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.
Invited speech of Dr. Totti Könnölä, CEO inf Insight Foresight Institute in the scientific conference ‘Bioengineering for Healthy Ageing. Adding Life to Years’ November 9th 2017, CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Future personal health ecosystems encompass various areas of application such as chronic disease management, life-style management, independent living and emergency services. Such future systems assist in the […]
Insight Foresight Institute has prepared a research on corporate innovation in Spain in connection with the E2I2 Forum (Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment) coordinated by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The project consisted of: i) a study of the literature on intrapreneurship, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, iii) verification of the data with public material, and […]
The ‘deep dive’ workshop for the EURO-CASE Innovation Platform was organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain (RAI), with José Manuel Sanjurjo as chair and Francisco Jariego, member of the Innovation Council of IFI, in colaboration with Totti Könnölä, CEO of IFI, in Madrid on January 30-31, 2017. The workshop focused on ‘SMEs, […]
José Manuel Leceta, General Manager of Red.es, and Totti Könnölä, CEO of Insight Foresight Institute write on their experiences on the EIT. The article was presented in the seminar “Growth ecosystems as a tool in the new industrial and innovation policy” organised by by SITRA and Ministry of Economy and Employment of Finland. Established economies […]
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation TEKES and the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA organised in autumn 2016 an international workshop to compile international research data on developing ecosystems. Totti Könnölä, CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, presented the paper “Co-creating Pan-European Innovation Ecosystems: reflections from the EIT”. Competition in the […]
IFI co-authored a book that sets out the elements for the design of a streamlined and future-proof policy on innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. It is the result of a collective effort led by CEPS, which formed a Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the EU, composed of authoritative scholars, industry experts, entrepreneurs, practitioners […]
The co-founder of IFI, Totti Könnölä co-authored the European Foresight Platform brief on the foresight programme, of which overall objective was to enhance innovation-driven sustainable economic development of the Antofagasta region in Chile. The main purposes of the foresight were to: improve the foresight capability in the region, especially for the partner organisations, enhance collaboration between the industry, government and research […]
A new coalition is set to create an innovative ecosystem in Spain. The Royal Academy of Engineering sponsors the Forum E2 I2, to unite innovation actors with allies including RedEmprendia, la Fundación Transforma España, el Foro de Empresas Innovadoras and European Institute of Innovation and Technology.The Royal Academy of Engineering together with the experts of Insight […]