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Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Keynote Speech: The Potential and Limits of Foresight at the Conference "Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems"

Time: Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7:45 till Friday, 12 June 2015, 17:15

Place: Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, 20500 Turku, Finland

"Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems" is an international forum for the philosophies, methods, ideas and concrete examples to find out what is going on in the field of futures research, education and action. The aim is to harness the views of preferable futures and methods for reaching them. The participants in the conference will work collaboratively discussing research, initiatives and projects to gather various views and compose ideas to face future challenges. The conference will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions and participatory workshops.

Dr. Kerstin Cuhls takes part in the Summer School on 10 June. On 11 June she delivers the Keynote Speech "The Potential and Limits of Foresight". Her keynote is supposed to raise questions and the awareness about possibilities, chances and limits of the approaches, concepts, methods as well as quality control in Foresighting.

More information about the keynote can be found at, more information about the conference in general at

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.