Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Future Potentials Observatory (FPO)

Antecedent research project
Ongoing research projects
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Nonprofit limited liability company
Founder and Owner
MOME Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Innovation
Our Foundation has established the Future Potentials Observatory Nonprofit LLC in January 2023. Its misson is to investigate, analyse and present the future potentials of social entities (such as family, organization, country), geopolitical frontiers, innovation and design horizons – all in an EAST-WEST context.

The holistic concept of future potential expresses the readiness of social entities (e.g. family, organization, country) in terms of their ability to preserve a good life for their members in a unity of order through the strategic management of future changes.

The foundations for good life is provided by peace and security, attachment, care, and balance, while changes appear and require strategic management in the fields of ecology-geopolitics, technology, socio-economy and culture.

Antecedent research project

Ongoing research projects

1.Future Potentials

Leader: Petra Aczél

Future Potentials Index (FPI)

  • Development of FPI

Future Potentials of

  • Corporations/Companies 
  • Families

2.Geopolitical Frontiers

Leader: Nuno Morgado

  • Historical/Cultural/Political aspects of frontiers in East-West context
  • Geopolitical Frontiers Map
  • Forcasting new Geopolitical Frontiers

3.Innovation and Design Horizons

Leaders: Gábor Pörzse – Ákos Schneider

  • Historical/Economic aspects of innovation and design horizons in East-West context
  • Innovation and Design Horizons Map
  • Forcasting new Innovation and Design Horizons


Zoltán Szántó Oszkár

Scientific and Executive Director, Chair of the Executive Committee

Professor of economic sociology and social theory

Marica Sárközi-Kerezsi

Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Lawyer, specialist in higher education and data protection

Petra Aczél

Member of the Executive Committee, Leader of the Future Potentials Project

Professor of communication and media studies

Péter Szabadhegy

Chair of the Advisory Board

Businessman, former Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Nuno Morgado

Leader of the Geopolitical Frontiers Project

Assistant professor of geopolitical studies

Gábor Pörzse

Co-leader of Innovation and Design Horizons Project

Associate professor of innovation management

Ákos Schneider

Co-leader of Innovation and Design Horizons Project

Assistant professor of design studies

Advisory Board

Péter Szabadhegy


Chris Ball

member, Quinnipiac University

Dan Breznitz

member, University of Toronto

Paul Shrivastava

member, Pennsylvania State University

Edouard Husson

member, University of Cergy-Pontoise

Tamás Lőcsei

member, PwC Hungary

Member of the European
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