Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair

Increasing uncertainty requires firms to upgrade their capabilities. Change creates challenges, but also opportunities. The chair aims to make organizations FIT to drive desirable futures for people, prosperity and planet.

« Our research is driven by the belief that organisations as we have built them for stable environments are ill equipped for the era of relentless changes that they face today. Change creates challenges, but also opportunities. The ability to embrace and profit from change will determine the winners from the losers in the 21st century. Over more than a decade we have studied organisations that profit from change, developed a maturity model for the future preparedness of organisations and developed a comprehensive set of practices for enabling foresight, innovation and transformation (FIT). »


René Rohrbeck, Director of the chair



Future Business Models in Building Renovation 2022


This two-year co-creation project brings together complementary and non-competitive industrial partners and final-year EDHEC students. It is orchestrated by the Chair and ARUP in order to meet the challenge of building renovation, in particular to achieve the objectives of the COP26.


The Future of Buildings 2021


This 9-month project brought together 20 partners and 350 students to identify key trends and future development scenarios in the building sector in order to develop innovative, technologically feasible and financially viable solutions.


The Future of Air Travel 2020


For 7 months, this project brought together 17 partners and nearly 130 students around the crucial moment faced by the airline industry during the spring 2020 COVID pandemic.


26.01.2023 - EDHEC
Read the 6th CNNum dossier about interactions at work between Humans & Machines
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01.12.2022 - EDHEC
Innovation conference 2022 : discover the programme of this event
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Executive Education


Visit our Executive Education page to see what programs we can offer you and your organization. Find out more about our Strategic Foresight Executive Certificate course or one of our customized programs. 



More than 50 companies work or have worked with the Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair. What they have in common is that they are moving forward in uncertain environments and have dedicated strategic foresight units that are committed to building future-oriented ecosystems in their sectors.


Go to the webpage « Partnering with the EDHEC FIT Chair »




The researchers of the Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair regularly appear in the media on various subjects. A detailed press review is available on the dedicated page.







01.01.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Medicine of the future: How and who is going to treat us?

Futures, Volume 146, January 2023, Pages 1 - 14

01.08.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

An Empirical Investigation of the Influence of Industry 4.0 Technology Capabilities on Agriculture Supply Chain Integration and Sustainable Performance

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, August 2022, Pages 1 - 21

01.08.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Adoption of big data analytics practices for sustainability development in the e-commercesupply chain: a mixed-method study

International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, September 2022

01.07.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Cutting-Edge Technologies for Production System Sustainability: A Moderator-Mediation Analysis

Information Systems Frontiers, July 2022

07.06.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Exploration of barriers and enablers of blockchain adoption for sustainable performance: implications for e-enabled agriculture supply chains

International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, June 2022