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Dr. Fabiana Scapolo


Organisation: European Commission – Joint Research Centre

Position in the organisation: Team Leader, Foresight and Horizon Scanning

Biography note: Fabiana Scapolo has been working at the European Commission Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) since 1999. She is located at the JRC Headquarters in Brussels where she is part of the Science Advice to Policy Unit. She is team- leader on Foresight and Horizon scanning activities of the JRC, her main task is to set up of a JRC corporate intelligence function on Foresight and Horizon scanning. Currently, she is leading a Foresight study on the future of standards and standardisation as a tool to facilitate innovation and competitiveness. She is also involved in Foresight studies on healthy food and diet; food security and the future of eco-industries.

From May 2008 since September 2011, she worked in the Work Programme and Strategy Unit of the Joint Research Centre where she was in the development of the new JRC Strategy for the period 2010-2020, and on the development and monitoring of JRC’s work programmes. Previously she was working at JRC-Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies in Seville (Spain) where she was responsible of the Foresight activities. She has been working on several projects aiming at reinforcing the position of the JRC-IPTS as a centre for Foresight at European and international level. She is interested in the advancement of the application of Foresight as an instrument for policy-making formulation.


Parallel Workshop Session W2.5 – “Industrial Landscape Vision 2025 for Early Standartization”

The presentation will focus on the outcomes of a recent foresight addressing the framing question: “How will standards facilitate new production systems in the context of EU innovation and competitiveness in 2025?”

The foresight study developed detailed vision, narrative and conceptual model of the future industrial landscape in 2025 based on the analysis of the importance and the potential impact of the societal, technological, economic, environmental and policy drivers on industry, and then use this Industrial Landscape Vision (ILV) as a basis to analyse the needs for new standards and for evolution of the European Standardisation System. The ILV 2025 takes a holistic view in understanding the complexity of the industrial system, its inter-linkages and reactions. It also introduces a paradigm shift from the traditional sector-based description of the industrial system to a more function-based representation.

The JRC foresight study on the future of standardisation aims at contributing to identify where and how standardisation could foster the innovation needed to stimulate manufacturing, create sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs in the European Union as well as reinforce its competitiveness in a period of ever- increasing global competition.

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