Оpen seminar by Dr. Ozcan Saritas on ‘New Foresight methods’
On July 20th, 2011, an open seminar by Dr. Ozcan Saritas on ‘New Foresight methods’ took place at the HSE. The event was organized by the HSE ISSEK Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies.
Dr. Ozcan Saritas, research fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester (Great Britain), editor of the Foresight journal, spoke about the new approaches to Foresight methodology.
Dr. Saritas studied the key phases of the Foresight system methodology which include gathering and analyzing data, creating the key concept and vision, determining priorities, and developing strategies and action plans.
Dr. Saritas also analyzed ways of creating Foresight methodology on the basis of the aforementioned methods. As an example of their use, he told the participants about the ‘National research and innovation Foresight’ project carried out for the Mauritius island.
In addition to this, the speaker told the participants about research which is currently underway and which is dedicated to the global scanning of key directions and the most important challenges of the future. He spoke about the methodology and interim results: both general and in terms of specific countries.
Concluding his presentation, Dr. Saritas talked about how they found a solution for the problem of water shortage by means of a Foresight project dedicated to the use of rain water.