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Foresight Weekly News - October 13, 2019

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APF honors significant futures work

The Association of Professional Futurists released its 2019 Awards for the Most Significant Futures Works. Know the winners

 

Seven trends driving the future of innovation

“Benchmarking Innovation Impact” report, produced by Innovation Leader, an information and research firm in Boston reveals that fewer than half (42 percent) of surveyed companies admit that they’re unable to act on signals of change. Read more

 

Imagine the future

Researchers identify six characteristics necessary to make scenario processes more inclusive and able to address complex and context-specific problems. They also explore the key role of imagination in these processes. Read more

 

Take look inside Alibaba's high-tech 'hotel of the future,' which is run almost entirely by robots

The hotel allows guests to manage reservations and make payments entirely from a mobile app and enter rooms using facial-recognition technology rather than a traditional key card. Read more

 

Bell unveils new '360 Invictus' attack helicopter for army's future wars

Bell has unveiled its proposed single-rotor design for the U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), a cutting-edge helicopter that may be optionally manned. Read more

 

A restoration for the future

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is working steadily to decrease its carbon footprint and move away from using coal. Campus administrators continually look for ways to reduce overall energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

 

EVENTS

Can we imagine our way to a better future?

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice holds a conversation on the power of imagination and fiction to better inform our future in New York on Oct. 15, 2019. Find out details

 

World Teachers’ Day 2019: UNESCO hosts conference on future of teaching profession

A daylong conference on the future of the profession took place at UNESCO Headquarters, on 7 October, and the latest issue of the UNESCO Courier magazine went online on 5 October takes stock of profession’s standing worldwide. Learn more

 

PUBLICATIONS

Foresight

New issue of Foresight (volume 21, issue 4), the journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy is out. View the journal articles

 

European Journal of Futures Research

Read or download the newest papers of EJFR devoted to smart sustainable cities of the future, innovation policy, leadership, future energy systems, and much more. Access journal front page