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The Millennium Project - German Node Activities Update 2006/2007 Cornelia Daheim The Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting Minneapolis, July 2007.

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1 The Millennium Project - German Node Activities Update 2006/2007 Cornelia Daheim The Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting Minneapolis, July 2007

2 2 About the German Node Activities 2006/2007 Plans for the Next MP year Issues

3 3 Working with / for MP since 2001 Z_punkt GmbH the Foresight Company founded the German Node in March 2003, and has chaired it since. (core working Cornelia Daheim, Node Chair, and Dr. Gereon Uerz). A Planning Committee embraces main futures studies institutions in Germany: Dr. Guenter Clar, Steinbeis Academy Dr. Kerstin Cuhls, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe Robert Gassner, Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment in Berlin Prof. Dr. Gerhard de Haan, Free University of Berlin (educational studies) Prof. Dr. Peter H. Mettler, Professor for Societal Science and Sociology of Planning and Technology Dr. Axel Zweck, German Association of Engineers, Future Technologies Division, Duesseldorf One new member: Gaby Schuette, from the Secretariat for Futures Studies, an independent, interdisciplinary research institute (www.sfz.de), Gelsenkirchenwww.sfz.de About the German Node

4 4 Corporate Foresight Think Tank founded in 1997 located in Berlin, Essen and Karlsruhe staff of about 20 employees Foresight-Services for Strategic Management and Innovation: From Trend Monitoring to Scenario Processes Content Provider for Strategic Future Knowledge: Context, Consumers, Sectors, Technologies External Think Tank for Challenging Creative Processes Partner for Systematic Implementation of Corporate Foresight in Entrepreneurial Practices

5 5 Customers

6 6 Z_punkt News Team Growth Website Re-launch Conference Cycle Re-Thinking Business started, 1st Conference with Deutsche Bank New products and services, such as: Siemens Megatrend Report, Structured Workshop Offers, Future Fabrication Event,....

7 7 General Node Work Promotion of SOF / MP in general Global Challenges Update Distribution of and Contributions to Questionnaires Additional Activities Survey on Impact of Future Technologies in Germany Millennium Prize promotion Website launch - German Node Website and Re-launch Z_punkt Website, with updated info on MP German Node - Activities 2006/2007

8 8 Survey conducted by the German Node (German only) Motivation: Starting a common project Demonstrating feasibility of generating relevant, valid results with a simple and short questionnaire concept Possibility of enlarging project to international level with MP as a whole Main question: Which future technologies have the strongest impact on which other sectors (expected results for example: Biotech is expected to have the strongest impact on society; media opinion leaders expect strong impacts from Nano on industry, while researchers do not) Status: About 110 answers from Opinion leaders - Experts, scientists, private sector, NGOs Analysis to be started Results will be shared with MP PC To be presented to public in form of articles by German Node German Node - Activities 2006/2007 Technology Survey

9 9 German Node - Activities 2006/2007 Node Website launch Online since autumn 2006, by now only German version (English version planned) General info on MP, on the Node, on activities such as Millennium Prize, mailing list

10 10 German Node - Activities 2006/2007 Z_punkt Website Re-launch, MP Info Re-launch March 2007, by now only German version (English version in August) Link to MP website and German Node website Regular info on MP in German and English newsletters (2000 and 1000 subscribers)

11 11 Deepening / refreshing co-operation with other Nodes English website for German Node Regular Updates and Mailing List Infos to be sent Completing Technology Survey of German Node Analysis Sharing Results with MP PC Discussing feasibility of transferring approach to MP as a whole Stronger and more professional PR for SOF and MP Press release for SOF 2007 Trying to have individual reviews of SOF placed German Node - Plans for 2007/2008

12 12 Thanks for your attention! More information:


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