CIFS Global Scanning Network (GSN) is a network comprised of CIFS employees, and a team of global ambassadors. The ambassadors are Master/PhD graduates and working professionals on a six-month rotation, providing expert perspectives in the realms of science and technology, politics, culture, design, innovation, business management, finance, marketing and branding. The GSN represents a diverse, global group of individuals contributing unique observations, profitable ideas, and sharp insights into specific industry challenges.

With our GSN, we collect, compare and evaluate a wide range of signals – including new and emerging trends, technologies, values, products, concepts, companies, services, and ideas. This helps us to identify what’s happening now and what could emerge tomorrow. It is a process that seeks to identify the earliest indications of a potentially disruptive development, but also tracks changes to established phenomena or trends. In our Global Scanning Review, we publish a carefully chosen selection of the best observations.

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The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) is a self-owned membership organisation. The member circle consists of future-oriented organisations and institutions.