New INDIGO Foresight
New INDIGO has carried out a foresight study on the future of the science and technology cooperation between India and Europe.
In the course of this 'International S&T Cooperation Foresight', scientists, science policy-makers and programme owners were consulted regarding their views on Europe-India S&T cooperation in the year 2020.
In consulting these key stakeholders, we have been looking for the variables influencing the form and intensity of future cooperation. Key questions were:
- What are the motivations for S&T cooperation between India and Europe?
- What might have to be done to increase cooperation levels?
- What context factors are relevant for facilitating cooperation?
Based on preliminary analysis of existing cooperation (co-publication analysis) as well as expert assessments of scientists, policy-makers and programme owners, requested through different communication channels (online consultations, workshops), the variables influencing S&T cooperation between the two regions have been assembled to a future success scenario.
Such a success scenario can inform further debate and support policy-making.
The International S&T Cooperation Foresight exercise has started with
- an open email consultation of scientists recently involved in India-Europe co-publications
- and preliminary quantitative analyses of cooperation patterns and by an open email consultation.
Further events included discussions with programme and policy makers from India and Europe as well as scenario workshops with scientists from India (9 May 2011, Trivandrum) and Europe (15 September 2011, Den Haag).
The final step of the exercise were the discussions (with programme and policy makers as well as scientists) complementing and finalising the policy and programme recommendations coming out of the foresight exercise. This part of the exercise took place right before the 2nd EU-India S&T Cooperation Days in Vienna/Austria, 1-2 December 2011, upon invitation by the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation's (SFIC) India Pilot Initiative. The presentation is attached below.
The output of the foresight analysis can be consulted in the attachment below.
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Responsible for the New INDIGO Foresight exercise:
New INDIGO Foresight team at ZSI:
project management and research: A. Degelsegger / F. Gruber
research: C. Blasy / D. Lampert / J. Simon / I. Wagner
ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation
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The following New INDIGO partners are also involved in the New INDIGO Foresight exercise: