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Karlheinz Steinmueller

I am interested in all the surprises the future could bring to us - as a person engaged in foresight and as a sci-fi writer.

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Scientific director and founding partner of “Z_punkt GmbH – The Foresight Company” at Cologne and Berlin (www.z-punkt.de)

Engaged in futures studies for large European enterprises and public administrations

Special fields of expertise include innovations in companies and society, technological foresight and technology assessment, scenario development and wild cards, history and methodology of foresight

Born in 1950 at Klingenthal/East Germany

Trained in physics (diploma 1973) and philosphy (PhD 1977)

Worked at the East German Academy of Sciences (modelling of ecosystems)

Published together with Angela Steinmüller nine science fiction books, two books about foresight and a biography of Charles Darwin

Works in the field of foresight since 1991

More information at www.steinmueller.org

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Researcher in private business
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Research information
Interest in Cooperative research related to :
• Nuclear research
• Security
• Space
• Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
• Transport (including aeronautics)
• Environment (including Climate Change)
• Energy
• Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies
• ICT - Information & communication technologies
• Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
• Health
Interest in Individual research related to :
• Social Sciences & Humanities
• Physical Sciences & Engineering
• Life sciences
Interest in JRC thematic priorities such as :
• The EURATOM programme
• Europe as a world partner
• Security and freedom
Type of research :
• Applied in a commercial context
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  • The Future as Wild Card
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  • Wild Cards - Preparing for the Unpredictable

    By: Karlheinz Steinmueller     Posted on: 01/03/2011     Last update: 4774 days ago

    Wild Cards – Preparing for the Unpredictable Karlheinz Steinmüller Z_punkt The Foresight Company, Berlin/Germany   Wild Cards in the Framework of Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning In recent years, risk assessment and ... full article