Systematic Foresight to Guide Sustainable Decision-Making


Explore future changes, assess risks, and make forward-looking policies with a rich database of future trends and tools for large-scale collaboration. With Futures Platform’s digital foresight solution, foresight activities become effortless and engaging. You can easily integrate continuous strategic foresight into all of your organisation’s decision-making and regularly reassess policies in light of the latest developments.


Setting up a foresight programme in a government department

When Dr. Yousif Rashid Matar Al Zaabi decided to set up a foresight function for his government department, he wanted to invite external stakeholders also to take part. But how to get them interested, and how to coordinate such a large-scale group effort? The answer was Futures Platform, in which the healthcare professionals of the entire emirate of Abu Dhabi joined forces to work on foresight and build a vision of the future.

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Visualising Trends with Futures Platform

Business Finland (The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) and Team Finland support Finnish companies in their efforts to create innovative and future-proof products and services. Futures Platform helps them provide an organised view of the future in a variety of industries and geographical areas. The key benefit that Futures Platform brings is the structure: trends are grouped into clusters and placed on a timeline, which paves the way to informed decision-making.

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”The biggest benefit of using Futures Platform has been allowing the decision-makers to see the ideas that they haven't thought of yet.”

Joe Kearney
Insight Specialist, Research and Analytics
New Zealand Transport Agency

AI-powered horizon scanning  system backed by a team of futurists and foresight professionals

FUTURES PLATFORM™ is a world-class solution offering a proven way to explore future trends and drivers of change to identify opportunities and risks. Stay ahead with AI-powered future content crafted and updated by our futurists.

Support continuous foresight and build a holistic view of the future landscape including megatrends, weak signals and wild cards.

Use collaborative co-working features to enrich interpretation and build future capabilities together within your organisation.

Detect relevant changes and developments with early alerts from numerous futurist-picked, verified and trusted news sources globally.


7 reasons why Futures Platform is the #1 foresight tool for public organisations

  1. Our futurists are here to help you to understand the future: Are you interested in understanding future changes and their implications in a more fundamental way? Perhaps you are interested in creating scenarios and in the lookout for the perfect tool and partner to support you in that? Or maybe you don’t want to miss out on any emerging trends because you’d rather not be caught off guard? With Futures Platform, you are covered for all that and much more.
  2. Complement your decision-making processes with strategic foresight: Foresight empowers you with an ability to collect and analyse relevant content for the future in a more structured way to support any decision-making. The more informed we are, the more confidently we are able to make decisions. Boost any decision-making process with foresight to facilitate high-quality discussions about the future in any meeting, workshop or process.
  3. Monitor change systematically: The Futures Platform digital foresight solution can support your early warning system by providing you with access to an updating database of future changes. Our academically trained foresight analysts, supported by smart, AI-powered technology, monitor all industries globally to provide you with the latest developments. Our experienced team of foresight professionals will also be there to support you in your foresight activities – regardless of whether you are just getting familiarised with foresight or if you are a foresight expert.
  4. The foresight community for public sector: Being a Futures Platform client means being also part of a Foresight Community of foresight professionals around the world. You can contribute and collaborate to provide insights, or simply reap the benefits of the best practices shared within our network.
  5. The fastest way to create understanding (and reports!) of the future: Dive into hundreds of future changes and views of the world. Are you interested in knowing what the drivers of change are in finance and ownership? How does the future of energy or consumer behaviour look like? What about the future of work; are you interested in knowing which phenomena will impact the ways we work in the future? You can find futurist research on these and many more topics in the Futures Platform digital foresight solution.
  6. A centralised place to store your future-related analysis and ideas: Say goodbye to sheets and documents of future-related information scattered in drives and computers! Bring your organisation’s findings and data into one, centralised future database. It is fast and easy to use, and complemented with the findings of Futures Platform futurists.
  7. Enjoy a constantly developing foresight platform: Our team of technology developers are continuously enhancing the platform and its functionalities. We are also adding more and more AI functionalities to the platform to make it the most sophisticated and flexible foresight solution on the market.

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