Briefs

 

 

EFP Brief No. 162: Greek National Technology Foresight Programme Perceived Impacts and Success Factors

The brief presents findings about perceived impacts and success factors of the Greek National Technology Foresight Programme. The Greek National Technology Foresight Programme itself was described in detail in EFMN Brief No. 12. The main aim of the programme was to develop a set of key guidelines to assist the central administration in designing the [...]

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EFP Brief No. 161: Roadmap Environmental Technologies 2020 Integrated Water Management

In the project “Roadmap 2020”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, seven fields of environmental policy were investigated in order to explore to which extent research and development activities will be able to foster future environmental innovations. The purpose of the project was the identification of strategic options for research and [...]

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EFP Brief No. 160: Future Jobs and Skills in the EU

The renewed Lisbon strategy stresses the need for Europe to place more emphasis on anticipating skill needs. Globalisation, technological change and demographic developments (including ageing and migration) pose huge challenges in that respect, comprising both risks and opportunities. At the same time, a lack of information on future skill needs has been a long-standing concern [...]

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EFP Brief No. 159: ForeSec: Europe’s Evolving Security

The objective of ForeSec is to tie together the multiple threads of existing work on the future of European security in an attempt to provide a more coherent guidance, orientation and structure to all future security-related research activities. It aims at enhancing the common understanding of the complex global and societal nature of European security [...]

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EFP Brief No. 158: MONA: A European Roadmap for Photonics and Nanotechnologies

Photonics and nanotechnologies are highly multi-disciplinary fields and two of the principal enabling technologies for the 21st century. They are key technology drivers for industry sectors such as information technologies, communication, biotechnologies, transport, and manufacturing. Photonics/nanophotonics and nanomaterials/nanotechnologies can benefit from each other in terms of new functions, materials, fabrication processes and applications. The MONA [...]

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EFP Brief No. 157: Roadmap Robotics for Healthcare

The main aim of this study was to provide key research policy recommendations for the application of robotics in healthcare in the research programmes of the EC. The study also aimed at raising awareness about important new developments in this field among a wider audience. To this extent, a roadmap of promising applications of robotics [...]

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EFP Brief No. 156: Healthy and Safe Food for the Future – A Technology Foresight Project in Central and Eastern Europe (Futurefood6)

Futurefood6 is a project developed to assist Central and Eastern European countries in reaching international standards throughout the whole food chain and, in turn, to enhance overall European competitiveness by developing an industry that stands for safety, diversity, sophistication and products of a high quality. It mobilises stakeholders from the food industry, research, academia, the [...]

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EFP Brief No. 155: A Roadmap for the Commercial Development of Medicinal Plants of the Andean Region of South America

The main objective of the project was to establish a future vision (2020) and define the best means for the production, commercialization and innovation of products on the basis of medicinal plants of the Andean region of South America that would contribute to its social and economic development. EFMN Brief No. 155_Andean Medicinal Plants [...]

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EFP Brief No. 154: Looking Forward in the ICT and Media Industry – Technological and Market Developments

The project was an activity within the framework contract between the European Parliament and ETAG, the European Technology Assessment Group, to carry out TA studies on behalf of the Parliament’s STOA Panel in view of the growing importance of a European science and technology policy. The purpose of this particular project was to identify current [...]

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EFP Brief No. 153: Extremadura Regional Foresight Exercise

The Extremadura region has carried out the first regional foresight exercise to help devise a global strategy for the socio-economic development of the region so as to enhance economic growth. The main agents involved in regional development set out to plan a desirable future for the region and clearly define investment priorities. The Extremaduran foresight [...]

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