Dr. Ozcan Saritas


Research & Development

Professional Practice

Leadership & Consultancy

Knowledge Transfer

Research Professor

Leadership & Consultancy

Professional advisory and consultancy work

1. International Advisory Board member of the Higher School of Economics Foresight Centre, Moscow

2. Advisor to Global Technology Trend Monitoring study, Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) - Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow

3. Scientific Committee Member of the Romanian Quality and Leadership in Higher Education Foresight Programme

4. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - Advisor for the UNIDO Technology Foresight initiative

5. Advisor for Mauritius National Research Foresight Exercise for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

6. The Millennium Project: Global Futures Studies and Research, UK and Turkish nodes member

7. Evaluator of the FP7 project proposals

8. Advisor for the QLHE - Quality and Leadership in Romanian Higher Education System, EU Structural Funds

9. UK Foresight, Futures Analysts’ Network (FAN) Club member

10. Scientific Committee Member of IM2012: International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy, Beijing

11. European Science Foundation (ESF), Forward Look study on Investigator-Driven Clinical Trials, Worked as a methodological consultant (2008-2009)

12. FTA 2008 - Future-oriented Technology Assessment Seminar, Member of the Scientific Committee for the organisation of the Conference at DG-JRC, Institute for Prospective Technologies (IPTS)

13. Scientific Committee Member of PICMET - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for the Global Future

14. FORLEARN, Support to Foresight practice: assess, validate and complement the structuring of an Online Foresight Guide, ESTO (European Science and Technology Observatory) Project

15. Member of the Evaluation team for the evaluation of the third cycle of the British Foresight Programme, Office of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, UK

16. EMCC Sectoral Futures (Automotive, Health, ICTs, Textiles and Leather), for European Monitoring Centre of Change, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Keynote speeches in professional events

1. Saritas, O. Introduction to the Scientific & Technological Planning and Forecasting: Foresight – 40 years of development, Innovation Forum in honour of the 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, December 05, 2011.

2. Saritas, O. Technological Futures over 20 years, Futurologists panel, Innovation Forum in honour of the 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, December 06, 2011.

3. Saritas, O. Customising Foresight: Systemic and Synergistic Foresight Approaches in a Small Country Context, Research Workshop on Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Best Practices, Moscow, October 13-14, 2011.

4. Saritas, O. Futures Studies and Foresight: Methodology, Tools and Techniques, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) International Conference on Animal Diseases 2011, Royal Holloway, University of London, September 13-15, 2011.

5. Saritas, O. Rationales and Objectives for Transnational Foresight: Building Knowledge Pipelines in the Black Sea Region, Transnational Foresight for a ‘Black Sea Higher Education Area, Bucharest, September 1-2, 2011.

6. Saritas, O. (2011). Foresight for Innovation and Competitiveness, International Foresight, Science and Industrial Innovations, INNOPROM 2011 – The Ural International Exhibition and Forum of Industry and Innovations, Ekaterinburg, July 14, 2011.

7. Saritas, O. (2011). Seeing the invisible and making sense of it, Horizon Scanning for Businenss Intelligence, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, July 8, 2011.

8. Saritas, O. Innovation Foresight for Foresightful Innovation, Ohrid, Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office side event on Social Innovation Research and Management in South East Europe, 4th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, Ohrid – Macedonia, May 4, 2011.

9. Saritas, O. (2011). Western Balkan Futures, 12th Bled Forum on Governance of Fear and Prosperity, Bled – Slovenia, March 3, 2011.

10. Saritas, O. Technology Platforms in Turkey, European Technology Platforms: Shaping and Performance. Prospects of Best Practice Dissemination in Russia, International Workshop. National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, December 02, 2010.

11. Saritas, O. Western Balkan 2020 Project, First Innovation Dialogues of the Western Balkan Countries Innovation Cooperation Network, Budva – Montenegro, November 08, 2010.

12. Saritas, O. Institutional Foresight as the essence of Innovation, Prospecta Peru 2010: VIII. Foresight & Future Studies Congress, CONCYTEC – The National Science, Technology and Technological Innovation Council of Peru, Arequipa, September 16-17, 2010.

13. Saritas, O., Practising Foresight for Innovation, International Foresight Advanced Seminar, CONCYTEC – The National Science, Technology and Technological Innovation Council of Peru, Arequipa, September 16, 2010.

14. Saritas, O. Foresight Initiatives and Outputs in Asia, Africa and OIC countries, Malaysian National Foresight Programme: Strategic Navigation Towards a Sustainable Future, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Putrajaya, July, 29-30, 2010.

15. Saritas, O. Seeing the invisible and making sense of it: Scans, Networks & Scenarios, National Horizon Scanning Workshop, National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), Ryton-on-Dunsmore, April 26-27, 2010.

16. Saritas, O. Western Balkan Futures 2020, 11th Bled Forum on Europe: The Future of Information Society and Challenges for Good Governance, March 11-12, 2010.

17. Saritas, O. Systemic Foresight Methodology: An application in the nano-field, Nanotechnology for Podlaskie 2020 Conference, Bialystok, November 25, 2009.

18. Saritas, O. Seeing the big picture: scans, networks and scenarios, UK Horizon Scanning Centre, Futures Analysts’ Network (FAN) Club workshop, Didcot, October 14, 2009.

19. Saritas, O. (2009). Foresight for Smart Globalization: Accelerating and Enhancing Pro-Poor Development Opportunities Workshop, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, March 16-20.

20. Saritas, O. (2008) Foresight as a policy tool: Evolution and practice, International Conference on Foresight in Croatia, Zagreb, December 17.

21. Saritas, O. (2008). UK Foresight Strategy, Global Forum: Foresight and Future Strategy, Korean National Information Society Agency, Seoul, November 13.

22. Saritas, O. (2008) Horizon Scanning in the UK, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation & Planning (KISTEP), Seoul, November 12.

23. Saritas, O. (2008) New Approaches to Foresight, Systemic Foresight Methodology, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Seoul, November 11.

24. Saritas, O. (2008). Futures studies for Business, Panellist, 4th Competitiveness Congress on Global Expectations: The Management of Future Scenarios for the Turkish Business World, November 6.

25. Saritas, O. (2008). Roadmapping and Foresight, Lifting the Lid event, Daresbury Science Park, October 02.

26. Saritas, O. (2008). Technology Roadmapping, Innovation Foresight for MEDA Partners in the European Research Areas, Tunis, Tunisia, June 26.

27. Saritas, O. (2008). Foresight and the case of Manchester Science Park Scenario Planning Exercise, Kick-off meeting for the Ankara University TechnoPark, Ilgaz, May 24-25.

28. Saritas, O. (2007). Introduction to Foresight, Inno-Venture 2007 Brokerage Event, Ege University, EBILTEM - Science and Technology Research and Application Centre, Izmir, 13-14 December.

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