The Innovation Systems Company


Our Vision by 2020

"By 2020 Futures Diamond aims to be the primary information technology and systems provider for the foresight and horizon scanning communities in the world."

Our Motto

Futures Thinking Applied

Our Mission

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:

exploratory tools
participatory tools
explanatory tools
advisory tools
Futures Diamond


    • 1.
    • Foresight Knowledge System
    • Foresight Knowledge System
    • A European Union supported platform aimed to explore, share and analyse forward-looking practices, players and outcomes in the world.

    • 2.
    • Horizon Scanning Platform
    • Horizon Scanning Platform
    • A horizon scanning system on key issues affecting the future of the health and social care workforce in the United Kingdom.

    • 3.
    • Wild Cards & Weak Signals
    • Wild Cards & Weak Signals
    • An interactive system to map future 'shakers' (wild cards) and 'shapers' (weak signals) of science, technology and innovation in the world.

    • 4.
    • Integrated Delphi System
    • Integrated Delphi System
    • An participatory system aimed to improve short-medium-to-long-term decision-making of public, private & international actors.

Media & Outreach

Our communications strategy benefits from our teams and systems often being featured in key media and networks. For example:

Diamond facts & figures

  • 2,100 users worldwide
  • 112 countries covered
  • 55 minutes per visit
  • 7 foresight & horizon scanning systems

The „Diamond“

Futures Diamond: The Framework

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 (2008).

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