Futury runs 3 months co-innovation programs where students and corporates from various industries jointly develop new solutions.
The Futury Innovation Lab is a program in which young talents work in small teams on innovation issues of established companies. Futury always starts with the innovation challenge of the companies and transforms them into a project. For this projects, students and graduates are sought who have already applied with an idea for the respective innovation question. The selected teams then pass through the Futury Innovators Academy, a structured three-month innovation program. In this program, the teams develop their ideas from the first draft to the validated product/service with the help of experts, trainers, and the Futury team.
The difference between the Futury Innovation Lab and THE MISSION is that the Futury Innovation Lab refers to one corporate partner and one innovation challenge. The THE MISSION projects, on the other hand, address a problem that concerns many companies at once. Sustainability is always the main topic of THE MISSION projects, whereas in the Futury Innovation Lab other challenges can be in focus as well. At the Futury Founders Academy, there are also no predefined future topics. Before the project starts, Futury and the corporate partner jointly formulate an innovation challenge. After that, our young talents can take on this challenge and develop their own ideas with our support. Another difference is that the projects of the Futury Innovation Lab can be carried out locally in Germany or worldwide. The participants have the opportunity to work remotely from their home towns and do only have to come to the compulsory events, i.e., the workshops, coaching sessions, and company visits. The THE MISSION series projects all take place full-time in Frankfurt.
During the project, the teams pass through the Futury Innovators Academy (FIA). The FIA is a three-month innovation program structured in a way, that different teams with different ideas can develop their ideas from the first draft to the final business model.
The FIA is based on a design thinking approach that is geared towards developing prototypes as quickly as possible, which can then be tested on companies and customers in the next step. The prototype can look different and could turn out to be a software, application, product, holisitc strategy concept, etc.
The Projects are for young talents who have a creative mind and who are motivated to develop their own idea forward to a valid business case in three months.
If you are innovation-driven and passionate about new ideas and want to work on your first own business, you have come to the right place. We are looking for young talents from various specialist areas who are applying alone or as well as a team with their first approach. The three-month innovation program can be credited as a compulsory internship for university, or simply used to gain first practical experience and to network with established companies.
Futury is an innovation and company building platform that connects students and innovation-seeking companies. We like to give talented people the opportunity to unlock their full potential by developing value-based innovations.
Futury starts with the innovation request of the business partner, transforms it into a project and invites young talents and entrepreneurs to participate in these. During the project phase, the teams go through a structured, three-month start-up and innovation program that takes them from the first concept to the final business case.
In addition to professional and technical workshops, the teams are coached by experienced mentors of the Werte-Stiftung, to ensure sustainability in innovation.
During our project with Futury, we have seen that Futury can offer us a great opportunity to work together with young, well-educated and committed people to develop new, innovative ideas.
Futury helped us the most by offering us the access to the corporate partner network. This allowed us to validate our ideas and hypotheses and test our products in a real-world scenario.