Anticipatory mapping of science frontier issues

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Meeting online on 7 July 2020 for its second reunion, the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) Foundation Board of Directors approved the outcomes of the last six months of operations, keeping the Foundation on track of its 2020-2022 Implementation Roadmap. President of EPF Lausanne Martin Vetterli has been welcomed as co-chair of the Academic Forum; scientific emerging topics of the four GESDA thematic platforms have been prioritized, and filtered through a respectively 5, 10, and 25 years’ horizon; the approved GESDA methodology (called “Situation Room”) will be tested and enriched over the next 20 months; the priorities for the next seven months have been set. The latter include the completion of the work on anticipatory scientific frontier issues, preliminary scouting of impactful solutions with the GESDA communities, an evaluation of possible partnerships, and outreach actions in International Geneva, now that GESDA has established its offices at Campus Biotech, the new hub of info-nano-bio-cogno convergence and renewed science diplomacy.