Obtaining sufficient insight on the system performance is often prerequisite to improvement. However, due to the complexity of the ecosystem is it truly cumbersome to gain sufficiently in-depth understanding of the system characteristics and performance. As much as it is invaluable to know the key stakeholders it is also crucial to understand their interrelations and connections to the global advances.
Ecosystem analysis, mapping, performance monitoring and ex-ante and ex-post evaluation vis-a-vis global developments provide comparative and longitudinal information for improved understanding on the performance of the ecosystem. This can be achieved with quantitative analyses based on documentation and statistical information combined with more qualitative analyses of stakeholder perceptions, for instance.
With foresight we refer to future-oriented intelligence and vision-building processes aimed at enabling joint actions. The global economy, new technologies and increasing impact of human activities in nature have brought us with a new magnitude of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Foresight helps you navigate in such an environment. With foresight you create improved understanding of the innovation system, develop your networks and new partnerships; upgrade your innovation activities.
Tailored foresight processes can be designed to meet specific needs building on our attested foresight tools and methodologies from broad horizon scanning to targeted intelligence analysis, from exploratory technology maps, technology scouting, online platforms and scenario workshops to normative roadmapping and multi-criteria/portfolio tools in support of decision-making.
José Manuel Leceta, chairman of IFI Advisory Board, writes on innovation in the Spanish newspaper, CincoDías. “… When I prefaced the book of my friend Ángel Alba ‘Minimum Viable Manual of Innovation’ (Innolandia), I pointed out my particular definition of innovation as knowledge in action. But my interest in philosophy leads me to wonder […]
The Chairman of IFI Advisory Board, José Manuel Leceta connects in his latest book the innovation with the fractals that are mathematical objects present in nature. Halfway between art and science, they describe complexity with simplicity, knowing the underlying pattern that is reproduced at different levels.
The Digital Development and Society Forum of the Spain Digital Foundation supported by the Insight Foresight Institute (IFI) has prepared a dossier in Spanish entitled “Towards the Intelligent Circular Economy; the role of digitization” tries to contribute ideas proposing to take advantage of the potential of digitization to change the model of the current linear […]
CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, Totti Könnölä, writes in the Telos Magazine on the role of digitalization in circular economy. Digitalization can significantly reduce emission levels and the polluting impact of human activity on the environment. The economic model that society has lived up to now is the linear one that follows the sequence: extract […]
The CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, Totti Könnölä, participates in the task force of EIT-KICs (Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT RawMaterials). This Body of Knowledge works on finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe.