We bring the future to life

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

 

Visions

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.

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.

High performance computing

Explore the possible impact of high performance computing across a wide range of applications, from simulation or healthcare, to fintech and engineering.

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. 

Explore

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

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

Next 20 years: The importance of time, science fiction and creating space for speculation

At Imperial College London, there has been a history in scientific imagination of the future from Wells anticipating the television and commercial air travel to Professor Murray Shanahan's advisory for the film Ex-Machina. Speculation is not only a helpful exercise; it is vital to create plurality in thinking, testing different hypotheses about the future and imagining alternative ... read more

Next 20 years: Future governance – decentralised systems and new management

How may we govern organisations in the future, and what new organisational models will evolve from an increasingly decentralised yet interconnected world? One possible model, Distributed Autonomous Organisations (DAOs), is built on a distributed ledger that can coordinate tasks, information and resource allocation in an efficient, verifiable and permanent way. This very model is also behind ... read more

Events

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

Location

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.