Technology and Innovation Futures: UK Growth Opportunities for the 2020s

Technology and Innovation Futures is a forward look at a range of developments which
have the potential over the next 20 years to support sustained economic growth in the UK.
Based on interviews and workshops with 180 representatives from industry, research,
international institutions and social enterprises, the report identifies 53 technologies which are
likely to be important to the UK in the 2020s, because of the UK’s comparative advantage
today, its future needs, or the size of the potential market. As the UK comes out of the

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The German BMBF Foresight Process: New Future Fields

Which areas of research will be important in the long term? Which topics can
be thoroughly dealt with in Germany because they fit in with German science
and business skills? Which research and technology areas have enough synergies and influential impact to enable them to provide an impetus in other
areas? Which future fields cover a range of disciplines, promise outstanding,
pioneering science and technology knowledge gains, and will therefore contribute significantly to people’s quality of life and to sustainable resources use?

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