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Foresight-Driven Innovation

Innovating for the future.

In today’s fast paced environment, it becomes harder and harder to foresee future developments and the potential for long term success of new products and services. Traditional planning and innovation methods are reaching their limits with increasing uncertainty. Additionally, user’s needs and demands are increasingly driving product and service design, as the rise of methods like Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile Development show.

Rohrbeck Heger’s “Foresight-Driven Innovation” masterclass is designed to provide professionals a deep dive into the methods and tools that can be used to identify relevant trends and drivers of change, to develop alternative future scenarios and to identify business opportunities tackling future users’ needs.

The masterclass will be held in a fully virtual format, enabling participants from around the world to participate.

Who should attend?

Executives and managers at middle- or senior-management level who are involved in innovation, strategic decision-making as well as product development, focusing on helping their organizations stay competitive in the future.

Key benefits.

  • Method knowledge: Foresight, scenario development, creativity methods, ideation techniques, business modeling 
  • Deep dive into the focal topic including input from renowned experts
  • Visualized future scenarios and business opportunities to explore further
  • List of relevant trends and drivers of change
  • Virtual whiteboard will all information accessible after the course
  • Networking with other professionals in an interactive and interdisciplinary setting

Program Agenda.

The masterclass consists of five 3-hour-blocks with expert inputs, interactive group work sessions and discussions.

Day 1 – Orient to the future

Introduction to foresight and scenario-driven innovation

Collection of trends, drivers and influencing factors

Impact-Uncertainty Analysis to select Key factors

Day 2 – Understand the future

Development of different key factor projections


Development of scenario cross

Day 3 – Define the future

Expert input on the focal topic

Development of alternative future scenarios

Evaluation of scenarios

Day 4 – Personalize the future

Input on user-centered innovation methods

Development of personas and scenario storylines

Scenario visualisations

Day 5 – Innovate the future

Input on business model innovation use cases and best practices

Detection of future business opportunities

Future business ideation

Key topics.

  • Strategic foresight methodologies
  • User-centered innovation methodologies
  • Interface foresight – innovation
  • Examples and use cases of successful foresight-driven innovation
  • Theme-specific trends, drivers, alternative future scenarios and opportunities

Meet your instructors.

Tobias Heger

Founder & Managing Partner
Rohrbeck Heger

Dominik Krabbe

Innovation Consultant & Design Thinking Coach

Dates and themes.

In order to increase both depth of the program and relevance of the results, we are offering the masterclass with varying thematic focus areas. This will not only help to bring together participants with a common thematic interest, but also enable them to generate relevant results they can take back to their respective organizations and explore further.

New dates and topics for 2021 will be announced soon. Please sign up below so we can keep you informed.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the masterclasses will be held fully virtual. Course language is English. For more information, have a look at last year’s program brochure (for the onsite course) and check our terms and conditions.

Ready to innovate for the future?

Please sign up below so we can keep you informed on the upcoming masterclasses:

Rohrbeck Heger GmbH
Friedrichstraße 120, 10117 Berlin

Rohrbeck Heger GmbH was founded in 2014 by Prof. Dr. René Rohrbeck and Tobias Heger after years of continuous scientific and practical work in related domains to form the leading strategic foresight and innovation management consultancy.

Our mission is to increase firms‘ chances of long-term success and enhance firms‘ sustainable competitiveness. For this reason, Rohrbeck Heger services aim to help you be prepared for future consequences and trends in a way that you are able to shape your company’s future.

To achieve that we support our clients in translating trends into economic value. With our clients we engage in identifying growth opportunities outside their current business, refocus R&D spending towards high-margin innovations, and install systems to trigger and fuel new innovation initiatives.We will accompany you all the way from creating strategic plans to concept development and building and leveraging strategic foresight capabilities that enable you to succeed in the long-run.