Dr. Rafael Popper (PhD) is Principal Scientist in Business, Innovation and Foresight at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Dr. Popper is also Director of Executive Education in Foresight and Sustainable Futures’ and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was also appointed as Professor of Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Governance at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia. He has over twenty years of experience working as foresight and innovation policy consultant for several international organizations including the European Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Council, United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Programme (UN-REDD), Andean Community of Nations (CAN), as well as for several government and business organisations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
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External Director, Futures Diamond Ltd2020
Professor of Foresight and Innovation Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)2018
Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland1 Aug 2016
CEO & Innovation Director, Futures Diamond Ltd2013
CEO & Innovation Director, Futures Diamond2011