PhD course on “Strategic Foresight in Engineering”, Copenhagen, 11-15 August 2014

Danish Technical University (DTU)If you are a PhD researcher on foresight, you should reserve the 11-15 August 2014 in your calendar!

Pere Dannemand Andersen from the Danish Technical University (DTU) invites you to a full week on foresight research and practice:

  • Introduction to foresight and foresight methods
  • Long waves in technology & the economy, expectations & visions, trends & megatrends
  • Foresight in practice – reflections on practical cases
  • Foresight in science, technology and innovation policy
  • Foresight in firms in relation to technology strategy and innovation management
  • Scenarios and use of scenarios in long term energy and environment planning
  • Introduction to Delphi studies
  • Design of foresight exercises
  • System definition, mapping and scanning
  • Facilitating experts and trans-disciplinarity in foresight exercises dialogue and conflicts in foresight


More information

For more information you can download here the course flyer

We hope to see many of you in Copenhagen in August!



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International Doctoral Seminar on Strategic Foresight, 11-13 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia

Aarhus UniversityFrom the 11-13 December 2013 the we will organize our first doctoral seminar on Strategic Foresight. Hosted by the Swinburne University of Technology and organized by the University of Aarhus the seminar provides a unique environment for advancing your PhD or doctoral research projects.

You are welcome to participate with your early project plans or – if you are already well advanced – you can choose to present your full paper. You will receive feedback from the editors of the journals ‘Futures‘ and ‘Technological Forecasting and Social Change‘ and will have the chance to network internationally with other researchers.

Your tutors will include:

Picture Swinburne UniversityMore details, the program and instructions click here.

We are looking forward to see you in Melbourne!


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For our German readers: Two new certificate courses on corporate foresight

EBS Corporate Foresight Certificate Program

The EBS in Wiesbaden together with the Horváth Academie have recently launched the first professional-education program on corporate foresight. The program consists of two certificate courses:

I will support the development of these new courses as both teacher and program director.

We would be very happy to welcome you in our first class and also hear about your thoughts about the the program and the detailed curricula.

  • The Corporate Foresight ADVANCED course will run for the first time in November 2013
  • The Corporate Foresight course will be started in 2014

For more information you can also access the detailed course description here.

For all who are disappointed that this course is currently only offered in German: We would be happy to hear from you. Your feedback might very well trigger that we offer the course in English soon!

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Doctoral Summer School, 16-20 September 2013, Potsdam Germany

Logo University PotsdamThere are 14 days left to register for the 23rd EIASM Doctoral Summer School for Technology Management. The summer schools will feature presentations from international journal editors and intensive discussions and work sessions. It is thus an ideal opportunity to get additional feedback, guidance and encouragement for your doctoral research.

The summer school is chaired and organized by Katharina Hölzle, Chair for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.

Tutors include

University PotsdamMore information about the program and applying can be found here here.

We are looking forward to see you in Potsdam and Berlin!



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Corporate Foresight for Innovation survey launched

University of GroningenToday we launched our new Corporate Foresight for Innovation survey, which we run as a collaborative project between the University of Groningen and Aarhus University.

For the current survey we seek firms that have introduced at least three product and/or service innovations in the past five years.

To participate visit our online survey here:

Completing the survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes. We thank you for answering until 17.06.2013.

Confidentiality of all survey responses is guaranteed. Names of respondents or organizations will only be used for administrative purposes for this study.

At the end of the survey you will also have the opportunity to download our latest report free of charge.

And on behalf of the whole research team:

Thank you very much for your support and participation!

Aarhus UniversityEelko K.R.E. Huizingh, Associate Professor of Innovation, University of Groningen
René Rohrbeck, Associate Professor of Strategy, Aarhus University
Marije Bakker, MSc. BA Strategic Innovation Management, University of Groningen
Tymen Jissink, MSc. BA Strategic Innovation Management, University of Groningen
Katharina von Weydenberg, MSc. BA Strategy, Organization and Leadership, Aarhus University


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