The outbursts of the global financial and economic crisis lead to a profound uncertainty in the economy, the society and in politics.

Since the beginning of 2008, a unified Euro payment transaction space was implemented with SEPA, the ‘single euro payment area’.

The international competitive constraints on the European maritime economy are getting increasingly tougher over the last years.

In the last years, the pressure on the air transport industry increased considerably. For many years, if not decades, the number of passengers and flights increased in the air transport industry.

The topics of the five scenarios head for completely different directions: re-nationalisation of the regions…regionalisation in the virtual knowledge economy… regional qualities against growth pressure…gold fever in the United Regions of Europe…sustainable knowledge at your fingertips.

Health care in Germany is midway through a drastic change triggered primarily by the altering demographic structure of the population.

On the 21st and 22nd of September in 2006, the first „Deutsche Breitbandkongress“  took place.

The question while analysing worldwide finance crise is, could it have been forecasted early?

After the successful second ScMI Future School in cooperation with the University of Paderborn, ScMI has expanded and intensified its collaboration with regional universities.

In their contribution „In Zukünften denken“ (“Thinking in futures”) to changeX, Alexander Fink and Andreas Siebe deal with the possibilities of future management.

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