For Organisations

Organisations with a structured approach to strategic foresight outperform organisations who do not prepare for an increasingly uncertain future.

For Organisations

Futures Partnership

- Make your organisation futures-ready.

We equip and inspire your organisation to make better decisions about the futures through strategic monitoring of critical trends and uncertainties, by helping your organisation develop foresight capabilities, and by providing you with a continuous flow of cutting-edge futures insights. For organisations who want to leverage the future and be prepared in the face of uncertainty, complexity, and opportunity.

The Institute is registered as a community of individuals and organisations. With a partnership you will gain full access to our offerings and levering our insights. See the full list of our Futures Partners - here.

Strategic Monitoring

Organisations with a structured approach to strategic foresight outperform organisations who do not prepare for an increasingly uncertain future. We provide continuous actionable research through:

  • CIFS Strategic Monitoring on critical trends and uncertainties
  • Trusted Advisor, available for ongoing dialogue and sparring

Next-Level Upgrades

Many organisations do not know where to start, when it comes to working effectively with the future. Together, we identify where strategic foresight can make the biggest difference in your organisation through:

  • Either: 1) One tailor-made presentation about a topic of your choice OR 2) Two course seats on one of our popular courses
  • 10% discount on the first DKK 200.000 in project spending

Insights & Inspiration​

Broaden your horizon on future possibilities and stay updated on key trends and developments through:​

  • 4 x FARSIGHT (print & digital), unlimited access to our digital knowledge archive, and 10 Futures Seminars with futurists and expert guests
  • Become futures thought leaders through co-branding with the Institute and supporting a non-profit to do futures research

Become a Partner

If you and your organisation is interested in becoming a Futures Partner, please fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you soon.

Advisory

We conduct targeted research and support decision-making in organisations globally through scenario planning, megatrend & risk analysis, innovation processes, & strategic foresight.

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has a long history and proven track-record of working with corporations and organisations worldwide, advising on strategic foresight, megatrend analysis and scenario planning. Futures studies is not about predicting the future, but rather it is about building resilience and identifying opportunities in the face of uncertainty, while also embracing what can emerge out of complexity.

We are global leaders in the use of futurist methods developed to solve strategic organisational and business challenges. We apply the methodology to support our clients in future-proofing strategies, planning beyond forecasting, risk analysis as well as foresight-driven innovation processes.

Megatrends & Strategy

Megatrends are long-term trends that influence societies globally. They are tectonic plates moving underneath our societies, which slowly but surely shape and affect most things around us. Our mantra is ‘you can’t hide from a megatrend’. When developing a solid and successful strategy or scenario process, it is essential to identify the megatrends influencing the future of your particular organisation and to be prepared for their effects.

How We Can Support You

Our methods are tailored to meet your specific challenges and needs, which we will match with our specialist knowledge developed through decades of experience. Our experts span across more than 10 different academic and professional disciplines, which we believe enables us to mirror and reflect the kaleidoscope of dynamics affecting any modern individual, business, or organisation. A collaboration with us will strengthen your ability to navigate in the future as well as your capacity to shape it.

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies works exploratively and independently of special interests. This ensures your organisation a dynamic, applicable, and unbiased approach delivering a result that builds on a 360-degree view of the future.

Organisational Training

Strategic foresight and futures thinking are essential if organisations are to act effectively in a world where many factors come together in complex ways to create surprising futures.

Businesses and organisations that cultivate a culture of strategic foresight will fare better in environments facing critical uncertainties, and every organisation or team can develop capabilities and processes that enable them to better anticipate the future.  

At the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, we offer training programmes that give your team or organisation the opportunity to work closely together exploring the future and learn how to apply strategic foresight. Our experience tells us that when you decide to actively engage into the same learning experience as your colleagues, the learning outcome automatically becomes “stickier” throughout the organization. This better enable your organization to transform valuable foresight into actionable insight! 

All programmes are designed by our experts in the application of futures thinking and foresight to societal and business challenges, who bring their knowledge and expertise from working daily with strategic foresight and futures-oriented issues. The instructor-led training is built around maximum engagement and actionable, hands-on learning, with the right balance between relevant theory and tangible strategic foresight tools for your professional work.  

We offer several different program formats which can be tailored to your organisational needs: 

The Bootcamp - Using the Future

Futures Thinking and Foresight Fundamentals Small steps can eventually make a big impact. Our bootcamp is designed as an inspiring introduction to the fundamentals of futures thinking and foresight, with the aim of cultivating a ‘futures mindset’ that better enables you to ‘use the future’ in informing decisions made both today and tomorrow.  

It will provide you with:  

  • A robust introduction to the practices of futures thinking and foresight, as well as key concepts, and techniques within the field 
  • An increased consciousness of how an understanding of the future guides decisions today 
  • A better awareness of how cognitive biases and path-dependent thinking can impair our ability to see beyond existing systems and thinking patterns 
  • The opportunity to build knowledge and cultivate a “futures mindset” for your own futures thinking, which will lower the mental barriers for integrating futures thinking and foresight into your workflow, projects and business processes 

The bootcamp can be facilitated both live-online or in-person, as a three to four hour session compiled of a mixture of inspiring presentations, short exercises and reflections for up to thirty participants, to allow for an interactive learning experience with the desired level of feedback.   

Applied Strategic Foresight Course

Bringing Futures Thinking and Foresight into Strategy This programme unites futures thinking and foresight with strategy and dives deeper into the application of different tools and techniques for better strategy and policy anticipation. It is based on a case relevant to your team and takes participants through a thorough foresight process and transitioning from foresight to strategic steps that inspire change.  

It will provide you with: 

  • Solid insights into megatrends, and how they might shape the future  
  • An introduction to the practice of strategic foresight and experience with applying practical tools from the futures thinking and foresight toolbox 
  • The ability to recognise and make sense of trends and developments, as well as a structured process for understanding dynamics of change in relation to the project in scope 
  • The ability to co-create alternative views on the future and frame robust alternative futures with decision-making relevance 
  • The opportunity to build knowledge and cultivate a “futures mindset” for your own futures thinking 
  • A deep understanding of how to always connect foresight to strategic purpose in order to operationalize foresight outcomes into actionable strategic and policy initiatives that inspire change 

The course is designed to be highly experiential and can be facilitated live-online with multiple three to four hour sessions, or onsite either with us or at your organisation over the course of two to three days. Participants are capped at twenty to ensure an interactive learning experience and a desired level of feedback.  

Would you like to learn more?

Reach out to Simon Fuglsang Østergaard to get talking about how we can best support your organisation in building futures thinking and foresight.

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Talks

We put together talks tailor-made to your organisation and interests.

Our advisors cover a broad range of expert areas, spanning over five decades of experience. We offer bespoke solutions, whether your organisation is a private entity, or a governmental institution. Click on a profile below and discover our experts.

Latest Talk

Carsten Beck spent the weekend in Vienna facilitating a talk regarding the future of advertising agencies and creativity in the age of AI technology. Are you looking for a speaker at your next event? Click below and discover our list of keynote presenters, the themes we have covered in the past as well as how we might inspire you and your organisation at your next event.

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