Intelligence Watch promotes an independent and qualified public debate by making available research on key sustainability issues. The think tank draws on a number of external scholars of high academic class in the focus areas of environmental, economic and social issues and related interdisciplinary fields such as urban planning, health, communication and diversity.
Intelligence Watch is based on triple helix between academia, industry and the public sector, a dialogue in which the research is provided valuable insights from decision makers. This process promotes the dissemination and use of research results to the benefit of the network members and the surrounding community.
Intelligence Watch encourage researchers to make available and popularize their research by presenting it in an accessible language with the aim of reaching a wider public. It shall be in full academic freedom. Thus, the researchers are independent and themselves responsible for the analysis and conclusions. The research shall be policy-relevant and strive for practical application.
Intelligence Watch has ear to the ground to find the most topical and policy relevant questions and continuously listens to its members and research network.
To some research are linked reference groups to capture the experiences and perspectives from a broader base. It provides an opportunity to discuss the conclusions and may contribute to the spread of research results into practical use among the organizations concerned. The researchers listen to the reference groups, but always have the last say on the contents of the reports issued by Intelligence Watch.
Intelligence Watch disseminates its research results at seminars and conferences with decision makers from industry, government, academia and politics. The studies are communicated through an active media strategy including opinion articles, press releases and social media in order to stimulate public debate.