Table of Disruptive Technologies
From smart nappies, to buildings that eat pollution, from AI assistants to 3D printing of pharmaceuticals we looked at emerging technologies that can change our world in the coming 20 years and more.
World Economic Forum: Annual meeting 2018
Three academics from Imperial College London took part to the World Economic Forum conference in Davos.They illustrated their work in the fields of malnutrition, health policies and photosynthesis and discussed how science and technology can improve the quality of our life.
World Economic Forum: Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017
At the World Economic Forum in Dalian, experts in antibiotic resistance, tissue regeneration and brain implants presented an IdeasLab session to an audience of global business, political and scientific leaders.
2037: Tech Foresight
Unravelling Complexity – The Science of the Future
HPC at Imperial
High Performance Computing has a critical role to play in underpinning our pioneering research, from computational fluid dynamics of jet engines to next generation genome sequencing; and from simulating the behaviour of plasmas for fusion energy to searching for new materials for sustainable technologies.
High Performance Computing (far more interesting than it sounds)
A new roadmap showing how HPC (High Performance Computing or Super Computing as it’s sometimes known) is currently being used and what HPC might be capable of in the distant future (unspecified).
HPC at Imperial
Join academic and industry experts, policy-makers and entrepreneurs as we explore the applications that will exploit the power of high performance computing in the coming decade and the potential shift from niche uses to broader adoption.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017
Three Imperial Tech Foresighters joined global leaders from government and industry at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, Davos, to talk about the potential of High Performance Computing to improve human decision making in a data driven world.
Next-generation laser sources @ HPC Summer School
Why do laser scientists need big compute? On Friday September 30, Tech Foresighter Dr Gabrielle Thomas will share her vision for the future of laser imaging at a community session on imaging, part of Imperial College's High Performance Computing five-day summer school.
Webinar: Modelling Uncertainty
Join Dr Katharina Hauck, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, for a one hour webinar and Q&A, hosted by Imperial Business Partners in collaboration with Tech Foresight. Katharina will show how new economic models - which harness the explosion in computer power - can help organisations make better decisions by focussing on factors that genuinely influence outcomes.
Dealing with Uncertainty
Explore provocative alternative futures with Imperial Tech Foresight's latest micro-scenario tool. Dealing with Uncertainty is a set of virtual cards design to stimulate personal reflection and small-group discussions around four topical themes: the future of cities, resources, workforces and data.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016
How are advances in imaging across length and time scales paving the way for novel products and new industries? Four Imperial Tech Foresighters shared their vision with global leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China.
2036: Tech Foresight
Our summer showcase event, Tech Foresight 2036 explored the future of materials and design. Leading academics from Imperial Faculty explored what it would mean if a material could last forever and if machine intelligence could one day bring the same creativity to product design as humans do today.
London Diplomatic Science Club
On April 26 2016, consular and diplomatic staff from embassies across London came together at Imperial College to discuss the future of materials with four of our academic foresighters.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016
Four Imperial Tech Foresighters joined global leaders from government and industry at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, Davos, to talk about the future of materials.
Ambrosetti Club @ Imperial College London: What Makes a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem?
Imperial Tech Foresighters Eric Yeatman and Esther Rodriguez Villegas contributed their expertise on the future of health and smart cities at a one-day event on innovation hosted for the Ambrosetti Club at Imperial College London.
Three Imperial Tech Foresighters led a panel discussion on the future of smart cities and the internet of things at the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp in London.
World Economic Forum Industry Strategy Meeting 2015
Imperial Tech Foresight ran two Futorials at the World Economic Forum Industry Strategy Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland to explore the future of artificial intelligence and advanced materials.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015
Five Imperial Tech Foresighters attended the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, to talk about the future of synthetic biology and the future of interconnected healthcare.
Generation Z are today attending classes at secondary school. In a decade (the year: 2024) they will graduate from Imperial College to find a workplace transformed by technology. What future jobs could the workplace of 2024 offer? A contribution to Imperial's launch event: Education Foresight.
2035: Tech Foresight
Alongside labour and capital - digitisation, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are fast becoming indispensable pillars of industry. For 21st Century businesses, there has never been a better time to prepare and there is no better place to start with than TF2035, a special one-day event by Foresight Practice for Imperial Business Partners and invited guests.
Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology
We created the Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology to explore the future of five science fields, looking ahead to the next few decades and explore what technologies, trends and big ideas lie downstream of breakthrough lab discoveries today. These five fields: biotech; nanotech; neurotech; digitech and greentech have been much talked about for their potential to create disruptive innovation.
2034: Tech Foresight
Across Imperial labs, breakthrough discoveries are driving a tide of new technologies that will transform industry in coming decades. Looking ahead and into the future, there has never been a better time to map the trends, the ideas and the surprises that will shape the next 20 years – and there is no better place to start than with Tech Foresight, a one-day conference for Imperial Business Partners and invited guests.
2033: Tech Foresight
2033:Tech Foresight, the annual flagship event for Imperial Business Partners and guests, saw industry delegates from a range of industries engage in conservation around the trends, technologies and innovations that will exist in the year 2033.
Shell Tech Foresight
Shell's senior technology leadership team joined Imperial for a one day Tech Foresight event, exploring how breakthrough discoveries from labs today could lead to potentially unintended but dramatic innovations.
Cool Plastics for a Greener World @ Fresh Water Contamination Expo 2016
Imperial Tech Foresighter Professor Natalie Stingelin will be presenting her vision for the future plastics at the Fresh Water Contamination Expo, to be held on October 12-13 2016 at ExCeL London.