Foresight analysis of the water sector for Panama to the year 2040 as a strategy for the identification of technological and innovation opportunities

Pere Escorsa Castells, Enric Escorsa O'Callaghan, Juan Manuel Montes Hincapie, Gabino Ayarza Sanchez, Bibiana Arango Alzate, Jairo Chaur Bernal, Raul Hernández Zarta, John Fredy Moreno Sarta

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© 2017. revistaESPACIOS.com. The City of Knowledge Foundation (CoKF) of Panama, has raised the need to use foresight as a strategy for identifying technological and innovation opportunities in priority issues (Water management, Education and Health) for Panamanian society on the horizon year 2040. This article presents the results of the consultancy-conducting foresight workshops developed for the WATER MANAGEMENT issue by the multinational team composed of experts from the IALE Company Technology (Spain - Chile), Universidad Pontifícia Bolivariana and the University Medellin (Colombia). The objective of the consultancy has been apply the appropriate methodologies for the conducting of foresight workshops, according with the issues previously identified and with the participation of experts in WATER MANAGEMENT issue gathered by the FCDS. The knowledge generated during the workshops have identified the most relevant to Panama innovative technological applications for the issue of WATER MANAGEMENT, in which the converging or emerging technologies (NIBC: Nano, Info, Bio and Cogno) affect in special way.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalEspacios
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Escorsa Castells, P., Escorsa O'Callaghan, E., Montes Hincapie, J. M., Ayarza Sanchez, G., Arango Alzate, B., Chaur Bernal, J., Hernández Zarta, R., & Moreno Sarta, J. F. (2017). Foresight analysis of the water sector for Panama to the year 2040 as a strategy for the identification of technological and innovation opportunities. Espacios.