‘PHS Foresight’ Project
Impetu Solutions is a privately owned knowledge intensive service company registered in Madrid (Spain). The company creates value with its stakeholders by combining research and consulting on innovation, foresight and strategy with advanced web based technologies.
Its key personal has a long track-record in numerous ICT R&D and research projects on foresight and innovation, for instance the most recently ‘e-Health: Towards Integrated Hospital Information Systems in Spain‘, ‘Grand Challenges in Research Funding’ for the Finnish Academy; ‘Innovation capacity in Antofagasta Region (Chile)’ for CICITEM & VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; FP7 Era.Net RUS, Foresight process supporting joint programming in the ERA-NET among Member states and Russia; FP7 EFP European Foresight Platform, supporting forward looking decision making; FP6 and FP7, WBC-INCO.NET, Co-ordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries; FP7 IMS2020, Scenario and Roadmapping process for Supporting Global Research for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) 2020 Vision; FP7 SESTI, ‘Scanning for Emerging Science and Technology Issues’, Facing the Future, a horizon scanning project for BEPA, ‘New wave of KICs’ for EIT. The experts of Impetu Solutions have run numerous foresight and innovation management and policy training workshops and courses for instance in connection with the FOR-LEARN, JRC Enlargement Activities in cooperation with UNIDO, Bled Forum, Comillas Pontifical University, IE Business School, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre.
Impetu Solutions leads the WP2: ‘Stakeholder networking and future innovations’ and WP5: ‘Outreach and dissemination’ and contributes to other WPs.
The IMPETU Team consists of:
An inter-disciplinary team of about 150 scientists and engineers work at the Safety & Security Department on future-oriented technologies along with innovative procedures and sophisticated processes fostering research, development and roll-out of national and international ICT-infrastructures. Safety & Security are the two important aspects of ever-increasing relevance for today’s citizens, which will also take centre stage in the information society of tomorrow. Safety is in this case related to technologies and refers to the personal safety of individuals, which is directly or indirectly dependent on the proper functioning or availability of an information processing and/or autonomous system. Security rather refers to the protection of information and the prevention of any potential violation through unauthorized access to or alteration of personal information. Security may also refer to classical security techniques (surveillance) that are supported by information technology. AIT is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485 certified.
The eHealth business field of the Safety & Security Department has comprehensive experience in the healthcare and the biomedical/translational research domain as well as in infrastructure, tools and skills for the design, development and operation of ICT for health infrastructures – from rapid prototyping through feasibility studies to clinical trials and ICT applications for routine clinical use. The inter-disciplinary team of scientist and engineers has been a key partner in a number of FP6 and FP7 projects (SIOPEN-R-NET, CARE-MAN, RegIonCo, iStoppFalls, FoSIBLE, ENVIROFI, ENCCA).
AIT leads WPs on The state-of-the-art, key challenges and policy responses (WP1); Strategic plan for the coordination of future developments (WP4); and Management (WP6) and is a contributor to other WPs.
The AIT Team consists of:
UNIMAN has over 50 staff and approximately 40 PhD students and builds upon over forty years of research on innovation management and policy. It undertakes management and policy research, fundamental research, and consultancy on innovation dynamics in knowledge-based economies. The Institute conducts academically-driven research through a wide range of UK Research Council projects, FP7 projects and other responsive mode projects. This academic research has been combined with contract research for and engagement with a whole range of regional bodies, national ministries and foundations, foreign ministries in European and extra-European countries and international policy bodies, such as the European Commission, OECD and UNIDO and UNCTAD.
The research and engagement activities are organised in six thematic areas: Technology strategy and innovation management; Services and organisational innovation; Science, innovation policy and strategic intelligence; Innovation and sustainability; Innovation, innovation systems and economic development; and Innovation Futures (Foresight). Against this background, UNIMAN has conducted extensive academic policy analysis as well as concrete evaluations of policy schemes. The Institute has developed and utilised approaches in evolutionary economics, industrial ecologies and innovation systems.
UNIMAN has a proven ability to conduct large scale, complex projects, in terms of intellectual breadth and rigour, practical relevance, technical abilities (IT support etc.) and administrative management.
UNIMAN leads the WP3: Scenarios and Joint Visions and contributes to other WPs.
The UNIMAN Team consists of: