Futures Studies and Participation

Applied Futures Studies


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Crisis radar - strengthening the resilience of society, politics and the economy through crisis prediction

The corona pandemic shows the vulnerability and susceptibility to crises of complex societies that are highly interdependent globally. Further crises of this magnitude cannot be ruled out in the future. Within the framework of the TA project, it will be investigated how a continuous anticipatory crisis radar would have to be designed and institutionally - also on an international level - anchored in order to ensure early crisis and risk management. more...
2021 - 2023
Deutscher Bundestag / Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Examplary decarbonization: Bicycle stands in København-Nordhavn. © Qimby

Global Foresight Study: Keeping the 2° - aim in transport sector

The project members develop long-term political strategies with methods of strategical foresight for converting the transport sector in an environmentally friendly way. In the future, mobility is to take place worldwide without the use of coal, oil and gas - decarbonized - so that global warming remains below 2° Celsius. more...
2019 - 2020
Agora Energiewende
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Guidelines for decent work in the digital world

Digital change calls into question existing achievements in occupational health and safety. The IZT supports the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the process of developing a new mission statement that focuses on humane work in the digital world. more...
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)
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Foresight study – sustainable mobility in China and Germany

This foresight project elaborates scenarios of a potential transformation of the transport sector in China. The insights gained will also provide ideas for the transformation of the German mobility system. more...
2019 - 2020
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Who has access to digitally networked mobility?

Social consequences are largely ignored from the analyses of new mobility services. IZT develops three scenarios for largely ignored justice aspects. more...
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Real-Time-Delphi "Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit"

The IZT implemented the future research method "Real-Time-Delphi" for Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler and the WWF - in the research project "Digitization and Sustainability". more...
Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler
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Trend Analysis Resource Policy

The IZT uses methods of futures studies to identify relevant resource-political trends in society. Subsequently, scientists assess these trends according to their effect on the world’s climate and resource consumption. The goal of the project is to suggest appropriate resource and climate policy measures to the Umweltbundesamt. more...
2017 - 2021
Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Modelling the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Resource Politics

In the project a systemic model will be developed, in order to assess and to make visible the impacts of resource efficiency measures on greenhouse gas emissions. more...
Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
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Middle East and North Africa: potential scenarios 2025 and 2050

The project will outline potential scenarios related to the course of the region in the medium (2025) and long (2040) term. The project will sharpen the European understanding of the region with a view to highlighting the potential strategies and policies that the EU is called upon to adopt in order to make its role in the region more effective. more...
2016 - 2019
European Commission
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Evolution2Green: Strategies for a green economy

This project aims for an integrated strategy to transform our economic system into a green economy. Economic growth should be accompanied by ecological sustainability and social justice. more...
2015 - 2018
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)

Megatrends & MINT education

The project identified relevant long-term processes of transformation and their impacts for companies, academic institutions and political stakeholders in the context of MINT (mathematics, information sciences, natural sciences, and technology). more...
Matrix GmbH & Co. KG für zdi - Zukunft durch Innovation
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Megatrends in the energy industry

On behalf of the largest German transmission system operator AMPRION the IZT conducted an internal study on megatrends in the energy industry. more...
2014 - 2015
Amprion GmbH
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Berlin‘s sustainability profile

Which projects and initiatives have the potential to shape the image of Berlin’s future sustainability? The aim of this project was to identify these fields of interest and to illustrate them with new practical approaches. more...
2014 - 2016
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Berlin
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Megatrends in Intralogistics

The IZT, together with the Research Community Intralogistics, explored processes of transformation in this sector. The intralogistics sector is specialized in the logistics within companies. The parting from the full capacity model in an era of volatile markets was central to the project. more...
Forschungsgemeinschaft Intralogistik/ Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL) e.V.
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The future of the Ruhr region

“Successful regional transformation processes. Potential futures for the Ruhr region“. Under this headline, the IZT prepared international impulses for change along the Ruhr. more...
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Automation 2025+

The ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers renewed its collaboration with the IZT and commissioned an integrated roadmap for its member companies in the automation sector. The following two fields of the future are in focus: industrial biotechnology and recycling of materials as a source of raw materials. The time frame extends to the years 2025+. more...
2013 - 2015
ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
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How to keep the EU power sector on track to decarbonisation - Delphi Survey:

The European Climate Foundation in Brussels (ECF) wanted an assessment of the extend to which the European Commission's planned decarbonisation is on track. Therefore the IZT organized a Delphi survey among more than 100 experts in the field of energy transition in Europe. more...
ECF - European Climate Foundation, Brussels
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Meetings and Conventions 2030

The societal trends and challenges most relevant for the conference and conventions industry were investigated. For this purpose the IZT developed a scenario for the year 2030th using various methods of futures research The aim was to offer guidance to meeting planners and other interested actors. more...
2012 - 2014
GCB German Convention Bureau e. V.
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Criticality of non-fuel raw material supply for Germany

The KfW Group has commissioned a study to IZT in order to identify economically important non-fuel minerals and metals that could face severe supply problems. more...
KfW Bankengruppe

Mobility 2030

On behalf of ADAC, the German automobile club, a set of future labs and scenario workshops have been conducted to obtain normative and action-oriented perspectives for everyday life mobility of the future. more...
2009 - 2010
ADAC e. V.
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European Energy Foresight Network

The ultimate objective of the EFONET project is to assess the contribution that current knowledge on energy foresight methods and on their practical application can provide to energy policy making - specifically in the framework of the transition towards a sustainable and low carbon energy system. more...
2008 - 2010
European Commission - DG Research
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Methods of futures analysis and scenario analysis

With regard to the challenges and questions for the future of development, this study aims at identifying different methodological scenario approaches focusing their scopes, strengths and weaknesses. The study will discuss which instruments seem to be particularly appropriate for strategic orientation of development politics and policy. more...
German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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Energy as Key Element for the Sustainable Development of Megacities - Johannesburg, South Africa (1)

Megacities of tomorrow have a crucial role to play in transition towards global sustainable development. One of the key issues they have to address to implement sustainability is to solve the energy question: Secure energy supply, equitable access to energy resources and ecologically friendly energy production and use are fundamental prerequisites for sustainabledevelopment of the world and of Megacities in particular. more...
2005 - 2007
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Nationale Emissionshöchstmengen einhalten - Prognosen bis 2005, 2010, 2015 und 2020

Das IZT schätzte erstmals systematisch die Emissionen von vier Luftschadstoffen für zukünftige Jahre ab. Denn Schwefeldioxid, Stickoxide, Ammoniak und flüchtige Kohlenwasserstoffe sind verantwortlich für Sommersmog und für die Versauerung und Überdüngung von Böden und Gewässern. more...
2001 - 2002
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Dezentrale Stromerzeugung

The DECENT study was designed and carried out to identify the main barriers and success factors to the implementation of DG projects within the EU and to formulate a number of related recommendations to EU and Member State policy makers to enhance the feasibility of DG projects within the internal energy market. more...
2000 - 2002
Europäische Kommission, GD Transport und Energie
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