Principal Investigator


 Roberto Poli

  • PhD Utrecht, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento
  • Fellow of STIAS - Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
  • Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science
  • UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems
  • Editor-in-chief: Axiomathes: Where Science Meets Philosophy, (Springer)
  • President of the Nicolai Hartmann Society
  • Steering committee of the UNESCO project "Imagining Africa's Futures"
  • Courses: Social Foresight, Applied Ethics, Philosophy
  • Personal page at Academia

Advisory Board


Liliana Albertazzi

Liliana Albertazzi is Principal Investigator at the Center for the Mind and Brain (CIMeC) and Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento. During the past 20 years she has laid the foundations of the science of appearances from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view. She works on cognitive processes and cognitive spaces where the role of imagination is primary. She has published five books, about 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has been editor of 21 books, among which a MIT Press volume (2010) and a Wiley Handbook (2013).

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Senem Göl Beşer

Senem Göl Beşer, PhD, is lecturer at the Department of Business Administration at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her current research focuses on foresight, international business, gender issues and green business/economics.

Ted Fuller

Ted Fuller holds a Chair in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Foresight at the University of Lincoln, UK. His roles at Lincoln have included Head of the Business School and Faculty Research Director. He is Editor in Chief of Futures Journal. Ted’s academic mission is to investigate the creation of futures and to develop people who can create futures responsibly. His focus is on reflexive methodologies. From 2005-2008 he was Chair of the European Science Foundation’s COST Action A22 on foresight methodologies.

Jannie Hofmeyr

Jannie Hofmeyr is Professor of Biocomplexity and Biochemistry at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and director of the Centre for Studies in Complexity. As a molecular cell physiologist his main research interests are the modelling of cellular processes to understand their control and regulation and of the functional organisation that underlies an organism's ability to fabricate itself.


John Kineman

Dr. Kineman is a theoretical and applied ecosystems scientist studying relational complexity and ecological niche modeling. He is developing collaborative research and education activities between the USA and India.

Aloisius Louie

Dr. Aloisius H. Louie is a mathematical biologist, an independent researcher based in Ottawa, Canada. His approach to the subject is called 'relational biology', in the school of Nicolas Rashevsky and Robert Rosen. He has thus far written two books on the subject: More Than Life Itself [ontos verlag 2009] and The Reflection of Life [Springer 2013].

Riel Miller

Riel Miller, Ph.D., futurist, is Head of Foresight at UNESCO in Paris and has published widely including articles in Foresight and Futures journals. He previously consulted for Xperidox: Futures Consultancy, was an economist and futurist for the OECD, and served as a board member of the Association of Professional Futurists.


M. Atilla Öner

Professor of Technology and Operations Management in the Department of Business Administration and managing director of Management Application and Research Center at Yeditepe University.
His research interests are foresight methodology, technology road mapping, R&D management and technology management. He is an associate editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Pierre Rossel

Pierre Rossel is a PhD graduate in anthropology (1990), currently serving as Senior scientific fellow, at the Ecole polytechnique federale of Lausanne, Switzerland, teaching and researching in such areas as technology foresight intelligence, in particular in relation with the development of the Information society (e.g., e-Governance, e- / m-services, digital cities, intelligent devices and context-aware environments).

Ilkka Tuomi

Dr Ilkka Tuomi is Founder and Chief Scientist at Meaning Processing Ltd., Finland. He has written books on philosophy of artificial intelligence, theory and practice of intelligent organizations, information society, computer networks, and innovation theory. He has a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD in adult education from the same university. His areas of interest include next-generation foresight models, knowledge creation theory, innovation and technology studies, R&D&I policy, and new value production models.



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