Introduction

The Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation (CRI-FI) carries out research, consultancy and research supervision in the fields of futures, strategy and innovation. It has an inter-disciplinary approach and focuses on applied research in a number of fields. It was established in 2008.


Main areas of interest

Futures and Strategic Foresight

Examples of our work in this area include

The Future of Work. Jobs and Skills in 2030 (for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills)






*European Foresight Study on Cultural Heritage (for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK);

*Global Drivers and Trends, and their implications for national research and enterprise policy (for Forfás, Ireland)

Innovation

Examples of our work in this area include

Open Innovation in Welsh Businesses (for the Welsh Government)

*Regional EcoInnovation Framework (EcoInnova Project, with European consortium, EU INTERREG Programme)

Research Supervision

The Centre welcomes PhD applications in the areas of Foresight/Futures, Innovation and Strategy.




Engagement with Business and Policy

The Centre’s affiliated staff are engaged in several advisory and policy roles, for example
Chairing the Welsh Government Task and Finish Group on Corporate Social Responsibility
Member of the Welsh Government Task and Finish Group on City Regions
Steering Group Member of the Wales Public Services 2025 Programme