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FORMAT Technology Forecasting Newsletter, January 2015

This newsletter contains a summary of events and publications related to manufacturing or technology forecasting.

Technology Forecasting Newsletter, January 2015

The FORMAT project started with a vision of using systematic methodologies for everyone to see what’s beyond the horizon in technology. To guide decision makers to see far and beyond the obvious.
What is FORMAT ?
FORMAT Project Updates

FORMAT Methodology in the Year 2014

For more info about the FORMAT methodology, view here

Registration to FORMAT Final Conference is Open
May 14-15, 2015; Milan, Italy

  • Conference description:
Polytechnic University of Milan is coordinating a two-day conference in technology forecasting at the department of mechanical engineering. Invited speakers from academia and industry in addition to FORMAT consortium researchers, engineers and consultants are going to present talks of technology forecasting. In addition, FORMAT team members will disseminate the latest advancement in the project and practical case-studies for forecasting manufacturing processes in a multinational company and SMEs. The conference also coexist with Expo Milan 2015, which shall allow a wider audience.
Events of Interest

INNOVEIT 2015 - The EIT Innovation Forum

May 5-7, 2015, Budapest, Hungary.

to bring together a large and wide group of actors from the European Innovation Community .

For details, view here

The Green Innovation and Investment Forum

February 10-11, 2015, Stuttgart, Germany.

10th February from 08:30-18:00:
Green Training Day exclusively for start-ups, founders and SMEs

11th February from 11:00-19:00:
Pitching event with partners and investors


Steinbeis – Haus für Management und Technologie (SHMT)

Filderhauptstraße 142

70599 Stuttgart

For details, view here
New Arrivals in the FORMAT Tech Forecasting Library
  1. Blackburn, Robert, et al. "A predictive analytics approach for demand forecasting in the process industry." International Transactions in Operational Research (2014). Available at
  2. Greitemann, Josef, et al. "Strategic Screening of Manufacturing Technologies."Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability. Springer International Publishing, 2014. 321-326. Available at
  3. Vishnevskiy, Konstantin, Oleg Karasev, and Dirk Meissner. "Integrated roadmaps and corporate Foresight as tools of innovation management: The case of Russian companies." Technological Forecasting and Social Change(2014). Available at
  4. Förster, Bernadette. "Technology foresight for sustainable production in the German automotive supplier industry." Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2014). Available at
> Click here for the entire library on MENDELEY.
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