We bring the future to life

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

 

20+ Futures

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.

2041 Scenarios: Computation, energy and the planet

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. 

Articles

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

Going deeper: Exploring the 2041 Scenarios

Industry leaders and academic experts gathered with our foresight specialists to explore our 2041 Scenarios. Here’s an overview of what we learned. read more

Fiction, foresight and fun: What happened when the public asked us about our Automated Futures map?

When Imperial Tech Foresight was invited to participate in the Imperial Lates “Sci-Fi” event held in South Kensington, we took our Automated Futures constellation to the people - and we loved what we learned about people's perspectives on artificial intelligence. read more

Risk, speculation, and future proofing : why low evidence in foresight can be a good thing

Future proofing is one driver for organisations to look ahead and beyond the horizon. Examining the future can be used for planning, strategy, de-risking, resilience and finding opportunities. De-risking the future through foresight calls for the inclusion of both evidence-based and speculative research.  Let's look at uncertainty through the lens of a publicly available foresight project in the UK to understand the value of speculation. read more