Foresight reports

The Foresight Programme

The UK Foresight Programme brings together the voices of business, government, the science base and others to look at what might happen in the future and what we need to do now to secure long-term competitive advantage and quality of life.

How is the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining involved?

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has been actively involved in Foresight since its launch in 1993. The Institute's technical divisions have the range of expertise to provide informed input into Foresight - they contributed to the Materials Panel Report, 'Materials: Shaping our Society'. Copies of the report are available from Frances Perry, Tel 020 7451 7324.

Foresight reports
Six new foresight reports for the materials sector were produced by the Institute in December 2003. The former Institute of Materials produced a series of six reports between 1995 and 1998 on various sectors of industry, through its Materials Strategy Commission and Foresight Panel Technology Working Party.

Competitive Analysis and Foresight Study - The Institute of Materials also supported a study of the current and future position of the UK composites industry, which was carried out by NPL for the Department of Trade and Industry. The study can be found on the NPL website.

PM Industry Reports

The Powder Metallurgy industry in the UK - the next 10 years
The result of the second of two phases of a Foresight study, carried out by the former Institute of Materials for the DTI.

Current Institute Foresight activities