Professional advisory and consultancy work
1. International Advisory
Board member of the Higher School of Economics Foresight Centre,
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
6. The Millennium
Project: Global Futures Studies and Research, UK and Turkish
7. Evaluator of the FP7
8. Advisor for the QLHE -
Quality and Leadership in Romanian Higher Education System, EU
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
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,
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,
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
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,
21. Saritas, O. (2008).
UK Foresight Strategy, Global Forum: Foresight and Future
Strategy, Korean National Information Society Agency, Seoul,
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
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.