The focus of the Business Unit Futures and Society is on the examination of the future interplay of social domains such as civil society, economy, politics, technology and environment.

The Business Unit Futures Dialogs develops alternative scenarios for branches, actors or subject fields (research and innovation, civil security or new materials, among others).

  • VDMA Food Processing Machinery: Specific foresight process to the projects for the Mechanical Engineering Industry “Future Business at VDMA“ for the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (since 2019)
  • Trends and scenarios as framework conditions for the future development of energy chains for a supplier to the automotive and mechanical engineering industries (2017–2018)
  • Identification and analysis of trends and future factors for a global automotive company (since 2016)
  • Social trend radar for a large energy supply company: linking social trends with technologies (2015)