4CF Surf the Future

I recommend 4CF as a dependable partner in Strategic Foresight and Futures Literacy for policy-making and Strategy.

Riel Miller, Foresight Director, UNESCO

Project results as well as the process whereby they were obtained have me convinced as to the professionalism and innovativeness of 4CF on the Polish market.

Krystian Chmielewski, VicePresident Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Polska

4CF provided foresight expertise at a highest level of professional skill.

Alberte Ruud, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Public Road Administration

4CF experts successfully implemented a Real-Time Delphi tool - HalnyX - for the needs of an expert study.

Irena Pichola, Partner, Member of the Board, Deloitte Advisory Sp. z o.o.

4CF offers the highest quality of Business Foresight services

Marcin Kubajczyk, Marketing Director, Hoop Polska

4CF has had a clear mission for over a decade: we study the future to help our clients make the right strategic decisions. In other words: we support companies and institutions around the world in reaching their goals by helping them shape the future and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

We specialize strictly in strategic foresight, a branch of strategic consulting which is crucial to the realisation of goals in a dynamic market environment. We guarantee the highest quality of services, our best recommendation are satisfied clients from Poland, Europe and other continents. We make sure that our clients always keep a step ahead of their competitors. We stay in the lead by constantly perfecting our methodology and actively cooperating with key international institutions.

What does “4CF” stand for?

We have chosen it for a number of reasons:

Firstly, 4CF is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase tempus est carpendi futurum, ‘it is time to seize the future’

Secondly, it is a reference to the fourth element of a long-term strategic analysis: the Culture of Foresight.

Thirdly… we’ll keep this one for when we meet!

I recommend 4CF as a dependable partner in Strategic Foresight and Futures Literacy for policy-making and Strategy.

Riel Miller

Foresight Director, UNESCO

4CF experts successfully implemented a real-time Delphi tool – HalnyX – for the needs of an expert study.

Iwona Pichola

Member of the Board, Deloitte Polska

I believe 4CF’s publication to be of vital importance. It brings optimism to our views on the future of Polish road infrastructure. The National Bank of Poland devotes close attention to the development of Polish infrastructure as it is an important factor which affects Polish economy.

Robert Jagiełło

Director of the President's Office, National Bank of Poland

The reports we received were not only of high quality but were also clear and well structured. The provided data helped in the realisation of our plans and we are willing to continue the cooperation. We recommend 4CF as a reliable partner.

Katarzyna Urbańska

Director of Legal Affairs, Polish Confederation Lewiatan

We have cooperated with 4CF on projects involving strategy and pre-emptive analyses within the fields of national security and the arms industry. 4CF are competent specialists in strategic foresight.

Krystian Chmielewski

Vice President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Polska

4CF provided foresight expertise at a highest level of professional skill. I recommend 4CF to potential future partners and customers in the field of strategic foresight.

Alberte Ruud

Senior Advisor, Norwegian Public Road Administration

4CF provides services on the highest level. Our collaboration is very successful. Research products were conveyed in a timely and efficient manner. I recmmend 4CF as a credible and reliable business partner.

Cristina Ciecierski, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University

We are continuing our cooperation with 4CF and we recommend the company to all potential clients. 4CF is a trustworthy partner, they carry out their tasks swiftly and professionally.

Tomasz Jankowski

Financial Director, Allenort

Our cooperation with 4CF has thus far been successful. Due to the high quality of the provided analyses as well as reliability, we recommend 4CF to potential clients and partners.

Jarosław Bełdowski

Chairman of the Board, The Civil Development Forum Foundation

The 4CF company provided a high-quality analysis in accordance with the terms and conditions, keeping within the agreed time-frame.

Roman Jaworski

Deputy Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection, Polish Chief Inspectorate Of Environmental Protection

4CF provided research design and coordination at a high level of professional skill. I recommend him to potential future partners and customers in the field of strategic foresight.

Cristiano Cagnin

Senior Advisor, CGEE

4CF offers the highest quality of Business Foresight services. They are a trustworthy and reliable partner and fully deserve to be recommended to potential clients.

Marcin Kubajczyk

Marketing Director, Hoop Polska

Our History

4CF was established in 2007, soon after the project received first prize in a competition organised by The University Technology Transfer Centre of the University of Warsaw, founded by TechnoPort S.A.

The following years saw the company’s dynamic development and an ever growing group of satisfied clients. In 2008 we commenced cooperation i.a. with Hoop S.A. and carried out projects for the World Health Organisation and Bloomberg Initiative. We widened our services to include the needs of our clients. We also added services for institutions to our portfolio.

The Millennium Project

In 2009 we established the Polish node of The Millennium Project, the largest foresight think-tank in the world. It is a unique expert organisation with nodes in over 40 countries on all continents, it provides access to a net of over 4 thousand experts of various specialities as well as access to the most innovative methodologies and tools. TMP provides high quality foresight analyses for governments (including Kuwait, the USA, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Argentina), international corporations (such as Motorola, Monsanto, Ford Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell), the World Bank and institutions like the United Nations. 4CF cooperates closely with TMP in the realisation of its projects and the development of methodology.

Foresight Educational and Research Network

In 2012 4CF joined the best companies which specialize in long-term foresight and consulting in the classification of the foresight Education and Research Network (FERN). We are thankful for the opportunity to cooperate with FERN, as it promotes responsible and professional future studies.

4CF is currently the only company on the Polish market which specializes in long-term strategiesConstant cooperation with organisations such as UNESCO and military strategists allows us to offer our clients the most innovative solutions when it comes to gaining and maintaining a strategic advantage. The numerous projects which we have successfully carried out for companies and public institutions all over the world are the best testimony as to our competences.

Some of our clients:

Have you ever wondered…?

How the market will change within the current decade? What forces might transform it? When and why it might happen?

How to successfully foresee approaching changes? How to avoid being surprised?

How to prepare a strategy which will ensure the realisation of my organisation’s ambitious goals and allow us to maintain the necessary flexibility in a rapidly changing environment?

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