Who we are

Imperial Tech Foresight offers challenging, provocative and personal visions of the future from our world-leading academic talent, looking ahead to what the next decades could offer as a consequence of breakthrough discoveries we see across our labs today.Our mission is to broaden and deepen relations between Imperial College London and its corporate partners in ways that stimulate discussion, collaboration and the imagination. We do this by creating original and inspiring events, videos and briefings. Our team offers in-house expertise for making long-range forecasts, trend research, media production and access to a network of external practitioners. 

Our team

  • Nik Pishavadia, Director Corporate Engagement

    Nik Pishavadia, Director Corporate Engagement


    Nik joined Imperial in 2011 from Toyota Motor Europe with 12 years' experience in technical, product planning and commercial functions in the automotive sector. He has an MBA from Imperial College Business School.

    As Director for Corporate Engagement, Nik oversees both Imperial Tech Foresight and the Imperial Business Partners programme.


  • Anna Cupani, Research Manager

    Anna Cupani, Research Manager

    Anna joined Enterprise in May 2017 as Imperial Tech Foresight Research Manager after several years in research both in academia and in the private sector in the field of medicinal chemistry and sustainable technologies in Italy, Belgium and the UK. She is interested in bringing science out of the laboratory and helping innovation to improve people's life. She has experience in many outreach and communication activities.

Our collaborators

  • Richard Watson, Futurist in Residence

    Richard Watson, Futurist in Residence


    Richard is an English author, lecturer and futurist, best known for his 2007 book Future Files: a Brief History of The Next 50 Years[ and for his info-graphics, especially his Trends & Technology Timeline 2010-2050 and the Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology 2015-2030, the latter created with the Tech Foresight Practice at Imperial.

Contact us

Corporate partners, academic scientists, foresight experts and media, please get in touch