The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) was founded in 1972 and today employs 190 people. The range of services includes technology foresight and the creation of scenarios and roadmaps of future technological developments, the evaluation of innovations and their potentials as well as the advisory service for industrial players and policy-makers on the introduction and implementation of innovative solutions. Research is organised in the so-called competence centers (CC) energy policy and energy systems, industrial and service innovations, innovation and technology management and foresight, sustainability and infrastructure systems, policy and regions, and emerging technologies. The CC ‘emerging technologies’ analyzes the potentials, effects and design conditions for new technologies and develops presents options for action to decision makers from industry and politics. The CC is involved in the business areas innovations in the health system, information and communication technologies, and biotechnology and life sciences.