Dr Rafael Popper

United Kingdom Research Fellow (University of Manchester)
Czech republic Innovation Director & CEO (Futures Diamond)
Dr Popper is Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research of the University of Manchester. He is also Director of iKnow; Director of the Summer/Winter Schools of the International Foresight Academy (IFA); Leader of the Mapping activities of the European Foresight Platform (EFP) and Principal Investigator of MIoIR Horizon Scanning activities in the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI). 
Language(s): Spanish, Hungarian, English

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Dr Popper has been Scientific Coordinator and Principal Investigator in several European Union funded foresight initiatives and his main areas of work include: ‘foresight’ as an instrument of policy, the development of foresight and horizon scanning methodology, the design of forward-looking activities and their evaluation. He has been member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Rationales for the European Research Area and other foresight advisory boards.

As for his teaching, Rafael has been Co-Director of postgraduate courses on foresight at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of Executive Education courses for Foresight organisers, sponsors and practitioners. He has been guest lecturer in many European and Latin American countries and he has designed and delivered short courses and keynote speeches for a large variety of audiences in the public, private and academic sectors.

Basic information
Gender :
Status :
Most prominent role :
Researcher in higher educational institution
Education qualification :
Languages :
Spanish, Hungarian, English
Primary Work information
Type of employer :
Higher education institution (HEI)
School/Faculty/Institute :
PREST Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School
Location :
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Position :
Research Fellow
Main activities :
Outreach, Teaching, Training, Research
Secondary Work information
Type of employer :
Commercial organisation (including consultancy) fewer than 250 employees
Employer :
Futures Diamond
Location :
Position :
Innovation Director & CEO
Main activities :
Outreach, Research, Administrative
Other activities :
Research information
Interest in Cooperative research related to :
• Health
• Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
• ICT - Information & communication technologies
• Environment (including Climate Change)
• Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
• Security
Interest in Individual research related to :
• Interdisciplinary
• Social Sciences & Humanities
Interest in Capacity building research related to :
• Cooperation
• Science and society
• Regions
• Infrastructures
Interest in Individual capacity building such as... :
• Research mobility and career development
Interest in JRC thematic priorities such as :
• Europe as a world partner
• Security and freedom
• Prosperity in a knowledge intensive society
Type of research :
• Relevant for intergovernmental non-commercial external organisations (e.g. European Union, United Nations, OECD)
• Focused on a general area of commercial interest to business and/or industry
• Applied in a commercial context
Other type of research :
• latin america
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