Strategic Foresight

We help you explore the future with your stakeholders in support of your strategic (re-)positioning and agenda setting.

With strategic foresight you create improved understanding of the innovation system, develop your networks and new partnerships; upgrade your innovation activities.

The global economy, new technologies and increasing impact of human activities in nature have brought us with a new magnitude of uncertainties. Foresight helps you navigate in such a complex and uncertain environment.

We engage in your strategy work the way you choose and feel the most comfortable. Our experts have long experience in foresight practice and are ready to tailor a process to meet your specific needs building on our attested foresight methodology toolbox:

  • Impetu Horizon Scanning Bundle – Quantitative and qualitative tools for scanning emerging issues
  • Impetu Scenario Bundle – Efficient exploration of alternative futures
  • Impetu Roadmap Bundle – Design and management for high impact roadmaps
  • Impetu Idea Management Bundle – Online solutions for crowdsourcing and idea management
  • Impetu Strategic Decisions Bundle – Strategy design and multicriteria decision tools for priority setting


Opening Horizons: What kind of new approaches are available?

Experts from Impetu Solutions were invited to give a keynote speech on ‘Opening Horizons: What kind of new approaches are available?’ for the COST Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services: Dissemination Conference on September 13, 2011, in Sekocin Stary (Near Warsaw)/Poland. The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 was to carry out a wide-angle foresight […]

Grand challenges responding research in Finland

In June 2011, the Board of the Academy identified a series of grand challenges that will be given priority focus in research over the next few years. These challenges are named as: The Northern Climate and Environment Sustainable Energy Dialogue of Cultures A Healthy Everyday for All Knowledge and Know-how in the Media Society The […]

Innovation Capacity in Antofagasta Region in Chile

As part of the strategic collaboration between VTT Technical Research Centre and Impetu Solutions, our experts contribute to the project ‘Innovation Capacity in Antofagasta Region’ in collaboration with CICITEM (El Centro de investigación Tecnológico para la Minería) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project is a capacity development project targeted at raising […]

Strategic Guidance for Foresight in JPI Oceans

Impetu Solutions provides strategic guidance for the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), which is a coordinating and integrating platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries. While bringing together the interested Member States and Associated Countries JPI Oceans aims to add value by: avoiding fragmentation and unnecessary […]

FP7: Personal Health Systems Foresight

Impetu Solutions is running together with the Austrian Institute of Technology and the University of Manchester a two year European foresight project. This FP7 support action coordinates strategic stakeholder engagements in the realm of Personal Health Systems (PHS) within and beyond European Union up to 2030. Among other tasks, Impetu applies its advanced content management system […]

The 4th International Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) 12 & 13 May 2011

Impetu is represented by Dr. Totti Könnölä in the Scientific Committee of The 4th edition of the International Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) that focuses on the need and potential of FTA to address disruptive transformations in response to grand societal challenges. FTA offers policy and decision makers the potential to look across such […]

JRC Standards Foresight

Experts of Impetu Solutions are supporting the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to conduct a foresight study on the future of standards following the recent Communication on the need for a strategic vision on standards. The foresight study is exploring the future of production systems in Europe and how key enabling technologies (KETS) […]

Grand Challenges Responding Research Priorities: Remarks from Finland

Dr. Totti Könnölä was invited to European Foresight Platform Final Event in Vienna, September 27 – 28, 2012 and to present recent advances in grand challenges responding research priorities in the health sector in Finland. Grand challenges responding research priorities: Remarks from Finland from Impetu Solutions

SESTI Scanning for Emerging Science & Technology Issues

Before joining Impetu Solutions, our experts took part in the design and execution of the SESTI project, one of the FP7 Bluesky research projects. Today’s societal developments are often influenced by improbable events with possibly high impact. SESTI is about identifying “Emerging Issues” that could have a potentially significant impact on society until 2030, are […]

EIT-IPTS ideation platform on world leading innovation

Before joining Impetu Solutions, our experts took part in the design and execution of the ideation portal aimed at the R&D community sponsored by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre (JRC-IPTS). The platform was used to develop and assess ideas for […]

Facing the future: time for the EU to meet global challenges

Before joining Impetu Solutions, our experts took part in the design and execution of the study “Facing the future: time for the EU to meet global challenges” carried out by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) for the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) of the European Commission (EC). Project rationale […]

Scenarios and roadmaps towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) in the year 2020.

Before joining Impetu Solutions, our experts took part in the design and execution of a FP7 project focusing on the creation of scenarios and roadmaps towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) in the year 2020. The project was funded by the NMP division of the European Commission within the IMS Framework and it was conducted by […]

JRC Enlargement and Integration Activities Training: Foresight as an Instrument for Policy and Decision Making

Dr. Totti Könnölä of Impetu Solutions was invited by the JRC-IPTS of the European Commission as a moderator for the workshop on Dec 16 and 17, 2010 in Seville on JRC Enlargement and Integration Activities Training: Foresight as an Instrument for Policy and Decision Making. The purpose of this training was to better understand how forward-looking mechanisms […]

The FOR-LEARN Online Foresight Guide

Before joining Impetu Solutions our experts contributed actively to the development of the FOR-LEARN Online Foresight Guide. FOR-LEARN was a 6th Framework Programme project of the European Commission.FOR-LEARN On-Line Foresight Guide, developed during the project, is now further updated by JRC-IPTS. FOR-LEARN aims to consolidate European expertise on Foresight through actively promoting mutual learning among […]

ERA.Net RUS

Before joining Impetu Solutions our experts took part in the design of a foresight exercise (scenario development and Delphi questioning) for a knowledge based sustainable mid-term cooperation policy in S&T and innovation between the EU MS/AC and Russia as an intergral part of the the ERA.Net RUS project. The major objective of this FP7 project is to […]