We bring the future to life

We bring the future to life through the use of visionary academic perspectives and rigorous foresight methodologies.

 

Visions

Foresight timelines that showcase potential future perspectives across different themes. Explore disruptive technologies, future of urban air, future of high performance computing and future of water through inspirational and engaging visualisations.

The world in 2050

The future in 2050: What might change? What might stay the same? Check out our interactive feature exploring how low-carbon, climate-resilient innovations could transform humanity’s relationship with the planet.

Table of disruptive technologies

Interrogate our table of disruptive tech with 100 wonderful, weird (and possibly worrying) ways the world might change in the foreseeable future.

 

Automated Futures

Automated futures aims to inspire future thinking in robotics and artificial intelligence. What might be next? What might be only a dream? 

The future of urban air

What does ‘air’ mean beyond pollution? Delve into potential future disruption and innovative solutions to issues that impact all our senses.

 

Services

We create spaces for business leaders and academics to collaborate on futures perspectives by exploring breakthrough technologies and future science disruption. 

Scan the horizons

Understand how the future might unfold. Explore weak signals of change or potential disruptors to your business together with the College’s academics.

Bespoke workshops

Unlock future opportunities, inspire your team to think about the future, identify uncertainties and define your strategic priorities through a collaborative workshop. 

Thought-leadership projects

Develop engaging future visions and roadmaps for your business. Together with academics identify what might be possible and create new engaging thought-leadership pieces. 

Explore

Access shorter future-thinking pieces. Here we share foresight interviews with expert academics, our thoughts on emerging trends and methodologies and summaries of new disruptive themes. 

Unlocking the patterns of disease hidden in medical images

Unlocking the patterns of disease hidden in medical images

Entering the quantum era

Computers were invented less than 80 years ago, moving from huge machines occupying a whole room to devices that we can fit in our pockets in just a couple of generations. Today, humanity has embarked on a race to develop the next computing paradigm shift: quantum computers. These are devices that harness the properties of nature at the nanoscale to compute in a fundamentally new and powerful way. But what exactly are quantum computers? How do they work?  And what do they promise? read more

What is the future of Electronics?

A new kind of electronic architecture, called the memristor, is paving the way for what might be next in electronics: Neuromorphic computing. It promises a new way to compute that is fast, energy efficient and allows to build truly intelligent hardware. But what is it, and how will it be used? read more

Digital twins: real time data in real world scenarios

A ‘digital twin’ is a virtual copy of an object, product, piece of equipment, process, supply chain, and much more that is updated in real-time. It comes alive through data derived from sensors that are attached to the original physical object or in its environment. read more