Other Institutes

Institutes, companies and organizations connected to futures studies or future aligned consultancy.

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Swedish Institutes

FMS, Environmental Strategies Research
The Environmental Strategies Research Unit at the Royal Institute of Technology conduct research, develop solutions, knowledge and stimulate debate on strategic environmental problems.

The Long-Term Survey of the Swedish Economy
The Long-Term Survey of the Swedish Economy at the Ministry of Finance is examining long-term trends and challenges and what impact they have on Sweden’s economic growth over the long term. The aim of the survey is to provide a basis for economic policy and initiate a debate about economic policy formulation.

The Pufendorf Institute
The Pufendorf Institute is a cross-disciplinary research institute, inaugurated at Lund University in 2009. The institute aims to be an open and creative environment for academic study groups formed around current or emerging scientific and social issues and problems to explore their management or resolution.

The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences
The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences has a longstanding tradition of clarifying implications of strategic choices. Projects and studies describe the potential of technology and problems in society, the economic consequences of new technology and prerequisites for sustainable development.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research funds research in natural science, engineering and medicine.

Nordic Institutes

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS)
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (Denmark) is an independent, non-profit interdisciplinary research institute earning its income exclusively from sponsored research. Its goal is to strengthen the basis for decision-making in public and private organizations by creating awareness of the future and highlighting its importance to the present.

Finland Futures Research Centre
Finland Futures Research Centre (Finland) is the only academic futures research organization in Finland and the biggest in the Nordic countries.

The Nordic Innovation Centre has been involved with foresight over several years.
The Nordic Innovation Centre has been involved with foresight over several years.

Europe

Futurible
Futuribles (France) is an independent non-profit centre for prospective studies and foresight. Its overall aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the contemporary world. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, Futuribles explores current issues, possible futures, policies and strategies.

The Club of Rome (Switzerland)
The Club of Rome (Switzerland) is a non-profit organization, independent of any political, ideological, or religious interests. Its essential mission is to act as a global catalyst for change through the identification and analysis of the crucial problems facing humanity and the communication of such problems to the most important public and private decision makers as well as to the general public.

The Estonian Institute for Futures Studies (Estonia)
The Estonian Institute for Futures Studies (Estonia) conducts studies to contribute to the development of the Estonian society and economy by improving strategic decisions and influencing strategic orientation.

The European Foresight Monitoring Network (EU)
The European Foresight Monitoring Network (EU) monitors ongoing and emerging foresight activities and disseminates information about these activities to a network of policy researchers and foresight practitioners.

The Foresight Programme and Horizon Scanning Centre (United Kingdom)
The Foresight Programme and Horizon Scanning Centre (United Kingdom) aims to provide visions of the future using robust science to be used by policymakers to inform government policy and strategy, and to improve how science and technology are used within Government and by society.

The Future of Humanity Institute (United Kingdom)
The Future of Humanity Institute (United Kingdom) is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford.

The Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (Germany)
The Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (Germany) is a non-profit research institute. Its main tasks are the realization of research projects, delivering expert opinions, and advising political and industrial decision makers.

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Spain)
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Spain) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Its mission is to provide support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/technological dimension.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria)
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) is an international research organization. It conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological, and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change.

The OECD International Futures Programme
The OECD International Futures Programme provides the organization with an early warning of emerging issues, pinpoints major developments, and analyses key long-term concerns to help governments map strategy.

The Secretariat for Futures Studies (Germany)
The Secretariat for Futures Studies (Germany) is to identify relevant future developments, provide orientation knowledge, and to create scopes for active future shaping.

The World Future Council (Germany)
The World Future Council (Germany) brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policymaking. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions.

Third Sector Foresight (Great Britain)
Third Sector Foresight (Great Britain) aims to help voluntary and community organizations plan effectively for the future, with a particular emphasis on providing information about drivers affecting the voluntary and community sector.

Global Institutes

Foresight International (Australia)
Foresight International (Australia) exists to help create and sustain theory and practice of social foresight.

Institute for the Future (USA)
Institute for the Future (USA) is an independent, nonprofit research group. The core of their work is to identify emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace.

International Institute of Forecasters (USA)
International Institute of Forecasters (USA) is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting.

The Acceleration Studies Foundation (USA)
The Acceleration Studies Foundation (USA) is an educational non-profit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to issues of accelerating change. The foundation explores the accelerating development of special domains in science and technology, and examines their impact on business and society.

The Azerbaijan Future Studies Society (Azerbaijan)
The Azerbaijan Future Studies Society (Azerbaijan) was established in January 2006 as a non-profit research center and is the first futures studies centre in Azerbaijan.

The Center for Futures Studies (Egypt)
The Center for Futures Studies (Egypt) promotes awareness, understanding, development, and successful utilization of futuring methods and studies to serve the goals of society.

The Center for Futurism in Education
The Center for Futurism in Education at Ben-Gurion University (Israel) engages in research and development, conceptual and philosophical research, evaluation of processes, support to policy makers, and leadership of educational change processes.

The Center for Millenial Development
The Center for Millenial Development at Boston University (USA) is the world’s largest academic research center dedicated to millennial studies.

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future (USA)
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future (USA) convenes symposia and conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and future-oriented research that contributes to long-term improvements of the human condition.

The Graduate Institute of Futures Studies
The Graduate Institute of Futures Studies at Fo Guang University (Taiwan) incorporates theories and practice of futures studies to explore the trend of national politics, economy, culture, society, and environment.

The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies (USA)
The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies (USA) is an institution for futures research, consulting, and education.

The Institute for Alternative Futures (USA)
The Institute for Alternative Futures (USA) is a non-profit research and educational organization, specializing in aiding organizations and individuals to more wisely choose and create their preferred futures.

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (USA)
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (USA) is a center for voices arguing for a responsible, constructive, ethical approach to the most powerful emerging technologies.

The Institute for Futures Research
The Institute for Futures Research of University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) is a research institution specializing in futures studies primarily as a support service for knowledge and strategic management.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis & Forecasting
The Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis & Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University (Israel) is a research centre specializing in technology forecasting, foresight, assessment, and long-term planning. The center functions as a think tank, working alongside its public sector or business clients to produce far-reaching conclusions that are drawn from a unique blend of academic research and market expertise.

The Long Now Foundation
The Long Now Foundation (USA) aims to provide a counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking.

The Millennium Project (USA)
The Millennium Project (USA) is a global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (USA)
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (USA) is a 15-year effort to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding organizations, universities, and the public.

The Stanford Center for Foresight and Innovation (USA)
The Stanford Center for Foresight and Innovation (USA) is a strategic think tank with expertise in strategic planning, innovation management, and foresight engineering.

The World Future Society (USA)
The World Future Society (USA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan scientific and educational association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future.

The World Futures Studies Federation
The World Futures Studies Federation (International) is a global network of practicing futurists, researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists, and others from over 60 countries. Its mission is to promote futures education and research.