We bring the future to life

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



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.



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. 


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

Battery-free devices? Are they possible?

In the last 20 years telephones have been cutting the cord from wired to wireless and now they may become never wired, thanks to novel technologies on the horizon read more

Making an idea come to life: The World in 2050

Imperial Tech Foresight has worked with Grantham Institute of Environment and Climate Change to develop vignettes of the future. They aim to point towards positive futures based on innovations from start-ups that have been supported by Climate-KIC. read more

Do machines dream of automated tasks?

Whatever the future may bring, automation and increasing adoption of AI and machine learning will be a part of it. This feature provides a few insights into how we pulled together a constellation of an automated future. read more