We bring the future to life

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



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. 

TF2042: Nature Meets Future

TF2042: Nature Meets Future

Imperial Tech Foresight looks at insights from the sciences of the natural world and how they bring new ideas for business over the next 20 years. Ideas that will help businesses overcome our increasingly wild and turbulent economic and political world. read more

Nature Meets Future: Order and Disorder 

Nature Meets Future: Order and Disorder 

The interplay of Order and Disorder defines the life of natural systems, businesses, and human society. Imperial Tech Foresight 2042: Nature Meets Future will use them to explore two different areas, the future of highly regulated industries and the evolution of digital commons in the next 20 years. read more

Nature Meets Future: Adaptation and Agency

Nature Meets Future: Adaptation and Agency

Imperial Tech Foresight 2042: Nature Meets Future will explore two forces of change from the living natural world - Adaptation and Agency - to bring new views on the business challenge of biodiversity and insights into leadership. read more

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.

Nature meets future

Tech Foresight 2042

Nature Meets Future

Navy blue square with white writting.

Scenarios 2041

Computation, energy and the planet

Navy blue square with white writting.

Tech Foresight 2040

Meta-motivations, moral machines and malleable matter.

blurry people moving quickly

Tech Foresight 2039

Needs and motivation


Interrogate the possible, plausible and probable futures with our niche thought-pieces on an array of themes and topic areas. 

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.