STT identifies new trends and develops inspiring views on the future of 'technology and society'. For that purpose STT facilitates a free space in which enthusiast stakeholders meet and develop creative views on the future. The results of STT's projects usually end up as starting points for new initiatives such as national (applied) research programs or public-private cooperation.
STT is opgericht door het Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs (KIVI). Daarnaast beheert STT 3 leerstoelen.