EFP Brief No. 82: Corporate Foresight in Europe

Foresight activities usually aim at decision-making and priority setting in the public sectors of systems of innovation, while the other parts of the RTDI-system have been largely left out of picture: most notably all the entrepreneurial actors on the private side (who actually bring the innovations to the market. This EU-study has been launched to take a first look at the current uses, practices and impacts of foresight in the private sector. It is based on personal interviews with 18 selected European enterprises from hightechnology industries, consumer goods and the service sectors. A workshop, organized in November 2002 with the participation of corporate foresight practitioners, confirmed the overall findings of the report.

EFMN Brief No. 82 – Corporate Foresight in Europe