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.