FUTURE CHALLENGES WORKSHOP

2019 DECEMBER

Demola Global Future Challenges Workshop

  • 9 December (Mon)
  • 15:00 - 18:00
  • Embassy of Finland
  • Free
  • FCCJ members only event
  • Limited amount of participants

What is Demola Global?

Demola is a Finnish-born industry-government-academia collaborative innovation creation platform. It functions as an international enterprise problem solution network with 56 universities and now operates in 17 countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Slovenia, Japan, China and Nepal.

Demola workshops are designed to solve real future challenges the companies and organizations face and to create new service concepts and demos. Demola works with a variety of companies and organizations that operate in different fields from humanitarian work to quantum physics.

Demola trademark and innovation platform is owned by Demola Global. Demola Global was established in Tampere, Finland. Now Demola operates in 17 countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Slovenia, Japan, China and Nepal.

In Japan Demola has been since 2018, when Hokkaido University was the first Asian university to join the Demola alliance. 

 

Event Details:

Demola Workshop -
Great Chance to Develop Your Strategic Thinking

Understanding the future is inevitable in today’s world. Technology is rapidly and constantly developing, while life cycles have become shorter. In addition, more and more products and services are affected by how the new generations view and value them. With this speed of change, companies who are open for new perspectives and able to see the need for change in time will be at the top of their game.

Easier said than done, we know. That is why we, FCCJ and Demola Global are organizing Future Challenges workshop for FCCJ members. The participants joining the Future Challenges Workshop get to design intriguing challenge descriptions based on future scenarios. These descriptions may be utilized e.g. as key factors in internal investment decision-making, vehicles for strategy work or simply to stimulate one’s personal thinking by challenging old paradigms.

Why to Take Part?

Future signals, trends and megatrends are at the center of attention in this concrete but informal workshop. You may think about possible themes and phenomena from your organization’s perspective or from you own personal point of view.

A few preliminary questions to ponder before the workshop:

  • Which novel weak signals (phenomena, services, products, events) have caught your interest lately and why?
  • Which societal or global changes might affect your organization the most in the following 5-10 years?
  • How do you envision the change of behavior among your relevant stakeholders?

Workshop agenda (3 hours):

  • The basics of future work & co-creation
  • Examples of future scenarios & challenge descriptions
  • Future scenario design & discussion through weak signals and megatrends
  • Discovering and choosing the solid foundation for future challenge descriptions

The results of the workshop will be processed by Demola co-creation experts to finalized future challenge descriptions, which are presented to the partners after the workshop.

If you need more information regarding this workshop, please contact office@fcc.or.jp