The 10th National Symposium on Technology Foresight took place on Oct. 19 in Beijing. Under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development, IPM, Shanghai Research Institute of Science of Science and the Professional Committee of Technology Foresight of the Chinese Association of Science and Science and S&T Policy (CASSSP), it was hosted by CASSSP Secretariat, and editorial departments of three journals: Scientific Research Management, Forum on Science and Technology in China, and World Science.
On the theme of Technology Foresight for the Implementation of Innovation-driven Development Strategy, the meeting brought together more than 100 scholars and experts from government departments, universities, research institutions and enterprises across the country
At the plenary session, keynote reports were made focusing on topics such as general ideas of S&T innovation in China during the 13th Five-year Plan period, technology foresight in strategic research of China’s engineering science and technology toward 2035, world S&T development trends, and S&T innovation center development.
At the panel sessions, discussions were held on a variety of topics, ranging from foresight theory, methodology and practice, to foresight and business model innovation in the big data era, and to the roles of technology foresight in the implementation of national strategy and regional S&T cooperation.
At the closing session, CASSSP President Prof. MU Rongping conferred on winners of the outstanding paper prize of the meeting.