Models of Horizon Scanning – How to integrate Horizon Scanning in EU Research and Innovation Policy#
A clear definition of Horizon Scanning (HS) and a better understanding of the methodologies are needed in order to explore and fully exploit the potential of HS for the European Commission and Member States. Fraunhofer ISI thus organized learning from existing experiences and transferring the knowledge into the Commission including learning from the Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020. A model for an efficient and effective Horizon Scanning for the European Commission is described on the basis of the state-of-the-art discussions. The model was developed on the basis of analysing a number of studies from national Horizon Scanning Activities, company activities, cross-border activities including European Commission projects.