Professional Development Course on Foresight


Thursday, June 29 · 10am – 1pm CEST


La Salle Campus Barcelona – Universitat Ramon Llull 45 Carrer del Lluçanès 08022 Barcelona


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The course will be beneficial for anyone interested in designing, implementing, coordinating, managing or evaluating research and innovation processes using foresight or horizon scanning approaches linking education, research and innovation to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs).

We invite:

  • Entrepreneurial academics and researchers.
  • Forward-thinking government and policy actors.
  • Sustainability-oriented business and industry representatives.

Course outcomes:

  • Understanding the key rationales for foresight, the building blocks of a foresight process, main features of a foresight methodology and key factors influencing the selection and combination of methods.
  • Gaining practical knowledge on foresight best practices for sustainable innovation assessment.

The duration of the course is approximately 3 hours, including two sessions and a coffee break.


Technology Partners Foundation (Poland), Futures Diamond (UK) in partnership with La Salle Ramon Llull University (Spain)

Course Director:

Rafael Popper (PhD), Director of Futures Diamond and Adjunct Professor at the Finland Futures Research Centre of the University of Turku.

Disccussions facilitators:

Guillermo Velasco (PhD), Director EBRAINS Spain, Scientific Mg Innovation Human Brain Project – Strategic Foresight and Future Scenarios.

Anna Zmiievska, Project manager at Technology Partners Foundation, expert in funding facilitation for R&I and development projects.

IMPORTANT! The event is free of charge, the registration to the Triple Helix Conference is a pre-requisite to participate in the course.

Find all the details and information about how to apply, the topics and more in the following guideline.


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