Issue editors: Yantsislav Yanakiev, Giuseppe Vella
This Issue of the Journal of Defence & Security Technologies (JDST) is published by the Bulgarian Defence Institute “Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov,” Sofia, Bulgaria.
The main focus is on Defense Technology Foresight.
This volume is based on the results achieved in the framework of the European Defence Agency Project „Predictive methodologY for TecHnology Intelligence Analysis“(PYTIA) carried out in the period 2018-2020.
PYTHIA has received funding from the European Union's Preparatory Action on Defense Research under grant agreement No 800893.
The goal of PYTHIA this project is to design an innovative methodology that will predict the evolution of technologies through the analysis of technological trends.
The innovative aspect of PYTHIA consists in its global approach. Indeed, the ambition of the project is not limited to only providing a technological forecast, but to evaluate the possible impact of the emerging technologies on the European Defense.
To achieve this goal, a consortium of 8 partners from 6 European countries manage this project by sharing their expertise, including: Engineering (Italy) – project coordinator, Zanasi & Partners (Italy) – scientific technical coordinator, Expert System (France), Hawk Associates Ltd (United Kingdom), Military University of Technology (Poland), ICSA (Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis) Foundation (Italy), Romanian National Defense University, Carol I, Bulgarian Defense Institute "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" – project security officer.
Moreover, the project is supported by 24 stakeholders from 14 European countries.