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Attending the 'Foresight Methods' Executive Education Course hosted by Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in partnership with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Perhaps I shouldn’t be admitting this, but prior to September 2020 I had never even heard of foresight as a formal method for anything. It was also at this time that I joined VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.) and started working on the PREDIS project which is a research and...
COVID-19 as “wild card” driver of education and learning systems innovation
This blog discussed COVID-19 as an example of the necessity to foresee impacts of global trends and to address arising consequences to education and learning systems. I have recently engaged in two future-oriented investigations of impacts of global socio-economic and technological trends on...
Computing the Human Brain
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is one of the most ambitious Flagship projects of the European Commission. With HBP, Europe aims not only to become a worldwide leader in understanding of the complexity of human brain - which has more than 80 billion neurons, linked to each other through, on...
Why UF Observatory? Join the movement!
“I have a dream today” highlighted several times Martin Luther King in his landmark speech on the 28 th of April 1963. It was in the present that he had a desire to, through his dream, create a better future and reality for the upcoming generations. According to Godet (1994) a prospective...
EU politicians caught asleep at the wheel
Over a decade ago the European Union invested around 1 million Euro to fund the iKnow project as one of the so-called Blue Sky forward-looking activities . The project aimed at interconnecting Knowledge on issues and developments potentially shaking or shaping the future of science,...