1. In order to achieve peaceful rise in the world and comprehensive renaissance, China must strengthen future study
2. How to use future study in the practice of the national strategies?
3. How to adapt economy, society, environment & resources to sustainable development?
◆ Positioning: an independent think tank, sustainability-oriented future research institute
◆ Characteristics: taking sustainable development as main tone, and oriented by interdisciplinary research and application
◆ Core Technology: soft technology
◆ Organization: co-founded by Beijing Academy of Soft Technology
& Center for Technology Innovation & Strategy Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
B. Priority areas － To Do And Not To Do
◆ Future foresight
◆ Future technology
◆ Future company
◆ Future business mode
◆ Future agriculture
C. Current main research projects
1. Study on long term strategy management & early warning system - using future study in the practice of the national strategies
◆ With the Class-A project supported by CASS, we organized 15 experts from the social sciences and natural sciences, after years of study a theoretical framework was established.
◆ Through the study on the whole country and some key areas, the research platform of "China 2050" was established.
◆ Study on State of the Future Index in China – China’s SOFI
2. China’s genuine progress indicator (GPI) system and its management － Tool for promoting sustainable development
"China's GPI－genuine progress indicator"
"GPI－genuine progress indicator of Beijing"
"GPI－genuine progress indicator of Gujiao City"
Compared with "Japanese GPI" &"GPI of United States"
3. The Millennium Project
－ Since 1997, there are more than 14 years to engage in the Millennium Project, organize Chinese scholars to participate in the relevant studies each year, and publish a report of "State of the Future" annually (2007 State of the Future was highly praised by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon), which is translated into Chinese.
－ 15 global challenges in the future
－ SOFI: State of the Future Index
－ Future Energy
－ Future Education（2030）
－ Reports of State of the Future
4. Study on future company: The Future 500 – Research of ecosystems in different sectors
Mission: To shape the future-oriented sustainable companies, maximize to fulfill corporate triple responsibility to help businesses achieve the leap & transition to the new economy.
“Triple bottom line”: Economic accountability,
Members of Future 500 in China
5. Sustainable agriculture research
6. Study on future trend (International Cooperation)
◆FTF（Future Trends Forum） － Identification of the future trends
◆European Futures Observatory－Study on Europe 2020/2030 (especially UK)
◆Business ethics research
D. Relevant papers
(a) Future company
1. The Future company and the Future 500
2. The Tripod of Future Leadership (Ravi Chaudhry)
(b) New Business Mode
1. New Business Mode and The World Business Academy
2. The New business mode of Bank in the 21st century
3. Business mode & the future of network industry
4. Organizational Innovation andVirtual Research Institutes
(c) Future Foresight
1. Global 15 Challenges (Millennium Project)
2. A century's review in the context of the past millennium science & society in china and the west (Dong Guangbi)
3. Moral Business in the Future (Ted Gordon) (PDF)
E. Major research achievements
◆Research achievements of soft technology:
1. Monographs on Soft technology: "Soft Technology—The Essence and Space of Innovation" (Chinese version, published in Beijing);"Global Technological Change--From Hard Technology to Soft Technology" （English version, published in UK & U.S）
2. Monographs on Soft-tech application: "Series II of Soft Technology－Service Innovation and Social Resource";"Series III of Soft Technology－Long-term strategy system integration and sustainable development"
3. A large number of papers related to soft technology published in China, Britain, France, Japan, etc., such as "Technological Institution and Soft Technology","The fourth generation of technology foresight", "Soft technology, soft infrastructure and Knowledge economy", "Technological Innovation and Soft Technology", "From national soft power to soft power of enterprises", "Global Technological Change and Business Mode Innovation－The abuliding Fourth Industrial Revolution", "Strategic Management and Institutional Innovation on Coal bed Methane Industry", "The policy of robot development in China", "Soft Technology-The Essential Factor in Innovation", etc.
◆Academic activities in the field of soft technology (see website of soft technology – Recent Events)
1. Throughout China, universities and enterprises
2. Carrying out academic exchanges with over 30 universities，research institutes, companies and international conferences in more than fifteen countries, for instance, Prof. JIN was invited to participate in the First ‘Festival of Thinkers’ as one of the ten World Thinkers with ten Nobel Laureates in 2005.
◆Macro strategy research
Commissioned by MOST, CASS, Beijing Development and Reform Commission, S863 Plan and etc. to preside or be in charge of following projects:
《National long-term strategy system integration and sustainable development》
《Study on strategy and operational mechanism of national S863 Plan》
《Strategy of Zhongguancun Science Park and Beijing Economy》
《International comparison of China's macro-management of high-tech》
《The water problem in China》
《Strategic Management and Institutional Innovation on Coal bed Methane Industry in China》
《Strategies in upstream oil and gas industry of China》
《Study on the industrial transformation strategy in resource-exhausted cities》
《Study on restructuring of China's energy strategy》
《The policy of robot development in China》
《Sustainable development and long-term strategy system》
《China’s GPI－genuine progress indicator》, and so on.
◆Business consulting and diagnosis
There are 10 books on business consulting and diagnosis published in China, which are the earliest monographs of this domain, such as "Industrial enterprise management consulting", "Management and enterprise diagnostics", "Formulation, methods & case studies of business strategy", etc.; with the experiences of business consulting and diagnostic in more than 40 domestic and foreign companies.
◆ Consulting software with independent intellectual property rights, such as Enterprises Evaluation, Benefit and Risk Evaluating System for Technological Project and etc.
Projects asked by the former State Planning Commission, State Science and Technology Commission, Ministry of Finance, S863 Plan and etc.:
《Evaluation of National High-Tech Research & Development Plan － From the dimension of society, economy & management》
《Assessment for The National Breakthrough Project during the Eighth Five-year Plan》
《Assessment for the contributions of intelligent robots to the national economy》
《Theoretical methodology of technical and economic evaluation for coal bed methane projects》
《Comprehensive assessment techniques of CIMS (Computer Integrated Manufacturing System) application project》, and other evaluation studies of a number of investment projects.
◆Research on regional planning and strategies
《Research on strategies of Beijing hi-tech industry》
《Strategy of Zhongguancun Science Park and Beijing Economy》
《Eco-city planning of Rizhao City》
《Knowledge economy and the capital economy》
《GPI－genuine progress indicator of Beijing》
《GPI－genuine progress indicator of Gujiao City》
《Transformation of urban development & Long-term Strategic Management System － a case study in a resource-based city》
《Luliangshan mode - comprehensive management of barren hills》, etc.