Future Summit 2013 - IRI2038 Futures Project Report Out

IRI2038 Futures Project Report Out: Envisioning the Future of Research and Technology Management

Dr. Ted Farrington, Senior Consultant, AndSpace Consulting

IRI 2038 is an IRI commissioned strategic foresights initiative made possible, in part, by IRI member contributions to the Diamond Anniversary Campaign. The IRI2038 project’s extended team interviewed 38 R&D leaders around the world for their views of future drivers of change, performed an environmental scan identifying weak signals of other future trends and engaged IRI members in scenario development and incasting workshops. This presentation reviews key project results and unveils the resulting four inductive scenarios of the future. Attendees are invited to participate in a lively and provocative backcasting workshop immediately following.