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Epaminondas Christofilopoulos

Physicist

Epaminondas in the UNESCO Chairholder in Futures Research, hosted by the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), and he is the Head of the Foresight & Tools Unit in FORTH/PRAXI.

Having a background in Physics, Environmental Studies, International Relations and Foresight, Epaminondas has initially worked in the field of technology transfer and research commercialization, before setting up a new activity related to international research co- operation. Since then, Epaminondas has coordinated several projects in Eastern Europe, the Gulf peninsula, Latin America, Asia, and especially China, where he spent significant time during the last 10 years. Since 2010, Epaminondas draws particular focus on future studies and foresight.

He is a certified Future Strategist, member of the World Future Society (WFS), Vice-Chair of the Foresight Europe Network (FEN) and Co-Chair of the Greek Node of the Millennium Project, a Washington-based, Think Tank coordinating futures research and foresight studies. His current interests include the use of gamification methods in foresight, the future of work, the concept of futures literacy, and delivering futures thinking workshops.