Dr. Ozcan Saritas

Biography

Research & Development

Professional Practice

Leadership & Consultancy

Knowledge Transfer

Research Professor

Knowledge Transfer

Executive education courses designed and delivered

1. PREST/MIoIR - Manchester Foresight Course for Organisers, Sponsors and Practitioners. Course Co-Director, and gives presentations on Theoretical and Practical aspects of Foresight and commonly used tools and techniques (2003-present).

2. MIoIR - Manchester Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Executive Education Course: Trends and challenges. Gives presentations on Policy toolbox, evaluation, foresight and indicators (2008-present).

3. UNIDO Foresight Workshop on the future of the Automotive industry in the CEE region, Gebze. Designed and implemented the workshop, and facilitated practical sessions (2010).

4. UNIDO Technology Foresight Course for CEE/NIS Region, Module 1: Technology Foresight for Organisers, Gebze. Designed and implemented the course and facilitated practical sessions (2003-2009).

5. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka – Training Course on Foresight Analysis, sponsored by International Council for Science, Colombo (2011).

6. COMSTECH – Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation Foresight Course for Organisation of Islamic Countries, Islamabad, Designed and delivered the training course online (2008-2010).

7. BLED Executive Education Course on Foresight Methods and Approaches for Western Balkans, 11th Bled Forum Preparatory Workshop on “Western Balkan Futures: Foresight 2020 Project”, Bled, Designed and delivered the training course. Sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP (2009-2010).

8. SEEP – Science Education European Platform, Foresight and Blended Learning Foresight Training Course, Rome, Designed and delivered the training course (2009).

9. ESF – European Science Foundation, Research Foresight Short Course, Designed and delivered the training course (2008).

10. DG-JRC, IPTS, Foresight Training for New Member States and Candidate Countries, Designed and delivered the training course (2006).

11. UNIDO Technology Foresight Course for CEE/NIS Region, Module 4: Technology Foresight for Corporate Managers, Bratislava. Gave presentations on Corporate Foresight and facilitated practical sessions (2006).

Manchester Business School teaching duties (undergraduate and postgraduate)

1. Scenario Methods for Research, Manchester Business School Ph.D. Programme (2008 to present).

2. Innovation in a Low Carbon Economy, M.Sc. Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (2010).

3. Sustainable Technology Management, M.Sc. Management of Science, Technology and Innovation Programme (2009).

4. Foresight Methods and Concepts, M.Sc. Management of Science, Technology and Innovation Programme (2008).

5. Strategic Foresight for Organisations, Manchester Business School MBA Programme (2008).

Conference Organisation

1. Organisation Committee Member of IM2012: International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy, Beijing, May 21-24, 2012.

2. Conference Co-Chair of YIRCoF ’11: Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight: Theory Building in Foresight and Futures Studies, Management Application and Research Centre (MARC), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, August 24-26, 2011.

3. Conference Co-Chair of YIRCoF ’09: Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight: Methodological Issues in Foresight Studies, Management Application and Research Centre (MARC), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, September 4-6, 2009.

4. Scientific Committee Member of FTA 2008: The 3rd Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): Impacts and Implications for Decision Making, Seville, October 16-17, 2008.  

5. Organisational Committee Member of PICMET 2006: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for the Global Future, Istanbul, July 8-13, 2006.

Lectures

1. Saritas, O. (2011). Systemic Foresight Methodology, Lecture at the Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CENTIENT) Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, November 9.

2. Saritas, O. (2011). The use of Network Analysis in Foresight, Lecture given for the graduate students and academic members of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), Higher School of Economics, Moscow, October 18.

3. Saritas, O. (2011). New Approaches in Foresight Methodology, Lecture given for the graduate students and academic members of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), Higher School of Economics, Moscow, July, 20.

4. Saritas, O. (2010). Foresight for Higher Education Institutions, Lecture given for the academic members of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), Higher School of Economics, Moscow, December 03.

5. Saritas, O. (2010). Scans, Networks and Scenarios: Application of Network Analysis and Foresight for STI policies, XI International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development: Best Practices in Science, Technology and Innovation policies, Moscow, April 7-8.

6. Elena, S., Pook, K., Saritas, O. and Warden, C. (2008). Sustainable HEROs: Intangible Approaches to Sustainable Futures for Higher Education and Research Organisations (HEROs), 4th Workshop on Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and Intellectual Capital, Hasselt, October 22-24.

7. Saritas, O. (2007). What is Foresight?, University of Economics, Bratislava, 4 December.

8. Saritas, O. (2006). The evolution of Foresight practice in the world & in Turkey, PICMET 2006 Conference, Istanbul, 8-13 July.

9. Seidl da Fonseca, R. and Saritas, O. (2005). Modelling the role of Foresight in the structure of policy-making in national innovation systems, 5th Triple Helix Conference, 18-21 May, Turin.

Other related activities

1. Innovation CO-LAB: A strategic partnership among Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), and the University of Manchester (UNIMAN) to build an ‘Innovation Co-Laboratory’ (2011-2012).

2. Technology Foresight: Developing long-term planning, future building and visioning skills, MSc Special Course for the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), Higher School of Economics, Moscow, May 25&27, 2010.

3. Foresight Methods and Concepts: Foresight and Futures Pathways, On-line collaboration to run a semester long M.Sc. course with the Finland Futures Academy using web-based tools (2008).

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Updated on: 11/07/12