The Innovation Systems Company


Futures Thinking Applied

The company Directors are currently based in Finland.

    • Monika Popper

      Monika Popper

      Managing Director

Monika Popper (MSc) is Managing Director at Futures Diamond Ltd. She has worked in the area of foresight and future-oriented innovation assessment and management; mapping critical issues affecting sustainability of innovation and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to create growth, competitiveness and sustainability of innovations. She has been involved in the organization of diverse foresight and horizon scanning research projects with strong emphasis on multi-stakeholder engagement activities, including the participation of citizens in agenda setting. In her role as a researcher and innovation manager, she has reviewed developments and implementation of health and safety, food security, healthcare and sustainable innovation (SI) policies and platforms, amongst other research and technology development activities.

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    • Rafael Popper

      Rafael Popper

      External Director

Rafael Popper (PhD) is Founder and Director of Futures Diamond Ltd and Director of Executive Education in ‘Foresight and Sustainable Futures’, ‘Foresight in Action’, ‘Foresight Methods’, and ‘SMART Foresight’ at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) of the University of Manchester in the UK. In 2018 he was appointed Professor of Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Governance at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia and he has also been Principal Scientist in Business, Innovation and Foresight at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (2016-2021). He has over twenty years of experience working as foresight and innovation policy consultant for several international organizations including the European Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, as well as for several government and business organisations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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