About the Institute
The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies promotes international collaboration and transdisciplinary research and dialogue on critical, emerging, and future innovations deemed to be of high societal relevance, impact, and consequence. The Institute examines innovation trends in a variety of domains, technological, scientific, economic, social, political, and in the arts, the environmental and human sciences. It analyses these innovations’ existing conditions, studies their trends, and future possible development and scenarios, and assesses both their ethical dimensions and issues, and their possible societal outcomes and cultural effects.
The Institute aspires to be an active transdisciplinary agent and key stakeholder in shaping the good governance of critical emerging innovations, and their public debate. It does this by way of its networks, through collaborations with universities, other institutions, industry, and independent actors worldwide. And with its organized activities, that include public debates, articles, seminars, lectures, and conferences, as well as the Institute's active participation in international and national experts’ programs, and governmental and independent fora and initiatives.
The Institute cherishes both its international tradition and outlook, and its open,
inclusive, and transdisciplinary identity; and it upholds the ideal of the greater
value of the common good.