Darja Vrščaj is currently working as a Foresight Researcher and Project Manager at SOIF, where she has worked on projects with a wide range of topics, such as the future of the humanitarian sector, future of food and future of adolescent mental health. She is also finishing her Ph.D. at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe), where her interdisciplinary research concerns future users in the transition from automobility to smart mobility. Besides lecturing at TUe, she has been a guest lecturer in user centric design at the Eindhoven Design Academy. Before that, Darja worked as a Foresight Researcher for the OECD, Science, Directorate for Technology and Innovation where she designed and carried out a foresight exercise in support of the OECD’s biennial flagship STI Outlook publication. She was also an Expert Trainee in Foresight and RRI at the European Parliament, Science and Technology Options Assessment Unit, where she co-established a new Scientific Foresight Service, which focuses on emerging S&T and developed the method for foresight for use by the newly created Scientific Foresight Service.
Project Manager and Researcher