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The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute is the strategic research center of the FERI Group and acts as a creative think tank. By focusing on all long-term trends and systemic developments a comprehensive picture of the future can be derived. Our analyses and studies give investors and asset owners profound decision support and strategic guidance in times of increasingly complex capital markets.Learn more
Our six core areas - money, society, politics, economy, nature and technology - act as central scenario drivers. As knowledge or so-called cognitive spaces, they structure our topic map - the mission map. Furthermore, they create links amongst themselves and thus generate a comprehensive picture of the future.Learn more
We examine issues such as escalating global debt, risks of the "new" monetary policy, and the increasing fragility of the global financial system.Learn more
We are concerned about key issues and risks in the global economy, long-term economic trends, and emerging alternative economic models.Learn more
Our topics are global phenomena such as climate change, resource scarcity and energy transition, as well as their economic, social and strategic significance.Learn more
Our central topics are the European political order as well as geopolitical trends and scenarios with a focus on USA, China, Russia and the Middle East.Learn more
We highlight in particular issues of demography, migration and social systems, in addition to aspects of culture, art, philanthropy and social behavior.Learn more
We also take a closer look at fundamental technological trends and innovations - focussing on mobility, robotics and artificial intelligence.Learn more
The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is currently on everyone's lips: applications such as ChatGPT illustrate the enormous momentum in this field. While emerging countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and India are generally very positive about AI applications, established industrialized countries are much more reserved.
The world faces great challenges. One of them is the long-term food security of the growing world population. Vertical farming offers sustainable and scalable solutions to the global food problem.
Massive leaps in innovation in the global agricultural and food system are necessary in order to ensure food security for the world population in the future and to be able to achieve the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement. One technology-enhanced practice that can contribute to this is vertical farming.
The numbers are alarming: Despite climate protection agreements, CO2 emissions continue to rise worldwide - after a brief, pandemic-related decline in 2020. Only a few countries are mainly responsible for this.
The FERI Trend Radar analyses fundamental developments and long-term trends using validated data to support strategic research processes. Based on an AI/Big Data platform that accesses a data volume of more than 30 million data sets per year, context-relevant data is identified and structured worldwide. This allows for real-time monitoring of short- and long-term trend topics as well as an assessment of the respective trend and trend dynamics. The FERI Trend Radar thus enables a comprehensive penetration of possible future scenarios for the economy and capital markets in an easily understandable way. Read more in our case study.
We primarily focus on the early identification of future-relevant topics. To do this, we use a multidimensional, networked analysis approach that concentrates on the six core areas: money, nature, politics, society, technology and the economy. These so-called cognitive spaces in turn bundle numerous interconnected topics. This has resulted in a topic map that is now richly filled: the "Mission Map" of the FERI Cognitive Finance Institute.
Our six knowledge areas (Money, Economy, Nature, Politics, Society and Technology) act as central scenario drivers. As cognitive spaces, they structure our mission map. They also create connections between the individual areas and thus generate a neural scenario image.
"Cognitive Finance" defines a new method for a holistic understanding of the economy and capital markets. The term is based on the classic theory of cognition, but goes far beyond it: it integrates the latest findings from biology, psychology and neuroscience and addresses the problem of limited human cognitive ability.