Private Sector

Online Foresight Guide

Private sector consists of organisations not owned by the government (primarily firms).

Considering the environment in which JRC-IPTS operates, and its expertise and networks, the FOR-LEARN online guide is principally tuned to the public sector. However, we do not wish to exclude a priori potential users from the private sector. There are two main types of Foresight in the private sector:

There are typically a number of differences between public and private sector Foresight, this latter having a shorter time horizon, and a narrower focus.

The following anchor paper presented at the 2006 FTA Seminar presents an overview of Corporate Foresight: