The approach of the Science and Technology Foresight, while driven by societal needs and interested in identifying innovative technologies, puts the scientific research at the center. The outputs that reach the market should have long term disruptive impacts on the society.
THE WORKING METHOD
The organization of the F2F workshops has four operational phases:
- the definition of the program of workshops
- the preparation of preliminary documents
- the selection of experts – interested in confronting problems in all their complexity
- the preparation of the reports following each workshop
The identification of the participants, crucial to the success of the F2F workshops, requires time, credibility and a wide network of contacts. This interactive and reciprocal exchange leads to the consolidation of a collective intelligence which goes beyond the linear view of cause and effect towards the development of a systemic, collective and integrated vision. Using the dedicated web platform (www.foresight.cnr.it) those who wish to can join the Foresight Network, and contribute to the project with concepts, ideas, questions and observations.