ABOUT US

Institutul de Prospectiva is a NGO with the mission to stimulate future-awareness and address the dynamic challenges of the modern society by providing tailored prospective systems for private organizations, implementing foresight exercises and designing foresight tools for policy-formulation, investing in social innovation research, and developing future skills for individuals, in order to better understanding, anticipating and planning the future. The organization`s founders are researchers with over 10 years of professional experience in science and innovation and foresight, both from practical and academic perspectives.
The relevant experience of the organization`s team draws from the participation in international foresight projects such as FP6 FutureFood6, FP7 Research Infrastructures: Foresight and Impact, and FP7 Forward Visions on the European Research Area (VERA). The team has also been pioneering foresight in Romania since 2005 by implementing the first National Foresight Exercise for Science and Technology, followed by the latest foresight exercise during 2008-2011 for developing the Romanian Higher Education White Paper and Vision 2025, and an ongoing second national foresight exercise for RDI. Also, the team has focused on innovation in web solutions by developing a web2.0 Delphi tool (Elphi 2.0) and implementing the FORwiki web2.0 foresight community platformduring 2008-2012.

NEWS

June 2018

Press release: New directions for involving citizens in research and innovations agendas

Setting directions for research and innovation is usually not a job of citizens. But the CIMULACT project has paved the way for involving citizens in the actual formulation of research and innovation agendas. ”Projects like CIMULACT have made interaction with citizens possible” is written by the EU Commission in the introduction of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Work Programme Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 […]

August 2017

Published book: Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization

Regional growth in the European Union hinges to a large extent on smart specialization, a new and exciting theme in economic innovation studies. Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization illuminates problems that have stifled the implementation of smart specialization policies, such as unique regional constraints and the inter-dependent demands of economic growth and commercial […]

January 2017

CIMULACT: Highlights & full report from the Online Consultation

The online consultation Research for Society engaged citizens from 30 countries, together with researchers, stakeholders and policy makers in redefining the European Research and lnnovation agenda to make it more accountable. 3,458 respondents evaluated and enriched, according to their interests and expertise, 48 proposed research programmes Prospectiva designed and implemented the online consultation platform, with interfaces in 30 languages. The […]

May 2016

ForWiki web 2.0 Foresight comunity platform

Ora: 12:00 – 16:00
Loc: Strada Capitan Fara Nume nr.22, Bucharest

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May 2016

The Romanian Higher Education Observatory (only in romanian)

Ora: 12:00 – 16:00
Loc: Strada Capitan Fara Nume nr.22, Bucharest

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Online Foresight training for beginers

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