Technological forecasting for scientific and technological human resources 2019

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Getz Daphne, Buchnik Tsipy, Gilad Vered, Tziperfal Sima. Technological forecasting for scientific and technological human resources 2019 Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2019.

This study was conducted as part of a four-year tender for the National Council for Research and Development in the Ministry of Science and Technology. The objective of this study is to execute forecasts of the needs of scientific and technological personnel for selected fields / professions for the short term (10 years). 

The past two decades have been characterized by accelerated growth of new technologies in the fields of robotics, communications and information systems, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy and more. Technologies that affect all areas of the economy (health, education, industry, agriculture, trade, etc.) and dictate new work patterns, new professions while others disappear and appropriate training and skills. In the business sector in Israel, there is often a claim of a shortage of manpower in various fields (cyber, computers, electricity, water, energy, environment, construction, infrastructure, etc.). of the Israeli government need to examine whether technological / vocational education and academic education supply suitable manpower to meet market needs. The formulation of a long-term science and technology policy is an important task, based on analyzing the development trends of various technological fields over time, understanding the potential contribution of science and technology to the economy and society, and identifying barriers that hinder possible developments (IDC, 2001). 

This report, which was submitted at the end of the second year of the project, focuses on two issues: 

Energy Storage 

Smart Cities 

We hope that this work will help to expand understanding and knowledge about future demands for scientific and technological manpower, and to guide and prioritize investments in human resources training in science and technology in areas of demand. 

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