iKnow is the Innovation, Foresight & Horizon Scanning Community

Welcome to the iKnow Community

iKnow: interconnecting Knowledge for the early identification of issues, events and developments (e.g. wild cards and associated weak signals) shaping and shaking the future of science, technology and innovation (STI) in Europe and other world regions.

iKnow is aimed to interconnect and share knowledge of people who care about STI.

If you think you belong to one or more of the following groups, please join us and share your knowledge about surprising futures (i.e. wild cards) and emerging issues or seeds of change (e.g. weak signals).

  • Are you a policy-maker? (concerned about local, national, EC, IGOs or INGO issues)
  • Are you a decision-maker? (concerned about SMEs and large corporations issues)
  • Are you a researcher? (concerned about R&D or STI-related issues)
  • Are you a science fiction writer ? (mainly concerned about unforeseeable use/abuse of technologies)
  • Are you a foresight or futures research practitioner ?
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POLICY ALERTS

Invisibility spray available in Boots

Invisibility spray available in Boots view

China’s investment and services great wall

China’s investment and services great wall view

Outburst of the black economy

Outburst of the black economy view

Abrupt disintegration of the Euro Zone

Abrupt disintegration of the Euro Zone view

Pervasive self-diagnosis and self-treatment

Pervasive self-diagnosis and self-treatment view

Major EU state elects neo-fascist leader

Major EU state elects neo-fascist leader view

Transhumanism becomes a significant force

Transhumanism becomes a significant force view

Universal electronic systems breakdown

Universal electronic systems breakdown view

Wheat crisis hits humans and animals

Wheat crisis hits humans and animals view

Floods in Europe cause mass migration

Floods in Europe cause mass migration view
  • Invisibility spray available in Boots
  • China’s investment and services great wall
  • Outburst of the black economy
  • Abrupt disintegration of the Euro Zone
  • Pervasive self-diagnosis and self-treatment
  • Major EU state elects neo-fascist leader
  • Transhumanism becomes a significant force
  • Universal electronic systems breakdown
  • Wheat crisis hits humans and animals
  • Floods in Europe cause mass migration

LATEST ACTIVITIES

FEATURED ARTICLE

New Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and Community launched!

by Rafael Popper

At the 2013 CfWI’s Annual Conference, we have proudly announced the launch of the Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and the Hub Community. This is the first (and so far only!) Horizon Scanning iPad App in the world. It gives users easy access to the ideas bank and projects area of the Hub offline and on-the-go.  We are...

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EDITORS BLOG

Understanding Foresight and Horizon Scanning (FHS)

by Rafael Popper

Futures research (including Foresight and Horizon Scanning) has emerged as a key instrument for the development and implementation of research and innovation policy. The main focus of activity has been at the national level. Governments have sought to set priorities, to build networks between science and industry and, in some cases, to change their...

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