NICe - Technology Foresight
FOBIS was part of a technology foresight initiative from the Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe).
Even though foresight results must be adapted to specific innovation systems - national, regional or sectoral - there are several potential benefits for Nordic cooperation in this field. All Nordic countries have some experience in using foresight, but they have used rather different approaches in doing so. This creates opportunities for mutual exchange, learning and identifying "good practices". Although the Nordic countries differ in economic structure, there are significant areas of overlap where we have common interests, and to a large extent we share a common set of social values. This creates the potential for economies of scale and scope in carrying out foresight projects. Nordic countries also have complementary elements in their national innovation systems and the identification of complementary elements is a challenge to Nordic innovation policies.
Biomedical sensors and ICT
The cluster contains two technological projects run in parallel with a moderating Nordic Foresight Forum. The forum gathers technology foresight practitioners and researchers and will identify Nordic “best practices” for identifying possible future fields of technology and knowledge. This is done by matching future fields of technology to national preconditions and looking at current capabilities in science and technology, industry structure and socio-economic demand factors. The projects work on tasks within the two technology fields of Biomedical sensors and ICT.