A look into the future

The next great migration

The next great migration

Are humans nomads by nature and why do they seek new places to live? For the modern world, is mass migration a threat or a hope for the future? Kacper Nosarzewski of 4CF The Futures Literacy Company and an expert of the Polish Society for Futures Studies, will talk...

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Economic Forum in Karpacz

Economic Forum in Karpacz

We are pleased to be represented by Kacper Nosarzewski as a panelist at the Economic Forum in Karpacz. Kacper spoke on Society 2.0 together with Rudradeb Mitra, Robert Lugowski and Robert Kroplewski in a panel moderated by Damian Ciachorowski.  ...

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Resilience Frontiers meeting in Botswana

Resilience Frontiers meeting in Botswana

4CF The Futures Literacy Company facilitated the Resilience Frontiers second brainstorming meeting in Gaborone, Botswana as a part of the Botswana Global Adaptation Week 2022.  The Botswana Global Adaptation Week is one of the major adaptation events of the year which...

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Where a man cannot, a drone can

Where a man cannot, a drone can

Maciej Jagaciak, Foresight Engineer at 4CF The Futures Literacy Company and also an expert of the Polish Society for Futures Studies, spoke about the future of the courier industry in the 'Czat Czwórki' programme.  "In the pandemic, the most work was done by shipping...

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Foresight approaches in global public health

Foresight approaches in global public health

World Health Organization practical guide.  We encourage everyone who is responsible for the organisation and delivery of health and health care services to read it. To download the manual click here. We process your data solely for the purpose...

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World Population Prospects 2022

World Population Prospects 2022

The 27th edition of the official United Nations population estimates and projections presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 237 countries or areas, underpinned by analyses of historical demographic trends. To find out more, please click this link...

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Guided tour of the Warsaw Biennale exhibition

Guided tour of the Warsaw Biennale exhibition

Kacper Nosarzewski had the pleasure to walk the visitors through the Biennale Warsaw exhibition and present his own futurologist's perspective on the key challenges of the intertwining of technology, nature, politics, authoritarianism and the new economy! You can find...

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2022 Strategic Foresight Report

2022 Strategic Foresight Report

At the end of June, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Strategic Foresight Report. The document, entitled. "Twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context" sets out the EU's priorities and long-term ambitions, taking into account the...

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Cogeneration Congress

Cogeneration Congress

4CF was pleased to participate in the PTEZ Cogeneration Congress in Kazimierz. The panels provided a lot of interesting data and statements about the energy transition. From the PTEZ paper on the costs of transformation, presented by PGE Energia Ciepła S.A., it was...

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Export of grain from Ukraine

Export of grain from Ukraine

Grain transport from Ukraine What are the forecasts and expectations regarding grain transport from Ukraine? Ukraine has managed to harvest a relatively large amount of grain, but in addition to the cultivation and harvesting of the crop itself, exports remain a...

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Gas in the energy mix

Gas in the energy mix

The place of gas in the energy mix has been called into question. What challenges must be faced by the Polish industry and economy to compensate for the development deficiencies in relation to the rest of Europe, especially Western Europe?  Poland's energy mix differs...

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Foresight in a New Business World

Foresight in a New Business World

Foresight in a New Business World. Let’s see an inspiring keynote from Kacper Nosarzewski of 4CF The Futures Literacy Company given during the Future Summit 2022. Click here. We process your data solely for the purpose of sending information...

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What and how (not) to teach managers?

What and how (not) to teach managers?

In just 3 days we will be talking about "What and how (not) to teach managers?" We invite you to a debate about what Polish managers lack in order to implement effective changes in their organizations. The discussion is organized by the Polish Business Forum...

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Smart City – innovative construction of the future

Smart City – innovative construction of the future

Maciej Jagaciak, a PTSP expert and our colleague from 4CF, spoke at the conference "Smart City - innovative construction of the future" in Krakow about intelligent buildings and cities, including new technologies in construction. The conference was organised by...

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How can a company influence its value chain?

How can a company influence its value chain?

The "human" dimension is starting to gain in importance! We warmly invite you to a meeting of sustainability managers organised by Natural Innovations Lab. Kacper Nosarzewski will also speak on the panel "The sum of the efforts of many - cooperation with partners, or...

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4CF at the Future Summit 2022

4CF at the Future Summit 2022

At the Future Summit 2022 in Bucharest focused on how to better understand and prepare for the future Kacper Nosarzewski embraced the idea that ‘if the climate were a bank, it would have been saved.’ In his inspirational speech he said also: “We want reality to be...

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Finalists of the World Building Contest

Finalists of the World Building Contest

Explore the worlds of the 20 finalists in the World Building Contest organised by The Future of Life Institute. These are visions of a plausible, aspirational future with artificial intelligence, submitted by foresight groups from around the world. Take a look at them...

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A food market at war

A food market at war

The war in Ukraine continues. Olimpia Wolf Portal Spożywczy spoke to Kacper Nosarzewski of 4CF Strategic Foresight about smaller grain sowings, disruptions in supply chains, and rising food prices. Listen to the video conversation or read the text with interview...

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Smart city is more than technology

Smart city is more than technology

Smart cities are about much more than the technological innovations cities offer their citizens. How not to run into a dead end? This issue was discussed by scientists, local government officials and entrepreneurs during the ECC in Katowice. Watch it now. Click here....

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Strategic threats for Polish companies

Strategic threats for Polish companies

What should we pay attention to after the outbreak of pandemics and war? Kacper Nosarzewski discusses it with editor Marcin Piasecki from Rzeczpospolita in the Rzecz o Biznesie series. Click here to watch. We process your data solely for the...

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SDG in the clothing industry

SDG in the clothing industry

Efforts to tackle the climate crisis and inequality in fashion industry are not nearly fast enough. Only 11% of brands publish on identified human rights and environmental risks and violations, while just 8% of brands disclose their actions to cease, prevent, mitigate...

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How to create a smart city?

How to create a smart city?

"In a large Polish city, there is a smart heating network, but also totems informing how much cyclists have to pedal to make it to the next traffic light. In this city, two buildings are connected to the district heating network, while 100 still burn in coal cookers -...

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European Economic Congress in Katowice

European Economic Congress in Katowice

The European Economic Congress (EEC) in Katowice, a forum for meetings and debates about challenges and the future, is underway. A topic particularly important and close to 4CF Strategic Foresight is green and digital transformation and the strategies of large...

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Stories from 2050

Stories from 2050

Radical, inspiring and thought-provoking narratives around challenges and opportunities of our futures.    “The stories are built on ideas of people from all around the world. These range from plausible sci-fi stories of the future to fictional fairy tales that...

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4CF gamebooks at the Speculative Futures Berlin event

4CF gamebooks at the Speculative Futures Berlin event

How can we improve the learning experience of scenarioanalysis? Let's find out in Speculative Futures Berlin and Ellery Studio next workshop event on the 11th of May, 18:30 – 20:00 CET with Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight and the immersive capabilities...

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Future Summit 2022 in Bucharest

Future Summit 2022 in Bucharest

Join us for the next Future Summit 2022 in Bucharest! Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight and Polish Society for Futures Studies will speak on foresight in a new business world. Click here to buy your tickets. All revenue from offline/online tickets will...

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EU Work-life Balance Directive

EU Work-life Balance Directive

Important for employers and parents! Equal at home - equal at work! We invite you to download the SHARE THE CARE Foundation's new publication for employers and working parents and to a series of debates dedicated to this topic.One of them, in which a new look at the...

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Regulation of Artificial intelligence

Regulation of Artificial intelligence

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that Americans look with hope to artificial intelligence and its potential to improve everyday life and human abilities. What matters to respondents is how these technologies would be used, what the limitations would be and who...

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Trends Affecting Government and Society

Trends Affecting Government and Society

U.S. Government Accountability Office publishes a strategic plan every 4 years to guide its work as it helps lawmakers oversee federal operations. The latest plan includes 12 papers on trends that will likely affect government and society in the next 5 to 15 years —...

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Why does Putin need a war?

Why does Putin need a war?

Why does Putin need war? We invite you to read korso.pl's conversation with Kacper Nosarzewski, partner at 4CF. You can read the article by clicking here.  We process your data solely for the purpose of sending information about 4CF Sp. z o.o....

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Kacper Nosarzewski on the end of civilisation in TVP

Kacper Nosarzewski on the end of civilisation in TVP

What is the risk of the end of civilisation? This is what Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight and Agaton Koziński talked about in Pytanie na Śniadanie programme on Channel 2 of Polish Television. Click here to watch. We process your...

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Our civilization is at risk

Our civilization is at risk

It's 100 seconds to midnight according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists's Doomsday Clock. The risk of nuclear war was never so high in the history of the Earth. It's got the top priority status in the scenarios discussed by the world’s futurists and...

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Poland’s food security

Poland’s food security

Specialists, including Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight, talk about Poland's food security in the context of the war in the granary of the world. PortalSpozywczy.pl: Ukraine and Russia account for nearly 30% of global wheat exports. Disruptions in...

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Weak signals of changes in trends

Weak signals of changes in trends

We encourage you to have a look at the report on weak signals of changes in trends issued by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.  “If you gaze at trends, you can get caught up in ongoing changes and become blind to the surprises. Look also at weak signals which...

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2022 Tech and Science Trends by Future Today Institute

2022 Tech and Science Trends by Future Today Institute

2022 Tech and Science Trends Report by Future Today Institute is a must-read. Learn the key trends impacting all key sectors and industries. Discover critical insights.  Inside you will find key insights on: Artificial Intelligence, Data, Recognition & Scoring,...

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Potential outcomes of the war in the Ukraine

Potential outcomes of the war in the Ukraine

Explore on potential outcomes of the war in the Ukraine and explore possibilities for the future of the country with Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight and Dr. Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, Head of UNESCO Chair on Futures Research, Chief Scientific...

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How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything

How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything

Professor Jane McGonigal of the Institute for the Future has published a new book. Its title is IMAGINABLE: How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything - even things that seem impossible today. In IMAGINABLE, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific...

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3 scenarios for war in the Ukraine

3 scenarios for war in the Ukraine

Since the day Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been asking ourselves how this conflict will end and how it will affect the economy, grain production and exports. Three scenarios of war in Ukraine according to Kacper Nosarzewski of 4CF Strategic Foresight prepared for...

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4CF Strategic Foresight statement on the war in Ukraine

4CF Strategic Foresight statement on the war in Ukraine

No foresighter wants his worst-case scenarios to ever come true. We always create them in the hope that we can avoid them. Therefore, it is painful to see it happen otherwise. We fully endorse the statement of our European colleagues from FEN - the network we have...

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4CF and the City of Wrocław at the METREX meeting

4CF and the City of Wrocław at the METREX meeting

We are proud to participate in the next METREX meeting to present Wrocław scenarios for the future which 4CF Strategic Foresight developed recently together with the CIty of Wrocław! The meeting will be devoted to “Scenarios of an unpredictable future and today’s...

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New book on the future of synthetic biology

New book on the future of synthetic biology

We recommend Amy Webb's and Andrew Hessel's new book on the future of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology could revolutionize how we define family, how we diagnose disease and treat aging, where we build our homes, and how we eat. This fast-growing field - which uses...

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About the unpredictable future

About the unpredictable future

The runaway future. Monetising the internet. Life in the real world versus virtual life. How to predict the future? Where will the next breakthrough come from? Let's prepare for different scenarios. Listen to the Panoptykon 4.0 Foundation podcast. In this episode,...

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1 March – World Future Day

1 March – World Future Day

Celebrate World Future Day with us on 1 March! As every year, The Millennium Project, a global think-tank for future studies, is organising a 24-hour global conversation between futurists and the public about the challenges and opportunities of building a better...

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Recycling and technology

Recycling and technology

Our colleague Zofia Dębska wrote an article published on the portal of the Polish Society for Future Studies about how technology can help to achieve the goals of a circular economy by 2050 in the field of recycling. Read the article here. We...

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Biennale Warszawa 2022

Biennale Warszawa 2022

Are our lives better understood and predictable for algorithms than for ourselves? Have we all been classified and put up for sale long ago already? Read an interesting conversation of Bartosz Frąckowiak and Sylwia Niemczyk in Przekrój on this year's Biennale Warszawa...

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Technology and intimate life

Technology and intimate life

Will technology ever be able to replace the intimacy of another human being? A revolution in technology is being made by the sextech industry, offering products designed to spice up intimate life in an era of social distance. We recommend the article by Gosia Fraser...

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Will there be no concerts in the future?

Will there be no concerts in the future?

K-pop stars give online concerts in which reality mixes with fantasy creations. Listen to the Wyborcza.pl podcast and Vadim Makarenko's conversation with Stanislaw Trzcinski about the future of concerts. Click here. We process your data solely...

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25 hours of futures & foresight sessions

25 hours of futures & foresight sessions

Association of Professional Futurists has launched a YouTube channel with over 25 hours of futures & foresight sessions led by its members and practitioners that are free to access! You can subscribe to the channel and access sessions here.   [wpforms...

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Qualifications and competencies sought in Mazovia

Qualifications and competencies sought in Mazovia

By 2030, a significant increase in the number of employees is expected in Masovia. There are, however, 5 factors that could disrupt the trend: automation and digitisation, networking, climate change and the green transformation, the development of new employee...

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Will robots take our jobs?

Will robots take our jobs?

Maciej Jagaciak (4CF Strategic Foresight) and Agnieszka Piłat (Boston Dynamics) talked about robots being trained to become exemplary citizens and potentially replacing us at work in TVP2's morning programme Question for Breakfast. Watch [PL]. We...

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The great comeback of space

The great comeback of space

Saturday's Plus Minus section of the Rzeczpospolita daily contains an article on the Great Comeback of Space with Kacper Nosarzewski's comments on the potential benefits of space exploration and the plausibility of space mining or even the transfer of heavy industry...

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The future is now exhibition

The future is now exhibition

We encourage you to visit the Future is Now exhibition at the Copernicus Science Center. The project is a cooperation between the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and the Research and Academic Computer Network. It is an opportunity to learn about the latest...

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Spanish futurists about the future

Spanish futurists about the future

How do Spanish futurists see the future? Read an article about: technology, geostrategy, mobility, energy, cities, cybersecurity, the brain, medicine, longevity, finance biology, research, and the metaverse. Includes input from: Isabel de Salas, Miguel Jiménez, Marcos...

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France preparing for a war of the future

France preparing for a war of the future

Science fiction authors, screenwriters and cartoonists are designing future conflict scenarios — some plausible, others more difficult to imagine from a modern perspective. The goal is to help the French Ministry of Armed Forces prepare for wars in a 2030-2060...

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Fashion vs. the environment

Fashion vs. the environment

Can excessive clothes-shopping harm the environment? Yes. According to the World Wildlife Fund, almost 3,000 litres of water are needed to produce just one cotton shirt. What other threats are linked to the clothing industry? How to buy the clothes you need and avoid...

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Wrocław using foresight to develop 2050 strategy

Wrocław using foresight to develop 2050 strategy

Wrocław is working on its 2050 strategy and is one of the elite few cities that rely on foresight to prepare for upcoming challenges. Further details can be found on the Municipal Portal. We process your data solely for the purpose of sending...

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Winners of the Climate Community Lab Competition

Winners of the Climate Community Lab Competition

The Climate Community Lab Competition is an initiative founded by Climate-KIC. It supports the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Europe's coal regions in moving away from fossil fuels. This year's winners: the Foundation of the Civil Affairs Institute in Łódź, Valea...

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Margaret Atwood, dystopias and a brighter future

Margaret Atwood, dystopias and a brighter future

Margaret Atwood has imagined a future society that imprisons law-abiding citizens ("The Heart Goes Last"), a post-apocalyptic world filled with genetically modified creatures ("Oryx and Crake") and, most famously, a theocracy that forces fertile women to bear children...

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Wrocław and its four scenarios for the future.

Wrocław and its four scenarios for the future.

4CF Strategic Foresight has prepared four multi-domain scenarios for the future of Wrocław in a 2050 perspective. The scenarios are based on recent foresight studies and will be a key element for developing the city's strategy at the end of 2023. You can listen to...

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4CF on the future of cities — TVP3

4CF on the future of cities — TVP3

What will the Polish cities of the future look like, and what will be the status of Poznań among those agglomerations? These questions were discussed on TVP3 Poznań's "Mirrors" programme by Kacper Nosarzewski from the Polish Society for Futures Studies, Iwona...

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What future do you want? We would love to hear from you!

What future do you want? We would love to hear from you!

What is the future of your dreams? Your visions will be compiled into a collective view of ‘Our Future’, which will inspire policy- and decision-makers to help us shape the new reality. The European Commission has launched a new project called #OurFutures. They invite...

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SDG in the clothing industry

ESG bible from Laudes Foundation

Efforts to tackle climate and inequality in the fashion industry, construction, finance, and on capital markets are not happening at the right pace or on the desired scale. What are the systemic levers for more rapid change? Read the Laudes Foundation's latest ESG...

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21 solutions that will be used in the construction of the future

Polish Cities of the Future 2050

The foresight study, report and The Polish Cities of the Future 2050 ranking were prepared by a team of experts from the Polish Society for Futures Studies, Saint-Gobain Poland Group and the 4CF Strategic Foresight consulting company. Warsaw took the top spot in the...

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Food waste. How to solve the problem?

Food waste. How to solve the problem?

Food waste: how to tackle the problem? Find out from 4CF's report for the Federation of Polish Food Banks. The report can be downloaded here. We process your data solely for the purpose of sending information about 4CF Sp. z o.o. and its...

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IdeaLab within Climate Community Lab

IdeaLab within Climate Community Lab

We are organising an IdeaLab entitled Our Future After Coal during the Climate Community Lab. The event will be devoted to the ideation of solutions for coal regions – an online sandpit workshop & funding competition. Join us! We process your...

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New interviews on transformacja2050.pl

New interviews on transformacja2050.pl

Investments prospects for the gas heating sector. Which fuels will be present on the energy market until 2050? The uses of biogas and the possibility of converting coal boilers into biomass boilers. You can read about these and other vital issues related to energy...

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Companies lagging behind trends may struggle with financing

Companies lagging behind trends may struggle with financing

“Investments are needed to innovate, come up with new product ideas, conform to regulations, and increase exports. Financing these investments with debt will be difficult if entrepreneurs do not take pre-emptive steps. The food industry will be affected by ESG trends...

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Artificial intelligence in the fitness sector

Artificial intelligence in the fitness sector

Artificial intelligence in the fitness sector. We have virtual trainers, apps for diet personalisation and wearables. In the coming years: customer service, club marketing, biometric technologies. Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight: “… within the next two...

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Anti-Dystopian Congress

Anti-Dystopian Congress

A great initiative is underway: the Anti-Dystopian Congress has been organised as part of the centennial celebrations of science fiction author Stanislaw Lem's birthday. The motto is "Talking about a future that won’t suck".  The premise: the future will be imperfect...

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The great office experiment of the 21st century

The great office experiment of the 21st century

Two steps into the future of commercial real estate and three hypotheses on the "great office experiment of the 21st century", all focused on the medium-term perspective. The first hypothesis – let's call it "cyberpunk"– assumes the corporate fusion of office and...

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4CF at G-STIC Dubai Conference

4CF at G-STIC Dubai Conference

It was exciting for the 4CF Strategic Foresight team to join the 250+ world-leading sustainability experts who shared insights on SDG-related technologies at the G-STIC Dubai Conference. The event focused on crucial world challenges and breakthrough innovations...

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Impressions from the Dubai Expo

Impressions from the Dubai Expo

Visit our picture and video gallery from Dubai Expo 2020 (below) and see wonders such as an AI-composed poem destined for space, which was based on words submitted by the visitors to the British Pavilion. When women thrive humanity thrives! We celebrated female...

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When will we be able to live 120 years?

When will we be able to live 120 years?

When will we be able to live 120 years? How does science support the process of prolonging our lives and improving their quality? Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight talked about longevity to Jowita Michalska from #DIGITALKS Extra, a joint initiative of...

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Kacper Nosarzewski at the European Forum for New Ideas

Kacper Nosarzewski at the European Forum for New Ideas

The future of office work – welcome to the new normal! The changes in our habits caused by the pandemic and the new challenges for office work were discussed at EFNI 2021 during a panel organised by the Polish Chamber of Commercial Real Estate. The panellists included...

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Climate Community Lab

Climate Community Lab

4CF Strategic Foresight, Impact Hub Prague, Impact Hub Bucharest and the University of Warsaw are launching another edition of the Climate Community Lab, an EIT Climate-KIC project. We invite organisations engaged in the transformation of coal region economies and in...

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Kacper Nosarzewski at the European Economic Congress

Kacper Nosarzewski at the European Economic Congress

This year's edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice focused on sustainable development, ESG, as well as the green and digital transformation. The resulting changes for business and the public sector were a recurrent theme of many debates, panels and...

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2050 National Development Concept

2050 National Development Concept

Co-shape a 2050 vision of Poland! Take part in discussions on the future and important challenges facing Poland by 2050 during public hearings at the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy devoted to the 2050 National Development Concept. We encourage companies and...

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The European Commission’s 2021 Strategic Foresight

The European Commission’s 2021 Strategic Foresight

A comprehensive summary of the European Commission's latest publication, 2021 Strategic Foresight, is now available. It outlines the European Union's long-term vision and priorities for 2050. It also provides valuable insights for the administration and...

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Kacper Nosarzewski on the future of protectionism

Kacper Nosarzewski on the future of protectionism

Is an erosion of the EU's internal market imminent? Free movement of goods or national protectionism within the EU? Is imported toothpaste going to disappear from Poland? To find out – read an article on the future of protectionism by 4CF's Kacper Nosarzewski on...

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Does Poland have hydrogen potential?

Does Poland have hydrogen potential?

New hydrogen-related initiatives are announced almost daily. The list includes 26 projects and 260 GW. What are Poland's chances in this field? Visit the website of the Polish Society for Futures Studies to read the article. We process your data...

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Frontex Technology Foresight on Biometrics

Frontex Technology Foresight on Biometrics

Frontex Technology Foresight on Biometrics: the project research team, including 4CF Strategic Foresight experts, identified 20 biometric technological clusters that were then assessed during a Delphi survey to focus further research on the most promising...

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4CF at the 2nd Cogeneration Congress in Kazimierz Dolny

4CF at the 2nd Cogeneration Congress in Kazimierz Dolny

Some of the issues discussed at this year's Congress: a new model of the heat market,how to make modern cogeneration "green", fuels in cogeneration, The European Green Deal, Circular Economy, innovations on the heat market, heating investments, local governments' role...

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Olsztyn 2030+: Talks about the future of Olsztyn

Olsztyn 2030+: Talks about the future of Olsztyn

Olsztyn 2030+ and intelligent transformation – the economy, competitiveness, smart specialisations, smart city. Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF Strategic Foresight was a special guest at a public consultations debate. You can listen to the discussion here. [wpforms...

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Kacper Nosarzewski on climate emigration for PR4 Radio

Kacper Nosarzewski on climate emigration for PR4 Radio

The number of climate migrants is five times that of war refugees. 15% of Americans declare their willingness to move because of increasingly extreme weather events in their area, according to a YouGov poll. The phenomenon of climate-motivated emigration was discussed...

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Greenwashing is widespread

Greenwashing is widespread

Kacper Nosarzewski gave an interview about greenwashing to Portal Spożywczy (the Food Portal). Follow this link to read the article. We process your data solely for the purpose of sending information about 4CF Sp. z o.o. and its activities via...

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Economic transformation 2016–2040

Economic transformation 2016–2040

Stanisław Kluza, Piotr Patkowski, Krzysztof Szubert, Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak, Piotr Arak, and Kacper Nosarzewski from 4CF spoke about the 2016–2040 economic transformation, possible developments in Polish economy and business up to 2030, forecasts of further...

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Planning urban development

Planning urban development

4CF’s Kacper Nosarzewski talked about scenario-based methods for the development of strategies and long-term urban policies at the Data City Forum in Wrocław. We process your data solely for the purpose of sending information about 4CF Sp. z o.o....

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Perspectives of reducing food waste in Poland

Perspectives of reducing food waste in Poland

Maciej Jagaciak presented a study devoted to Food waste in Poland and perspectives of reducing the phenomenon by 2030 during the Limiting food losses and wastage — a challenge for the coming years conference. The conference was organised as part of the PROM Food Waste...

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Poetry as a Futures Literacy Method

Poetry as a Futures Literacy Method

In a fast-changing world, we may be hesitant to see any contribution that poetry could possibly bring to dealing with modern challenges. At 4CF, will believe that poetry could play a significant role. Gregory Bateson, a renowned biologist, explains: "One reason why...

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Halving food waste by 2030

Halving food waste by 2030

4CF carried out a Delphi Study on the possibility of halving the scale of food waste by 2030 — in accordance with a resolution issued by the European Parliament, which applies to all Member States. The study was an element of the PROM project and was commissioned by...

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Are some food companies about to collapse?

Are some food companies about to collapse?

Polish food producers need to start meeting the strict environmental criteria, implement circular economy solutions and think about decarbonisation. Otherwise, they might soon struggle to obtain financing or could even witness the collapse of their companies. Food...

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New applications of bioscience and biotechnology

New applications of bioscience and biotechnology

Read about the future of bioeconomy and the ‘bio-tsunami’ caused by new applications of biosciences and biotechnologies in Bio#Futures, a new book by Emmanuel Koukios and Anna Sacio-Szymańska from 4CF and the Polish Society for Futures Studies. “This volume presents...

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Education and futures competencies – megatrends

Education and futures competencies – megatrends

Kacper Nosarzewski talked about megatrends in education, futures competencies, education 4.0 and 5.0 during an event devoted to the Future of Learning, held as part of the Universities of the Future project, co-organised by the Warsaw University of Technology’s Warsaw...

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Energy industry: future and scenarios

Energy industry: future and scenarios

4CF’s Kacper Nosarzewski discussed the future of the energy industry and possible scenarios of the sector’s development in a keynote entitled Transformation 2050 — challenges and trends presented at ImpactCEE.  We process your data solely for the...

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How to use futures scenarios?

How to use futures scenarios?

Not everything is predictable, but it is wise to implement good practices resulting from strategic foresight. Karolina Markowska from wnp.pl conducted a series of talks with experts, politicians, and managers who took part in the European Economic Congress 2021. Her...

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Two scenarios for the food industry

Two scenarios for the food industry

If we do not address the environmental pollution caused by our companies, we may receive lower subsidies for the agri-food industry in the future. – Droughts will continue to be the bane of Polish crop producers. – A global food crisis is also an imaginable future...

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Lublin 2030 strategy

Lublin 2030 strategy

The development of the Lublin 2030 Strategy by Thematic Working Groups has been concluded. The project, which involved over 120 experts, was conducted by a consortium headed by 4CF. To read more, follow this link. We process your data solely for...

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Technology in times of Covid: Head in the Stars

Technology in times of Covid: Head in the Stars

4CF’s Kacper Nosarzewski was interviewed by Karol Wójcicki, author of the Head in the stars fanpage. They talked about technologies that helped us during the pandemic and about future solutions. Follow this link to learn more. We process your...

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The Millennium Project: 25th anniversary

The Millennium Project: 25th anniversary

Twelve years ago, we signed an agreement to become the Polish node of the world's largest foresight think-tank, The Millennium Project. Today, The Millennium Project celebrates its 25th anniversary. It is present in 67 countries around the world and coordinates...

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Collapse of lithium extraction: possible by 2025

Collapse of lithium extraction: possible by 2025

Lithium is a critical metal in the production of galvanic cells, i.e. primary batteries. The available forecasts for its supply are highly divergent, with the most pessimistic pointing to the possible collapse of its extraction in 2025. Lithium “propels" the...

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