Dr. Popper becomes Director of a new Research Centre at Technology Partners

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Rafael Popper, our External Director, as the Director of the newly established Centre for Foresight and Internationalisation (CFI) at Technology Partners, a leading research and technology organisation with a 20+ years of track record, based in Warsaw (Poland). This exciting venture marks a significant milestone in our commitment to driving transformative advancements in foresight, innovation, and sustainable research.

The new Research Centre (TP-CFI) will focus on three core strategic objectives aimed to empower both, emerging and well-positioned, players in the Polish research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem through a wide range of forward- and outward-looking solutions.

Strategic Objective 1: Connecting People.

By fostering effective partnerships and collaborations, TP-CFI will cultivate a vibrant ecosystem of collective intelligence. We will facilitate mobility and exchange of ideas, both nationally and internationally, while forging strong alliances with key foresight and innovation communities.

Strategic Objective 2: Boosting Responsible and Sustainable R&I.

At the forefront of strategic intelligence, TP-CFI will provide insights into emerging technologies and markets. Through systematic horizon scanning and foresight, we will develop responsible and sustainable visions, strategies, and action roadmaps. Our meticulous mapping of critical technologies, competencies, skills, and behaviours will ensure success in the dynamic landscape of research and innovation.

Strategic Objective 3: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer.

Knowledge dissemination is paramount, and the TP-CFI will actively promote internationalization-driven commercialization of intellectual property, spin-offs, and start-ups. We will foster a conducive environment for collaborative research projects and support networking and professional development events, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive.

The TP-CFI aspires to become a vibrant hub for cutting-edge research and innovation. We invite academics, researchers, industry leaders, and policymakers from Poland and around the world to join us in this transformative venture. Together, we will shape a brighter tomorrow through visionary thinking, sustainable practices, and collaborative efforts.