Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society

The Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society (IFIS) places the role of human choice and responsibility at the forefront of considerations of innovation. IFIS is committed to the ideas that:

  • Innovation is a complex process in which both social and technical elements and their interactions interact to create outcomes—some desired, others not;
  • Knowledge—its creation, its dissemination, and its validation—while an essential component to addressing contemporary challenges, must also be understood as contextual, contingent, and pluralistic; and thus
  • Future-making needs to be a more interdisciplinary, more anticipatory, and more democratic practice.