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CfWI Horizon Scanning iPad App – Version 2.5

June 4, 2014 Leave a comment
Proudly developed by Futures Diamond.

Proudly developed by Futures Diamond.

Check out new 2.5 version of the CfWI Horizon Scanning App.

The CfWI Horizon Scanning Hub is a collaborative platform for future-looking information, aimed at strengthening workforce planning within the health and social care sector. This App provides offline access to the ideas bank and project areas from the Hub. It is updated with new information when you are connected to WiFi, so you’ll always have access to the latest horizon scanning ideas from the CfWI.

The free-to-download iPad App allows users to easily keep track of CfWI projects, ideas, blogs and articles.

‘Your passport to the future’ is now available

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

your-passport-to-the-futureDiscover our Suite of Systems for Research and Innovation (R&I).

Our R&I solutions are powered by Diamond Frame, a fully-fledged content management system (CMS+), which allows your organisation to manage the content and functionalities of the FD Suite of Systems. Diamond Frame supports a wide range of user-friendly modular and customisable R&I systems, including:

  • R&I Bank – to gather and codify strategic intelligence.
  • R&I Scanner – to navigate through your strategic intelligence.
  • R&I Tracker – to improve high-level management of key agendas.
  • R&I Community – to support networking and stakeholder engagement.
  • R&I Library – to collect and map codified knowledge and documents.
  • R&I Mapper – to systematically monitor, analyse and position R&I.
  • R&I Delphi – to assess and prioritise your strategic intelligence.

Click here to download ‘Your passport to the future’

Take a quick tour of the CfWI Horizon Scanning System

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI), Futures Diamond and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) have successfully implemented another phase of the continuously evolving CfWI Horizon Scanning Hub. The Hub is a unique source of future-thinking information about the healthcare, social care and public health workforce in the United Kingdom. It aims to inform better long-term decisions to improve workforce planning and  people’s life. The new version of the Hub allows you to access the latest research from the CfWI Horizon Scanning team, contribute to ongoing projects, explore our comprehensive ideas bank, our big picture challenges, our publications, and much more…

You can visit the video tour of the CfWI Horizon Scanning Hub here.


The Hub was jointly developed by the CfWIThe University of Manchester and Futures Diamond. The following film explains the main demographic and financial challenges facing health and social care, before outlining why the CfWI has adopted horizon scanning as a means of helping organisations address these challenges. It explains:

  • the CfWI horizon scanning methodology
  • the projects where the CfWI has used horizon scanning
  • the organisations with whom the CfWI works.

The video concludes by illustrating what people think of the CfWI approach, before explaining the future work of the CfWI, including the CfWI’s new online information hub, which is designed to assist organisations in their workforce planning.

Horizon scanning activities at the CfWI

October 15, 2012 Comments off

On 15 October 2012 we have publicly launched the CfWI Horizon Scanning ‘Hub’ available at http://www.horizonscanning.org.uk

The Hub was jointly developed by the CfWI, The University of Manchester and Futures Diamond. The following film explains the main demographic and financial challenges facing health and social care, before outlining why the CfWI has adopted horizon scanning as a means of helping organisations address these challenges. It explains:

  • the CfWI horizon scanning methodology
  • the projects where the CfWI has used horizon scanning
  • the organisations with whom the CfWI works.

The video concludes by illustrating what people think of the CfWI approach, before explaining the future work of the CfWI, including the CfWI’s new online information hub, which is designed to assist organisations in their workforce planning.

An Innovation Company launched “as time changes forward”

March 25, 2012 Comments off

Dear Visitor

As time changes forward today in many countries, we believe it is the right…
time to launch the website of a new player aimed to support dynamic
changes in terms of IT solutions for foresight, horizon scanning and
forward-looking communities in Europe and the world.

http://www.futuresdiamond.com

Looking forward to working with you in the near future!

Futures Diamond: The Innovation Systems Company

Futures Diamond: The Innovation Systems Company

Dynamic 3D tag cloud of keywords for wild cards and weak signals scanning

April 14, 2010 Comments off

The iKNOW project has successfully developed a dynamic three dimensional (3D) tag cloud to visualise keywords associated to more than 400 wild cards and weak signals (wi-we) potentially shaping or shaking the future of science, technology and innovation in Europe and the world.

To visit iKNOW’s tag cloud, please click here.

iKNOW's Wi-We Tag Cloud

iKNOW's Dynamic Tag Cloud associated to Wild Cards and Weak Signals (Wi-We)

Mapping Protocols of the European Foresight Platform (Prototype 1.0)

April 9, 2010 Comments off

As the European Foresight Platform (EFP) project can be seen as the follow up of the European Foresight Monitoring Network (EFMN), the EFP Mapping Environment will be based on the proven concept of the EFMN Mapping activities. However, the lessons learned during the EFMN project will be integrated in the new EFP Mapping Environment.

The Mapping Environment will be both (a) an independent working environment for the EFP WorkPackage 2 activities lead by the University of Manchester and (b) a “plug-in” section of the EFP website (lead by TNO). The main objectives of developing a fully operational mapping environment are:

  • To map foresight practices, outcomes and players
  • To analyse key features and outputs of foresight exercises
  • To put in place an interactive “Mapping Environment” for data input/validation/output
  • To provide a common space to share and discuss foresight findings and documents
  • To interact and share information with other work packages (especially the website)
  • To network the Mapping Environment with other EC projects/networks (i.e. ERAWATCH, METRIS, iKNOW)
  • To generate appealing information about practices and key findings of foresight exercises (producing annual mapping reports for different readership)
EFP Mapping Protocols Forum

EFP Mapping Protocols Forum