Foresight in Innovation Networks: The EIT Innovation Radar Example

4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 2011

14 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2011

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Nico Thom

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin); Schaltzeit GmbH

Date Written: October 31, 2011


In 2008, the European Union founded the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). Its aim is to foster innovation and competitiveness in Europe by means of networked innovation. EIT ICT Labs are a legal entity within EIT focusing on innovation coming from Information and Communication Technologies. In order to identify promising areas for innovation, a dedicated Foresight activity has been initiated within EIT ICT Labs. Based on best practices in Foresight, taking into account known barriers to Foresight and Open Innovation, the EIT Innovation Radar has been designed as a Foresight instrument matching the specific needs of the organization. This paper takes the example of EIT ICT Labs as an up-and-running Open Innovation network and describes a first attempt on designing a Foresight activity matching the specific needs of such an organization.

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Thom, Nico and Thom, Nico, Foresight in Innovation Networks: The EIT Innovation Radar Example (October 31, 2011). 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 2011, Available at SSRN:

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