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FORMAT Technology Forecasting Newsletter, June 2014

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Technology Forecasting Newsletter, June 2014

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 see far and beyond the obvious.
What is FORMAT ?
FORMAT Project Updates

Method of Selection of Test Cases for FORMAT

From a staggering 21 potential technologies to forecast, 7 of them were screened and finally, 3 technologies were chosen for application of FORMAT, a new technology forecasting methodology. How was the selection done? 

Download the paper here
Events of Interest

Global Manufacturing Collaboration, World Manufacturing Forum 2014: July 1-2, 2014, Conference in Milano, Italy

Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal changes 2014: 29 Sept-1 Oct, 2014, Bologna, Italy

LET’S 2014 will be held in Bologna (Italy) from September 29th to October 1st 2014 with the aim of discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies pinpointed by Horizon 2020, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in bridging the gap between excellence in scientific and technological research, innovation in industry and access to the European and global markets.
More details here
New Arrivals in the FORMAT Tech Forecasting Library
  1. Cassar, Gavin. "Industry and startup experience on entrepreneur forecast performance in new firms." Journal of Business Venturing 29.1 (2014): 137-151.
    Available at
  2. Harvey, Cam, et al. "Utilizing predictive regression modeling to forecast equity returns." (2014).
    Available at
    Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
  3. Wilsdon, James. "From foresight to hindsight: the promise of history in responsible innovation." Journal of Responsible Innovation just-accepted (2014): 1-7.
    Available at
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