We bring the future to life

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


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We create spaces for business leaders to immerse themselves at the fringes of disruption, and explore breakthrough technology and research through visionary academic perspectives.

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. 


Interrogate the possible, plausible and probable futures of thematic areas and disruptive technologies by exploring our thought-pieces from future of air and water to the disruptive technologies that might be next.

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.

Future of water

A timeline of water over the next 20 years.

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.

High performance computing

Understand how the future might unfold. Explore signals of change or potential disruptors to your business.


Contextualise the future of technologies and breakthroughs by reading our speculative interviews with expert academics and exploring our thematic foresight research.

Unlocking the patterns of disease hidden in medical images

Unlocking the patterns of disease hidden in medical images

Thoughts on uncertainty and COVID-19

Many have described the impact on COVID-19 across the world, and we are all living through the disruption of everyday life. As it is testing our economic, health and social systems, it reveals how our current global decision-making frameworks react to uncertainty. read more

The future of scientific discovery

Could and should we be outsourcing our discovery to AI, and what does this mean for scientific discovery and creativity? How can society prepare for future AI and human collaboration? read more

A Future in Quantum

Dr Neil Alford on how quantum may herald a new science fiction future. read more


Tech Foresight 2038 Shifting Realities

Date and time

Thursday 14 June 2018
10:00 am- 5:00 pm


The British Library
96 Euston Road London