NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Forecastingorganized by IATAFI and IKU


NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Forecastingorganized by IATAFI and IKU

Around fifty experts from fourteen NATO Countries, East and Central European countries (partnership for peace countries) and other countries will meet in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop from 12-15 October in Budapest to discuss issues of knowledge and technology transfer and forecasting.

Experts will discuss these issues especially in relation to key technologies such as laser technology, biotechnology and information technology. Other sessions will review experiences in technology foresight in different countries.

The workshop will provide a forum for multilateral and international exchange of information. Important questions to be discussed throughout the workshop are:

What lessons can be learned from a historical perspective of knowledge and technology transfer and forecasting activities?

What are the perspectives for international co-operation in fields of key-technologies?

How can knowledge transfer, technology flow and technology forecasting activities have an effect on the international co-operation / competition in technology?

How can technology assessment and forecasting help policy makers to select more efficient technologies for the future?

The NATO Advanced Research Workshop will be jointly organised by the International Association for Technology Assessment and Forecasting Institutions (IATAFI) and the Hungarian Innovation Research Center (IKU).

As the number of participants is limited to 50, please contact the co-directors and members of the Executive Committee of IATAFI Dr. Annamäria Inzelt (Director of the Innovation Research Center (IKU), Budapest) and Reinhard Coenen (Deputy Director of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Research Centre Karlsruhe) as soon as possible, if you are interested to participate.


Dr. Annamäria Inzelt
Innovation Research Center (IKU)
Museum u. 17, H-1088 Budapest Hungary
Tel.: +361 138-2460

Reinhard Coenen
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe