Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI conducts applied research in seven Competence Centers and sees itself as an independent institute for society, politics and industry. Our expertise in innovation research is based on the synergy of the technical, economic and social science knowledge of our staff members. Fraunhofer has a longstanding experience in the development of foresight methods and their application as well as in foresight-based advice to research and innovation policy. The Fraunhofer Foresight team is developing and applying foresight methodology for underpinning long-term strategy building and future oriented decision making in policy and industry on EU, national and regional level.