Engage Today to Shape Tomorrow was the theme of the 5th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis held in Brusels on 27-28 November 2014. Almost 300 foresight thinkers, innovators and policy makers shared knowledge on issues such as Shaping Innovation Systems for the Future, Future Technology Prospects, and Confronting Complexity and Uncertainty. In addition workshops provided the opportunity to learn foresight techniques, or to pursue specific policy issues in depth.
Ron Johnston, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, chaired a panel on Shaping STI Policies for an Uncertainm Future, led a workshop on Using FTA to Formulate Effective Innovation Policy and Strategy, and provided a concluding summary.
Details of the conference and papers are available at https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/site/fta2014.