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V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 1 Sept 28-29, 2006 Elke Smits 1, Bart Van Looy 2, Koenraad Debackere 2, Elisabeth Monard.

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1 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 1 Sept 28-29, 2006 Elke Smits 1, Bart Van Looy 2, Koenraad Debackere 2, Elisabeth Monard 3, Vincent Thoen 1, Elie Ratinckx 1, Danielle Raspoet 1, Karel Vinck 1 1 Flemish Science Policy Council, Brussels, Belgium 2 Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics, K.U.Leuven, Belgium 3 Research Foundation - Flanders, Brussels, Belgium The second international Seville seminar on future-oriented technology analysis Regional technology Foresight Flanders 2015 Expert validated priority setting on technology and innovation within 6 strategic clusters in Flanders (Belgium)

2 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 2 Sept 28-29, 2006 Five years of regional foresight in Flanders (Belgium) Methodological framework for S&T-foresight Technological foresight studies for the technological industry, the food and chemical sectors in Flanders Flanders 2015: Which priorities in technology and innovation do we need for the future to create wealth in Flanders?

3 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 3 Sept 28-29, 2006 Methodological framework for S&T priority setting Debackere et al., 2000

4 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 4 Sept 28-29, 2006 Step 1: Strength-weakness analysis of Flanders Science – Technology – Innovation – Economic performance Step 2: Matching strenghts&weaknesses to trendanalysis Analysis techno-economic trends (2015) 6 strategic clusters Validation by Flemish techno-economic experts (first session) Step 3: Priority setting Delphi-survey (electronically) Panels of Flemish techno-economic experts (second session) Process for priority setting in technology and innovation in Flanders (started 2005)

5 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 5 Sept 28-29, 2006 Criteria for priority setting Which development in technology and innovation has the greatest potential to create wealth in Flanders starting from a current technological strength? Which development in technology and innovation has the greatest potential to create wealth in Flanders starting from a current economic strength? or both

6 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 6 Sept 28-29, 2006 Six strategic clusters for Flanders Transport – Logistics – Services – Supply Chain Management ICT and Services for Health Care Health care – Food – Prevention and treatment New materials – (Nanotechnology) – Manufacturing Industry ICT for Socio-economic innovation Energy and Environment for Services and Manufacturing Industry

7 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 7 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 1: Transport – Logistics – Services – Supply Chain Management Intermodal Transport Intelligent supply chain management Intelligent transport Virtual design and production Expert panel Cluster 1: Chairman: Prof. Sleuwaegen, K.U.Leuven 21 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 1:

8 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 8 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 2: ICT and Services for Health Care Expert panel Cluster 2: Chairman: Freddy Librecht, Agfa-Gevaert 17 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 2: E-health: electronic medical file and integration of health care information systems Innovative health care services and products Medical imaging: computer-assisted reading, diagnosis and therapy – molecular and functional imaging Multidisciplinarity: bioinformatics – cheminformatics - neuroinformatics

9 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 9 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 3: Health care – Prevention and Treatment – Food and Agriculture Expert panel Cluster 3: Chairman: Staf Van Reet, Janssen Pharmaceutica 20 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 3: Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers Preventive and therapeutic vaccins Cell therapy Molecular biology research for diagnosis and threatment Translational medicine Interdisciplinarity with applications in health care: system biology and biomedical engineering Relationship between food and health Agricultural biotechnology Industrial Biotechnology

10 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 10 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 4: New materials – (Nanotechnology) – Manufacturing Industry Expert panel Cluster 4: Chairman: Prof. Gilbert Declerck, IMEC 20 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 4: Structured micro and nanomaterials Materials for nanoelectronics, microoptics, fotonics, micromechanics Materials with unique composition Biomaterials, metals, ceramic materials, polymers Materials and material systems interacting with the environment Enabling technologies

11 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 11 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 5: ICT for Socio-economic innovation Expert panel Cluster 5: Chairman: John Dejaeger, BASF Antwerp 25 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 5: Advanced networks: broadband – mobile – wireless (multi- access and always connected) Criteria for advanced networks: user friendly and ambient intelligence – context awareness – security and privacy Converging technologies and application development E-applications: E-health and E-society

12 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 12 Sept 28-29, 2006 Cluster 6: Energy and Environment for Services and Manufacturing Expert panel Cluster 6: Chairman: Marc Van Sande, Umicore 20 experts from industry and academia in Flanders Priority setting within Cluster 6: Efficient energy use in industry and buildings Smart Grids Energy generation: photovoltaics – biomass – efficient use of fossil fuels – nuclear energy – fuel cells Sustainability of production processes and products: environment friendly production processes – industrial biotechnology – agricultural biotechnology – decontamination of water, air and soil

13 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 13 Sept 28-29, critical innovation factors identified for Flanders Regulatory process Venture capital Longterm vision on research funding Human capital International networking S&T communication Education R&D settings Innovation SME Labour market Labour cost researcher Fiscal matters Public procurement Bureaucracy Dual use Average competitive Low competitive ACTUAL POSITION FLANDERS Important Very Important Essential IMPORTANCE FOR INNOVATION Not important

14 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 14 Sept 28-29, 2006 Priority setting on Technology and innovation for Flanders experts from industry and academia: 30 priorities within 6 strategic clusters 15 critical innovation factors

15 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 15 Sept 28-29, 2006 Valorisation foresight exercise: reference framework to government – industry – academia Selection framework Strategic research centres Poles of competence INVOLVEMENT POLICY Bottom-up Top-down INTENSITY Hands-on Hands-off Inspiration for R&D Verification framework Service Level Agreements/ Round tables Making choices Priority settings

16 V l a a m s e R a a d v o o r W e t e n s c h a p s b e l e i d 16 Sept 28-29, 2006 For further information Please visit our website at or contact


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