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

Next 20 years: Additive manufacturing with Dr Billy Wu

In the '20 in 20 series,' we are revisiting academics talks from Tech Foresight conferences over the past eight years. In these short conversations, we discuss with the academic what has happened and hasn't happened since they gave their talk. read more

Finding ‘weak signals’ from the future

Opportunity is all around, if you know where to look. But have you ever turned your gaze to signals of the future? One thing is true, we perceive change to come out of nowhere and more rapidly than ever before. Where does this perception of acceleration come from? Firstly, information is abundant, at the same time, it is hard to make sense of what really is relevant. There is simply so much going on. How can we separate background noise from important signals of change? read more

Lightbulb session – Agricultural Futures

What might be the future disruptors in agriculture? How might technology impact how we consider food? On the 12th February 2020, Imperial Tech Foresight was invited to share insights on the Future of Agriculture to the Agri-Business team at European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. read more


Tech Foresight 2040 Intentional Creations

Date and time

Thursday 11 June & Thursday 18 June - 15:00 - 17:00 pm BST Thursday 25 June - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST


Join us online for a series of three sessions power by Imperial Business Partners. Leading academics from Imperial College London will discuss how science and innovation can enable intended positive consequences.