"By 2020 Futures Diamond aims to be the primary information technology and systems provider for the foresight and horizon scanning communities in the world."
Futures Thinking Applied
Futures Diamond is an innovation systems company specialised in the provision of information technology (IT) and software solutions to government, business, research and education actors at local, national and international levels. Our IT systems can be adapted to meet the methodological needs of most research and innovation processes. We support a wide range of qualitative and quantitative activities combining:
A European Union supported platform aimed to explore, share and analyse forward-looking practices, players and outcomes in the world.
A horizon scanning system on key issues affecting the future of the health and social care workforce in the United Kingdom.
An interactive system to map future 'shakers' (wild cards) and 'shapers' (weak signals) of science, technology and innovation in the world.
An participatory system aimed to improve short-medium-to-long-term decision-making of public, private & international actors.
Our communications strategy benefits from our teams and systems often being featured in key media and networks. For example:
The Futures Diamond is a practical framework including 44 methods commonly used in strategic foresight and decision-making. It updates the Foresight Diamond frame developed by Popper in The Handbook of Technology Foresight (Georghiou et al., 2008).more »