Developing a service model for systems-oriented foresight

Mikko Dufva, Toni Ahlqvist

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The key problem addressed in this paper relates to the organisation of foresight in a way that takes into account the interdependent, complex and multi-faceted operational environment of innovation systems. Our research question is how to view foresight in a way that facilitates better use of its outcomes, allows for broad participation and enhances the impacts of foresight. In order to answer this question, we propose a service model for foresight based on a systems view. The model is based on a project done for the Finnish Prime Minister's Office and consists of different ways to view foresight encapsulated in six metaphors and a conceptual process model aiming to support the design and positioning of foresight activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from ISPIM Innovation Summit, Brisbane, Australia (2015)
Subtitle of host publicationChanging the Innovation Landscape
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-911136-00-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventISPIM Innovation Summit 2015: Changing the innovation landscape - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015


ConferenceISPIM Innovation Summit 2015
Abbreviated titleISPIM Brisbane 2015


  • foresight
  • service model
  • systems view
  • metaphors
  • knowledge


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