Foresight is a systematic attempt to look into the longer-term future. La Palma Research Centre has developed a unique capacity of foresight supporting strategic decision-making in a wide range of technology areas. 

Policy analysis is an additional service that we are offering. Our team can evaluate which policies – national and European – can be favourable or act as a bottleneck for a community or an initiative to achieve their ambitious goals.

By studying alternative futures and policy scenarios we help individuals, decision-makers, communities and business organizations understand how their decisions in the present could affect their initiatives in the future.

Case study: In the CHPM 2030 project we used a combination of foresight methodologies to determine suitable pathways for further development of the technology. In parallel, foresight was used to study future application targets.

Our offering: We can investigate emerging trends affecting your business by setting up a large-scale foresight exercise or a smaller tactical foresight study. We can set up focus groups and develop meaningful scenarios allowing you make important decisions in the present to avoid undesirable futures.