The Art and Science of Horizon Scanning in Strategic Planning

Transparent, public knowledge about long-term trends is very important for the efficiency of long term planning processes in all research and innovation system. Each stakeholder has its own expectations about future trends and behaves in accordance to these expectations. Misleading expectations can cause flawed investments and political strategies. To have reliable information about future social needs and possible technological solutions is a win-win situation for all stakeholders of each innovation system. This homepage will contribute to the discussion about trustful knowledge for long term strategic planning in security research with the following three services.

Weak Signals are produced with an intelligent internet scanning agent and they provide the raw material for further processing.

Disruptive Events are indicators for a changing future. They are derived from the weak signals.

The Theory of Horizon Scanning gives some insights into the science behind the scanning.