Clean water is essential for life and now with rain patterns changing due to extreme weather events, the stability of water supplies is likely to become a more pressing social concern with every passing year. How can we guarantee a self-sufficient water supply?
Together with Deutsche Bank, Bain & Company, PreZero and Handelsblatt, Futury has launched a new initiative for a sustainable future. We are searching for young talents for each of these twelve topics to develop sustainable solutions within 3-month innovation projects.
Are you concerned about the future of our planet? Join now to make a change!
Sustainable water management means the ability to meet the water needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same, aiming a nation that can be water self-sufficient. Water sustainability wants to ensure thereis enough water to meet multiple needs and that the water supply will remain consistent despite climate change impacts, such as a lack of rainfall and drought, or too much rain and being flood resilient.
Demand forwater is expected to continue to increase globally, driven by rising populations and economic development. Forecasts suggest that the world will face a 40% shortfall in water supplies by 2030, and extreme weather events, natural disasters, water crises and other water-related risks rank highly in the annual Global Risks Report issued by the World Economic Forum.
That is whyit´s now time to make a change! Be part of THE MISSION VIII to preserve cleanwater by implementing sustainable solutions to the world´s water consumption.
We will select the best 5 teams (i.e. 20 applicants) from all over the world who bring the highest motivation and the best ideas to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the respective topic. Each team will work on one idea. For three months, the teams will work on their ideas in a co-working space inFrankfurt and will have the opportunity to intensively collaborate with all partners.
Futury will welcome the teams with an intensive onboarding week full of methodological workshops, e.g. Design Thinking & User Research, as well as expert lectures in Frankfurt to put them directly on the right track. Afterwards, they will prepare their initial pitches for the first milestone event - the Kick-off - where they will present their innovative and sustainable ideas and get to knowall project partner for the first time.
From then on, the teams start turning their ideas into reality. All project partners will support the teams with their know-how, industry insights and best practices. Through regular exchanges and on-sight visits, we ensure a co-creational approach. All teams will be accompanied by Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading strategy consulting firms, who provide helpful advice, methods and tools. Futury gives access to any other expert needed: user research, prototyping, business modelling and testing specialists. And get exposed: the Handelsblatt, an initiator of THE MISSION, will give you great reach through their media channels!
After three months of intensive work, the teams will present their prototypes and business models to all partners. This could be the first step towards your ownstart-up or direct career access to one of the partners. How far you want toreach simply depends on your commitment.
It depends on several factors which THE MISSION project follows next. We at Futury have to find and win suitable corporate partners for the project, coordinate the time frame with them, and take other factors into account. Due tothese facts, we can only publish the exact start date and application period about six months before we start a project.
But if you are interested in this exact project and don't want to miss the start of the application phase - then apply now via the application form below by uploading your CV. You will be one of the first to receive the information material and the exact start date of this project. You can then again apply officially.
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.
For me, Futury means diversity, both on a professional level and a personal level, fun and lots of innovation and new experiences.
Besides an energizing team spirit, you become part of a potential new start-up in a setting incomparable to anything else. Or can you think about a place where you get all the freedom you need to be creative and being paid for creating your own company?
Yes, it is important for us to make sure, that you have all the resources to make your idea happen and you can fully focus on your project. Therefore, we pay a monthly salary throughout the whole project.
Yes of course! As long as you are available for the duration of the whole project (usually three months). Note that all projects take place in Frankfurt, we need you to be here full time.
All teams are in permanent contact with the corporate partners of the project through contact persons from the corporates, corporate visits, and presentations.
Absolutely! Just let us know in the application form.
Yes of course! We are open to people from all walks of life, in the end, it's your idea, that matters!
SURE! We are always looking for awesome people to support our team.❗ In the section Jobs you can find our open positions!
• Work 3 months (full-time) in a co-working space in Frankfurt
• Intensive support by experts and renowned coaches
• Direct access to all corporate partners
• Workshops and training curriculum to provide all necessary skills
• Monthly financial support for you and your idea
• Internship Certificate + the possibility to get credit points for your studies
You can apply without an idea. We will then match you with other participants who are still searching for team members but already have an idea.
Our teams get an own office in TechQuartier in Frankfurt where they work closely together with other startups and small companies.