Our team

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Rafael Popper, PhD Director of the Centre for Foresight and Internationalisation

Dr Popper is also Scientific and Foresight Advisor at the Łukasiewicz Research Network in Poland, Founder and Director of Futures Diamond Ltd in the United Kingdom, Director of Executive Education in Foresight at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) of the University of Manchester in the UK, and Adjunct Professor in Futures Studies, Foresight and Innovation Management at the Finland Futures Research Centre of the University of Turku in Finland.

Dr. Popper has over twenty years of experience working as foresight and innovation policy consultant for several international organizations including the European Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, as well as for several government and business organisations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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Knowledge Valorisation
Help in designing the content of IPR training modules.
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Knowledge Co-creation
Coordinating the process of acquisition of research and development projects.
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International Cooperation and Partnerships
Collaborative Research on International Projects.
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Responsible Research and Innovation Futures
Interaction within that field could be divided twofold.