Mark Boden (PhD) is the JRC Action Leader for “ERA policy mixes, joint programming and foresight” within the Knowledge for Growth Unit at the IPTS, and is responsible for the ERAWATCH and NETWATCH information platforms, as well as foresight activities. He has been at IPTS since 2002. Prior to joining IPTS he was a Research Fellow with PREST at the University of Manchester, where he worked on various aspects of science and technology policy for more than 15 years. He holds a PhD in the economics of technological change, and has also held visiting research fellowships in Japan and France.

Cristiano Hugo Cagnin (PhD) is a scientific officer at JRC-IPTS and contributing to EFP development. He is an industrial engineer who has been previously involved in research, projects and consultancy in innovation, business strategy, environment management, and in cleaner production. He is currently engaged in business sustainability as well as RTDI and foresight research and practice. He is actively working on EU projects related to sustainable manufacturing, RTDI priority setting and regional coordination as well as joint programming, and in supporting policy making through the early identification of weak signals of emerging issues. He is also concerned in supporting mutual learning on foresight across and beyond Europe, in further developing foresight as a discipline both through research and the biannual FTA Conference series (http://foresight.jrc.ec.europa.eu/fta.html), and in establishing and strengthening linkages between European/International Institutions and those in developing countries.

Vicente Carabias is a scientific officer at JRC-IPTS and contributing to EFP development. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences from the ETHZ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (1996). He is currently in charge of contributing foresight expertise towards different FP7 projects, e.g. ERA.Net RUS, and to explore the future state of the world in 2025 as well as the related policy implications for the EU. Formerly he was responsible for European cooperation at the ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development. Leading the Swiss contribution to FP5- and FP6-projects he is experienced in multi-cultural collaboration and networking. Within national and international projects, he has contributed to the development and application of sustainability indicator systems as well as to foresight-research by applying the Delphi-method and Scenario Construction in various regional contexts.

Karel Haegeman is a scientific officer at JRC-IPTS and contributing to EFP development. He has masters in business economics and in marketing, and has previously worked in innovation policy, general economic policy, project management and market research. His activities focus on the development of new thematic Foresight activities, and developing and implementing strategies to further advance the general use of Foresight in the European Union. He has a specific interest in foresight for RTDI and joint programming, in new ways for combining qualitative and quantitative methods, and in the future of the low carbon society.

Totti Könnölä (Dr. Tech., Systems Analysis) is a scientific officer at JRC-IPTS and contributing to EFP development. His duties are related to the development of European foresight and strategic intelligence capabilities. He is also affiliated with the Instituto de Empresa Business School as Adjunct Professor in Operations and Technology Management. During the last 10 years he has coordinated many strategic decision-making processes together with industry management, research directors and policy-makers to define future R&D and innovation strategies. He has previously worked in foresight related themes at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, TKK Helsinki University of Technology, The Instituto de Empresa Business School and Gaia Group Ltd. His work on issues like strategic intelligence, foresight, evolutionary economics, sustainability and technological change has been published widely.