system is critical to the Nation’s economy and our quality of life. The United States has long enjoyed one of the best and most efficient transportation systems in the world, but it is now facing significant challenges.

Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios to 2050

Transport is one of the major global consumers of energy and therefore has an important role in meeting the primary objective of the World  Energy Council, sustainable energy for all. Transport is the only energy sector in which the
energy itself is mobile during consumption, rather than being delivered for use at a fixed location. For this reason, energy for transport is dominated by petroleum, which is widely available, relatively inexpensive and from which easily transportable liquid fuels of high energy density such as gasoline and diesel are made.

Energy Roadmap 2050 – European Commission

People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy infrastructure which  will power citizens’ homes, industry and services in 2050, as well as the buildings which  people will use, are being designed and built now. The pattern of energy production and use  in 2050 is already being set.

World Energy Technology Outlook – WETO H2

As the age of cheap energy resources comes to its end, strong political commitment is needed to preserve European competitiveness and to combat climate change. The WETO-H2 report (World Energy Technology Outlook-2050) places the European energy system in a global context. Europe represents today 10% of the world population, 25% of the world GDP and 20% of world energy consumption. Considering the demographic changes and the techno-economic progress made by developing countries, by 2050 these figures will be less than 7%, 15% and 12% respectively.

China’s energy technology options to 2050

This study assesses the potential for China to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to 2050, with a focus on CO2 from energy and industrial emissions. The study uses modelling by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Imperial College London, to undertake a detailed analysis of the key technologies that could be deployed in China as part of a low carbon transition. The study also assesses the challenges and opportunities, in terms of a range of factors including R&D requirements, costs and use of resources, facing China and the international community in achieving such a transition.

Re-Thinking 2050 EU

Europe’s demand for energy is increasing in an environment of high and unstable energy prices. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising and the energy sector is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases. Natural reserves of fossil fuels such as oil and gas are concentrated in just a few supplier countries around the world. Climate change along with an increasing dependency on energy imports are only a few of the risks the European economy is facing today. The EU now needs the courage to lead the way out of this climate and energy dilemma with a clear commitment to a 100% renewable energy future by 2050.

World Energy Scenarios to 2050

Energy Technology Perspectives

ETP2010 will build on the success of earlier editions, by providing decision makers with more detailed practical information and tools that can help kick-start the transition to a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. The new publication will present:

  • Updated scenarios with greater regional detail providing insights on which new technologies will be most important in the different regions of the world
  • Sectoral deep dives highlighting the key technological challenges and opportunities in each of the main energy-using sectors and the new policies that will be needed to realise change
  • Roadmaps and transition pathways identifying the technical and policy barriers to accelerated deployment of the most important clean technologies and how these can be overcome

Agua y Ciudades

Water in 2050

To be able to adequately feed and support the world’s growing population, our global economy needs to continue to grow. Water is critical to this growth. But it can also become the major limiting factor to growth. For instance, businesses in water-scarce areas are already at risk, and so investors are increasingly taking water supply into consideration during their decision-making processes.

Retrofit 2050: Re-engineering the city 2020-2050

Cities are responsible for some 70% of global carbon emissions and 75% of global energy consumption, and by 2050 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Facing the daunting prospects of climate change and growing resource constraints, the challenge for urban policymakers is to develop the knowledge and capacity to understand more sustainable ways of generating and using energy and resources and to incorporate them into the existing built environment, and the lives of the people who live in it.

The Design 2050 Challenge

The Design 2050 Challenge is a unique opportunity for us to, stop…and challenge the paradigm of reactionary responses to design…and try to imagine y[our] world in 2050, a place where we live “Life @ 1 Planet.”

Salud y Alimentación

Tackling Obesities: Future Choices – Visualising the Future: Scenarios to 2050

The four scenarios are constructed around two core uncertainties that emerged  from early analysis as being critical in the future context of obesity.

Active and Healthy Ageing –  A Long‐term View up to 2050

Although getting older is considered desirable, being old is seen as a problem. Over the last centuries average human life expectancy has risen dramatically. An increasing number of people are reaching increasingly higher ages. What would have been seen as a blessing a century ago is today considered as a curse by some people: the ageing society. Labour market shortages, overpopulation, youth unemployment, increasing retirement age, financial problems in pensions, health insurance
and social security systems, rising medical costs, generational conflicts, immigration, shortage in nursing personnel, “Planet Alzheimer’s” and economic difficulties and the development of controversial developments in science and technology are aspects that are commonly attributed to the ageing society.

Como alimentar al Mundo al 2050 – FAO

Durante la primera mitad de este siglo, a medida que la población mundial aumente hasta alcanzar los 9 000 millones de personas aproximadamente, la demanda mundial de alimentos, piensos y fibras casi se duplicará y al mismo tiempo, cada vez más, los cultivos podrían también usarse para producir bioenergía y para otros fines industriales. La demanda nueva y tradicional de productos agrícolas, por consiguiente, acarreará una presión creciente sobre los ya escasos recursos agrícolas.


Global Europe 2050

Confronted with highly complex and dynamic landscapes, states of crises and short-term reactions of governments and decisions-makers of all kinds, most readers will probably think that looking forward 30 or 40 years resembles writing science fiction. And yes, indeed, the time horizon (2030-2050) of this study and its all-encompassing scope (Europe and the world) call for a balanced combination of daring ambition and down-to-earth realism.

Plataformas Virtuales sobre Datos Geoespaciales – Perú

Primeramente quiero agredecer a Shirley Andrade y Socorro Orellana (ambas especialistas de CEPLAN, quienes que proporcionaron los links de estas plataformas – Gracias chicas!!!).

Y para los lectores más exigentes de mi blog, si bien la información que se proporciona no es muy profunda, al menos les permitirá poder hacerse ideas de ciertos temas desde un punto de vita geoespacial. Saludos


GEOIDEP es la plataforma virtual de la ONGEI cuyo propósito es proporcionar enlaces a catálogos de metadatos, así como enlaces a Mapas Temáticos diversos desde los relacionados con establecimientos de salud hasta concesiones forestales o evaluación de proyectos, zonas de peligro y conflictos sociales, entre otros.

2.    MTC – Mapas de la red vial nacional por departamentos

Esta plataforma enlaza a los mapas de la red vial nacional definida en el D.S. 044-2008-MTC, para cada departamento.


El  Geoportal Catamayo – Chira abarca la cuenca hidrográfica de los ríos Catamayo, en Ecuador y Chira, en el Perú, y complementariamente la Provincia de Loja, en Ecuador.

El Geoportal permite el acceso a la información geográfica de las distintas instituciones públicas, así como también a los catálogos de información de metadatos de los distintos nodos del departamento y de la Cuenca Binacional Catamayo-Chira.


Es el sistema geológico y catastral minero desarrollado por el INGEMMET.


Brinda información de distinta índole sobre diferentes temas, como las zonas protegidas, las poblaciones nativas, índices de desempeño ambiental, mapas interactivos entre otros.  También se tiene información consolidada de los 24 departamentos e indicadores a nivel nacional e informes consolidados.


Muestra información espacial cartográfica respecto a la ubicación y características de las instituciones educativas a nivel nacional (áreas urbanas y rurales).


Mapas de vulnerabilidad de desnutrición crónica a nivel distrital y de centros poblados menores elaborado por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de Naciones Unidas (PMA).

8.    SIGEmprendedor-Perú

El Sistema de información geográfica para emprendedores – SIGE le permitirá identificar a nivel de un área geográfica que determine, las características del mercado como son el grado de concentración de principales giros de negocios, así como personal ocupado y el volumen anual de ventas. Además, las características de la población como edad, sexo, nivel educativo, ingresos promedios, entre otros; y de las viviendas ubicadas en el área circundante al negocio…

Manuales para Practicantes de la Prospectiva Tecnológica

Siempre es bueno, revisar manuales antes de empezar a practicar la prospectiva tecnológica (el camino fácil, por el que suelen caminar la mayoría es hacer encuestas delphi, no digo que no sea una técnica muy potente, pero esta debe tener un marco teórico y metodológico, sobre el cual desarrollarse).

Si bien es imposible encontrar recetas, la información que ofrecen los manuales, al menos permiten ubicarse mucho mejor en el uso de los métodos y técnicas, así como en la gestión de ejercicios o programas de prospectiva. En esta ocasión estoy colocando solamente información que he podido identificar enlaces en la web (es decir, han sido colgados por la misma institución que tiene los derechos de autor, por otro con autorización). Lo que significa que pueden compartir esta información con otros. Estén pendientes de este post, dado que conforme agregue más información, los estaré compartiendo vía twitter. Saludos


Organization and Methods – Volume 1

Technology Foresight in Action – Volume 2

Foresight Methodologies – Training Module 2


TOMO I: Marco Teórico Conceptual

TOMO II: La Técnica Bayesiana

TOMO III: La Técnica Delphi

TOMO IV: Técnicas de las Matrices de Impacto Cruzado

TOMO V: La Técnica AHP

TOMO VI: Análisis Morfológico

MANUAL DE CEPAL-ILPES: (desde mi perspectiva es un excelente documento, que no pueden dejar de revisar)

Manual de prospectiva y decisión estratégica: bases teóricas e instrumentos para América Latina y el Caribe

Webs para los cazadores de Tendencias y Cambios

The Trend Compendium 2030 by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants supports corporate strategists and top executives as they try to answer this question. We have conducted global research, analyzed data and interpreted the results.

Trend Watching: Established in 2002, we help forward-thinking business professionals in 180+ countries understand the new consumer and subsequently uncover compelling, profitable innovation opportunities.

With this challenge in mind, the EEA in 2010 produced its first assessment of emerging global trends as part of its five-yearly flagship report on the European environment’s state and outlook (SOER 2010). The exploratory analysis summarised 11 global megatrends (GMTs) grouped into five clusters — social, technological, economic, environmental and governance.

Delivering Tomorrow – Dialogue on future trends: This blog presents views on the economy, technology, logistics, the environment and society from Deutsche Post DHL Group experts and leading experts from the field.

TECH CAST: All organizations need technology forecasts for their strategic planning because technology drives the creative destruction of markets, introduces disruptive products and services, and alters the way organizations work.

BT TECHNOLOGY TIMELIME: Una línea de tiempo del 2006 al 2050

ENVISIONING: Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years.

FUTURETIMELIME.NET: Here you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, projected long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore’s Law, future medical breakthroughs, and the evolving geopolitical landscape.

LIST OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: This LIST contains some of the most prominent ongoing developments, advances, and innovations in various fields of modern technology. Emerging technologiesare those technical innovations which represent progressive developments within a field for competitive advantage. Opinions vary on the feasibility, importance, status, and economic viability of different emerging technologies.

WHAT’S NEXT: Here’s just a small list of some of the sites I find interesting, useful or both. As you’d expect I couldn’t include everything so I’ll update this list from time to time.

Tendencias 21 es por tanto una fórmula de periodismo inteligente aplicado al conocimiento y la divulgación de la ciencia en su más amplio significado, ya que ofrece una visión interdisciplinar que integra no sólo las más diversas ramas de la investigación científica, sino también los avances más significativos en los esquemas del pensamiento y la organización social.

Trend Tablet: This tool explains how trends grow, evolve and flow; helping us to better perceive and understand they interact  with our daily life.

The Cool Hunter is a natural fit for its readers – creative influencers who stay in the know and ahead of the curve. Global in outlook, culturally discerning, The Cool Hunter readers are connected, creatively aware, confident, stylish and sociable. They value architecture, design, style, music, fashion and entertainment. They work, play and travel internationally and bring with them distinguished tastes and a demanding appetite for quality information.

Trendsity: Trabajamos con un abordaje multidimensional que permite transformar los hallazgos de la investigación en oportunidades concretas de negocio y crecimiento.

Organizaciones, Prospectiva y Estudios de Futuro. Mirar Global, Actuar Local.

Organizaciones y Prospectiva. Mirar Global, Actuar Local.

A un poco más de un mes de encontrarme en el Centro Nacional de Planeamiento Estratégico – CEPLAN, siento haber redescubierto la prospectiva y los estudios de futuro nuevamente, pero en un nuevo contexto, donde convergen mayor cantidad de intereses y participan diversos actores con diferentes instrumentos para persuadir al resto.

Y en esta bella etapa de resdescubrimiento, he vuelto a navegar en la red para ubicar instituciones vinculadas al tema, recordando una frase muy conocida que suelo usar en mis presentaciones: Think Global, Act Local!!!

Espero que esta lista de links, les pueda ahorrar un poco de tiempo, si lo que están buscando es información o organizaciones vinculada a los estudios de futuro y la prospectiva:

Biblioteca virtual de CEPAL ILPES de Prospectiva y Desarrollo

ORBIS, Open Repository Base on International Strategic Studies: The world’s largest library of prospective studies is at your fingertips. Discover the long-term trends that will shape society. Read, learn and contemplate a wide variety of topics that concern you and the rest of the world’s citizens.

The Journal of Futures Studies is a globally-oriented, trans-disciplinary refereed journal. Its mission is to develop high-quality, futures-oriented research and thinking, based on the evolving knowledge base of Futures Studies / Foresight.

TechForesight: Tech Foresight offers challenging, provocative and personal visions of the future from our world-leading academic talent, looking ahead to what the next decades could offer as a consequence of breakthrough discoveries we see across our labs today. Our mission is to broaden and deepen relations between Imperial College and its corporate partners in ways that stimulate discussion, collaboration and the imagination.

The main goals of the 2045 Initiative: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimale conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies.

The Centre for Strategic Futures was therefore established in early 2009, as part of the Strategic Policy Office (SPO) in the Public Service Division (PSD) of the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore. This situates it at the heart of government, with the ability to reach across agency stovepipes, and draw upon the existing networks and analysis in SPO.

India Future Society(IFS) is a non-profit organization which advocates to spread awareness about the emerging future technologies for masses and use of technology to expand human capacities. Your focus are on emerging technologies, and what practical aspects can be extracted out of it for the benefit of entire mankind. We want to aim deep influence on a new generation of thinkers, who dare to envision humanity’s next steps. Our programs are a combination of  unique insights into the developments of emerging and speculative technologies like Mind uploading, Simulated/ Virtual reality, Genetics, Nanotechnology, Radical Life Extension and AGI(Artificial General Intelligence) that would focus on the well-being of our species.

The Hub Horizon Scanning: This website is a forum for gathering new ideas and information and spreading best practice drawn from national and international experience. The horizon scanning work at the CfWI is part of our wider programme to improve the quality of health and social care workforce intelligence. Horizon scanning sits alongside our work in scenario generation and workforce modelling, which together aim to make workforce planning better informed by long-term considerations.

iKnow: Es una plataforma/Comunidad (observatorio) vinculada a la innovación, la prospectiva y el “Horizon Scanning”que tiene más de 2000 miembros de  100 países del mundo.

Forlearn: Support to mutual learning between Foresight managers, practitioners, users and stakeholders of policy-making organisations in Europe.

BIS. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills UK: is making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the economy. BIS: working together for growth (Este cuenta con un Programa de Prospectiva: Foresight).

Foresight’s Horizon Scanning Centre has built this toolkit: Exploring the future: Tools for strategic thinking for anyone who uses, or would like to use, futures thinking and analysis to make better decisions today.

Doing Foresight is a support instrument for future oriented policy analysis activities/projects. It will help you examine your problem and choose aims. You can use it to screen for relevant methods. And you can examine your performance compared to your aims/ambitions. Eventually, it will support you in evaluating your activity.

The Sigma Scan has now been enhanced with new Web 2.0 features. Simply register with us to access these features. As a registered user you have the opportunity to be part of a new online network of strategic thinkers. You can also bookmark your own favourite papers, make suggestions for new ones, vote on the impact, likelihood and controversy of the ideas in the papers, exchange comments, and download a selection of horizon scanning publications.

Delta Scan: This is a forum for scanning the science and technology horizon over the next 50 years. The forum contains a hundred outlook pages covering a wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies. These include topics associated with the future geography and structure of science.

HSE: Here you will find information on this work, the trends identified and their potential impact on occupational health and safety.

IPTS. The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). We are located in Seville, Spain. Since 1994, IPTS promotes and enables a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society.

European Foresight Platform (EFP)is a network building program supported by the European Commission’s (Framework Programme 7). It aims at building a global network of networks bringing together different communities and individual professionals to share their knowledge about foresight, forecasting and other future studies methods.

European Foresight: The work of the European Foresight team of the Knowledge for Growth (KfG) Unit of JRC-IPTS centres on the provision of forward looking intelligence to support decision making and enhancing the use of Foresight as an instrument for policy making in Europe.

PASHMINA (Paradigm Shifts Modelling and Innovative Approaches)The project will  show that it is possible to better address global changes in a long term time perspective (2030–2050), making a first development of tools – new generations of models and indicators – with enhanced capabilities to take into account the interaction between the economy and the environment, paradigm shifts in the energy-transport-environment nexus and the land-use and territorial functions.

FINLAND FUTURES RESEARCH: The Finland Futures Research Centre refines visionary knowledge regarding alternative futures and the challenges and possibilities included in them. The Centre offers analytical futures-oriented information in interesting formats to back up its clients futures processes.

CGEE: Centro de Gestâo e Estudos Estratégicos. Promover e realizar estudos e pesquisas prospectivas de alto nível na área de ciência e tecnologia e suas relações com setores produtivos; promover e realizar atividades de avaliação de estratégias e de impactos econômicos e sociais das políticas, programas e projetos científicos e tecnológicos.

Through its Strategic Foresight practice, the World Economic Forum provides a unique, neutral platform and a powerful process for multistakeholder engagement. The Strategic Foresight team at the Forum engages policy-makers and leaders from business and civil society in strategic dialogues to better understand and address complex and long-term challenges.

MyForesight (National Foresight Institute): Is a pioneering, national-level initiative dedicated to the study and application of the field of Foresight. It is undertaken by the Malaysian-Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), an agency under the Prime Minister’s Department. Utilizing scientific and hybrid methodologies, myForesight conducts various foresight-related programmes nationwide. The programmes serves to guide the government and industry to systematically look into the future.

Foresight 2030: For the first time ever, a separate foresight-insight work stage was included in the preparation of the foresight report, with the purpose of seeking new directions for Finland in a new way. A large number of experts participated in the related theme groups, organised in the autumn of 2012. In addition, a broad-based national debate was conducted on the website and at regional events. The Internet questionnaire in the spring, and the analysis of material and workshops, formed the basis of this. They assisted in selecting six themes for the foresight process.

PRODESINGLAB. Laboratorio de Prospectiva en Diseño: El equipo está formado por investigadores y profesionales del ámbito del diseño, la prospectiva y la innovación.

FUTURIBLES: Centre indépendant d’étude et de réflexion prospective sur le monde contemporain, Futuribles analyse depuis plus de 40 ans, au-delà des effets de mode, quels sont les éléments vraiment structurants et les futurs possibles (futur-ibles).

HAWAII FUTURES. The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies was established by the Hawaii State Legislature in 1971. It is one of the world’s most renowned institutions for futures research, consulting, and education.

WFS: The World Future Society is an organization of people dedicated to exploring the future. Since its establishment more than 40 years ago, the Society and THE FUTURIST magazine have endeavored to do one thing and to excel at it and that is to serve as a neutral clearinghouse of ideas on the future.

WFSF: The World Futures Studies Federation is a global NGO that was founded in the 1960s to encourage and promote the development of futures studies as a transdisciplinary academic and professional field in all parts of the world. WFSF operates as a global network of practicing futurists – researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from approximately 60 countries.

IFTF: The Institute for the Future is an independent nonprofit research group. We work with organizations of all kinds to help them make better, more informed decisions about the future. We provide the foresight to create insights that lead to action.

IFP: The OECD International Futures Programme provides the Organisation with an early warning of emerging issues, pinpoints major developments, and analyses key long-term concerns to help governments map strategy. The Programme uses a variety of tools including multiyear projects, high-level conferences, expert workshops, and consultations; a futures-oriented online information system, and a network of contacts from government, industry, academia and civil society.

RFF: The mission of Resources for the Future is to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science of the highest caliber.

IIASA: Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is an international research organization that conducts policy-oriented research  into problems that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.

LA PROSPECTIVE: Michel Godet est Professeur au Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, titulaire de la Chaire de prospective stratégique.

METAFUTURE: Hosted by Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic, this site explores these and many more futures-oriented issues.

MILLENNIUM PROJECT: The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.

OPTI: La Fundación OPTI lleva más de una década contribuyendo a la identificación de las tendencias tecnológicas más relevantes para el desarrollo de nuestra sociedad. OPTI pone su experiencia en prospectiva y vigilancia tecnológica al servicio de la innovación y la competitividad de la empresa de hoy, que aspira a ser la del mañana, y de la toma de decisiones por parte del sector público.

PERSONAL FUTURES NETWORK: The Personal Futures Network introduces some new, easily understood approaches that will help you to think like a futurist and learn about your personal futures.

Anticipation & Foresight: Keeping an eye on tomorrow is one of the guiding principles of UNESCO, where the foresight function plays an essential part in identifying possible futures and exploring new paths for action in all its fields of competence.

UNIDO Technology foresight: is regarded as the most upstream element of the technology development process. It provides inputs for the formulation of technology policies and strategies that guide the development of the technological infrastructure. In addition, technology foresight provides support to innovation, and incentives and assistance to enterprises in the domain of technology management and technology transfer, leading to enhanced competitiveness and growth.

Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.

Atlantic Council: The Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) develops actionable foresight by identifying and assessing long-term, emerging global trends; connecting them to current challenges to inform policy and draw implications for strategy; and designing innovative strategies to reach desired future scenarios.

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a non-profit organization founded in 1981, is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting.

Arup’s Foresight team identifies and monitors the trends and issues likely to have a significant impact upon the built environment and society at large.

Alternative Futures Associates (AFA) is a consultancy with a track record of over 30 years helping private sector leaders choose their better future by developing strategies that account for future risk and reward. In many sectors, companies, and cultures, we guide corporate clients through futures methods such as scanning the horizon for emerging issues, discovering new trends, collecting and creating forecasts, developing scenarios and visions.

Intelligence Forecasting: es a corporation dedicated to creating and applying knowledge within the general scope of public and private planning management and programming tasks and projects.

Shapping Tomorrow: The company engage in holistic strategic planning and synthesized future thinking, insights curation, trends analysis and consumer research, threat assessment, business development and knowledge management through public and private engagement on issues key to your future, today.

Foresight Alliance: We envision a world in which every organization looks beyond the current quarter or current year, to anticipate and shape its future by applying the disciplines of foresight in ways that inform strategy, stimulate innovation, and add to the bottom line.

Z_punkt: The Foresight Company is a leading strategy and foresight consultancy, operating internationally and focussing on strategic future issues. We are experts in corporate foresight – the translation of findings derived from trend and futures research into practical advice to assist with strategic management.

PSFK : For our core audience, the site will remain a place to look for new ideas to use at work – but for our larger community, we will be a place for inspiration for every part of their lives. We’ll continue to understand that we will be speaking to an imaginative audience that mixes and balances work with life: creative minds that enjoy play as much as they thrive off success.

CIFS: Contributing with knowledge and inspiration, the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies supports decision-making. We identify and analyse trends that influence the future nationally and internationally.

GBN: The Global Business Network specializes in helping organizations adapt and grow more effectively and more responsibly in the face of mounting uncertainty — whether it’s uncertainty about their future, the future of their industry, or the future of the world at large. Founded in 1987 and part of Monitor since 2000, we work in close partnership with leading companies, governments, and nonprofits to help them address their most critical long-term challenges.

Spatial Foresight GmbH is a Luxembourg-based company which provides territorial policy support and research.

Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) is a think – tank engaged in crafting new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a future in uncertain times. Founded in 2002 to create new forms of intellectual capital, our body of work today encompasses over 50 countries, across four continents.

FUTURLAB es una unidad especial de investigación de la Universidad de Alicante creada para ayudar a instituciones públicas y empresas privadas a mejorar su competitividad, ser más proactivas e innovadoras, y desarrollar una visión prospectiva a partir de la transferencia de know-how y resultados de investigación, la formación y el benchmarking.

Thinking Futures: They offer very defined services and work with you to help you develop and implement the components of doing strategic foresight in practice.

Global Foresight: It lists communities, degree programs, courses, people, employers, organizations, and educational materials that help advance our global foresight culture.

FERN is a online network for people interested in foresight and long term strategy planning. We work together to promote and understanding of foresight with active projects and by connecting online & offline to foresight opportunities worldwide.

ASF: is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to issues and processes of accelerating change. We help communities, companies, and individuals improve their foresight capacity (innovation, creativity, strategy, planning, forecasting, and security) with respect to the most powerful force on the planet today – accelerating technological change.