NISTEP Seminar Series
“International Foresight Trend” Registration Form

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National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) will hold a series of seminars, inviting foresight experts from various countries and regions to gain insight to develop foresight methods and derive future visions. Each seminar will feature two speakers from Russia and Egypt (the first seminar) and Thailand and Shanghai (the second seminar). The third seminar will focus on co-creation and creativity in foresight activities, inviting two speakers from Europe. We expect to share insightful topics on the latest information, including the changing role of foresight activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to participate

You can join the seminars via Zoom meeting (no participation fee). Pre-registration is required for each seminar to access a Zoom meeting.
Note: To participate in the Zoom meeting, please enter your name as [your real name] in the entry screen of the Zoom. If you enter the meeting by clicking on the Zoom’s link, you can change your default name after joining the meeting.
Note: This meeting will be held via the Zoom meeting, so the participants will be displayed on the meeting screen.

Program and Registration Form

The first seminar will be presented by experts from Russia and Egypt. Russia has the world’s largest foresight group, and Egypt aims to become a foresight hub in Africa.
The second seminar will be presented by experts from Thailand and Shanghai, China. Thailand is leading APEC and ASEAN foresight, and Shanghai, China is promoting a future study at regional level.
The third seminar will focus on co-creation – involving the diverse stakeholders-and creativity – use of imagination, inspiration, narratives, and storytelling – in foresight activities, presented by experts from Europe.
Each seminar will consist of 2 presentations (about 30 minutes each) and a Q&A session (about 20 minutes) for a total of 90 minutes (120 minutes for the third seminar). Please note that the content may be subject to change.

First of all, please apply in advance using this form.

After your registration number is issued, please register yourself individually on the designated page for each meeting.
*Maximum capacity for each meeting is 100 people.
*If the number of participants reaches the limit, registration may be closed.

DateSpeakersTitle of lecture
First SeminarThursday, December 09, 2021
16:00-17:30 (Japan Standard Time)


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Dr. Alexander Sokolov
Deputy Director, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

Dr. Mohamed Ramadan A. Rezk
Director, Egyptian Science, Technology and Innovation Observatory (ESTIO) at Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
Science and Technology Foresight at HSE University: Methodologies and Practices

Egypt beyond Covid-19, The opportunities and challenges
Second SeminarThursday, December 16, 2021
15:00-16:30(Japan Standard Time)


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Dr. Surachai Sathitkunarat
Assistant to the President of the Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council

Dr. Zhuang Jun
Associate research fellow and Director, Industrial Innovation Research Office at Shanghai Institute for Science of Science
Foresight Activities in Thailand & APEC

Research and Practices of Technology Foresight in Shanghai
Third SeminarThursday, January 20, 2022
16:30-18:30(Japan Standard Time)


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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Cuhls
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Ms. Tanja Schindler
Futurist, Germany
Co-creation in Foresight Processes – different approaches from European Foresight Processes

Examples of participatory futures processes to understand and shape the future collaboratively


Inquiries about this event: Institute for Future Engineering (IFENG)
Phone:+81-3- 5245-1011

Legal Notes

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