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Strategic Foresight

A clear vision of the future is the key success factor for the development of sustainable strategies in companies and organizations

Mid and long term planning is crucial for better decisions today

Identify opportunities for growth based on future scenarios

Growth- and value-oriented strategies require a deep understanding of future markets, customer needs, the competitor landscape, business models, the political landscape, future risks and regulations and technological changes and disruptions. Framing all these factors into a solid model of the future that allows for continuous updates and adaptations is challenging. Companies need to

  • define a foresight framework
  • choose the tools and methods to create future-oriented strategies
  • integrate various data sources to keep the foresight results up-to-date
  • use communication formats that speak to decision makers in various positions in the company
  • integrate knowledge from inside and outside the company

Our methods and software-based approach allow a rapid, collaborative and sustainable creation of future scenarios. We provide individual packages depending on industry and challenge to align your strategy to the future. We are serving innovation leaders and achieved perfection in strategic foresight in numerous projects with international companies and organizations.

Building your corporate foresight framework

Our toolbox gets companies started based on blueprints, industry expertise and scientific research

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With shortening product life-cycles, rapid technological change, disruptive business models, low customer loyalty and an increased speed of innovation companies must focus on sustainable growth strategies. Make use of our foresight framework to stay ahead of the competition in the mid and long run!

Scenario to strategy process

This is an example blueprint of a simple scenario to strategy workflow


Each process step is supported by collaboration tools and software. Participants can be invited either to join the full process or just individual steps depending on expertise, available time and criticality. Our methods and tool configurator allows for high flexibility and fast results in each step.

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  • Within the regional excellence and innovation network “Intelligent Technological Systems OstWestfalenLippe” – oftentimes shortened to “it's OWL” - over 180 companies, universities and other partners collaborate on the latest tech and business models in IoT. 180 partners, 1 collaboration solution: Thanks to the ITONICS platform we can pool our knowledge, jointly analyze trends and technologies and derive future scenarios.

    Leader Foresight Strategy and Innovation
    UNITY AG
  • With ITONICS we managed to bring consistency, transparency and sustainability into our innovation management processes. Moreover ITONICS connects our employees worldwide as a comprehensive information and knowledge base on innovation, thus increasing our innovation potential enormously. In our view, ITONICS is the only provider who can provide a truly integrated innovation process from environmental scanning through innovation roadmapping in a consistent and holistic manner.

    Manager Technology and Innovation Management
    Global Cabling Company
  • Fast and measurable results tailored to our international organization were our basic expectations of an integrated innovation methodology and toolset. The trend-based approach, including a web-based collaboration platform by ITONICS allows us to capture and evaluate trends, inspirations and technologies, to derive fields of action and to ideate and innovate on a global level. Since we started in early 2016, we have already captured over 1,000 inspirations and ideas and have taken the first steps towards the implementation of innovative product and service concepts.

    Head of Innovation Research
    Multinational DIY Retailing Company

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