At Imperial Tech Foresight we allow business leaders to immerse themselves in the fringes of disruption, exploring breakthrough technology and research through visionary academic perspectives. We connect corporate partners with challenging, proactive, and engaging visions of the future.
For us, foresight is a process for identify changes in the world and to think strategically about how we might respond to these changes. We work with the idea that the world is not deterministic, instead we help leverage alternative futures and critical uncertainties. Strategic foresight uses a multi-disciplinary perspective on how the future might unfold to systematically inform today’s decision making. The purpose is not to predict the future, but to better understand the elements and changes that might contribute to how the future might develop. We help create a broad perspective on the possible, probable, and plausible futures emerging.
Our bespoke offering helps businesses challenge existing perspective and build a broader perspective on how the future may unfold. We work across faculties on a range of projects from bespoke consultancy (reports, insight gathering) to events (collaborative workshops and corporate business events). Every year we also publish speculative pieces to help engage the public in a conversation about the future.
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To connect corporate partners to our visionary academics, allowing organisations to synthesise and activate the research to respond to a rapidly shifting technology landscape.
Since 2012, we have embedded ourselves in an interdisciplinary space, between the corporate partners and academics, utilising diverse delivery modes to bring the future to life for corporates.
We help executives navigate the rapidly shifting technology landscape equipping them with insight to make confident and strategic decisions regarding the future of their businesses.
We work with a long-term horizon allowing our partners to extend their perspective. Our academics think beyond traditional boundaries, we leverage this for our business partners allowing them to address uncertainties that may impact their business.
We develop bespoke foresight projects for our clients, working collaboratively with a selected set of interdisciplinary academic researchers. Our academics are at the cutting-edge of exploring future gaps, trajectories and potential opportunities for future technology – the work is factually-based on fundamental scientific research.
We systematically help organisations look beyond their core to identify new disruptions in technology that can help provoke new thinking for their organisation.
Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the very fundamentals of how we engage with and see the world.
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This year, Tech Foresight 2038 will delve into a shifting reality brought on by computer-assisted synthesis, nanophotonics, artificial scientific discovery, new data approaches, 4D printing and nutrition futures.
Discover how complex nanophotonics might enable molecular machines to increase our processing power. Invent new opportunities in 4D-printing with our leading academics. Debate what the future might hold for artificial scientific discovery and how it could trickle down into society. Listen to our expert in data-driven engineering and his vision of a responsive world. Develop future food opportunities by leveraging theories in rituals and technical advances. Discuss with our world-leading experts what’s next for privacy and our joint data futures.
TF2038 will explore the future from a range of technological enablers, exploring what might be beyond the news-hype. Join us to consider how companies can adapt to these new technology-enabled futures through academic visionary perspectives, interactive workshops, provocative panel debates, and engaging student work.