Water - Be Scarce!

Clean water is essential for life. With rain patterns changing due to extreme weather events, water supplies' stability is likely to become a more pressing social concern with every passing year. How can we guarantee a self-sufficient water supply?

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What we do

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!

What is the project about?

Sustainable water management means the ability to meet the present water needs without compromising future generations' ability to do the same, aiming for a nation that can be water self-sufficient. Water sustainability wants to ensure there is enough water to meet multiple needs. The water supply will remain consistent despite climate change impacts, such as a lack of rainfall and drought or too much rain and flood resilience.

Water demand 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, 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 why it´s now time to make a change! Be part of THE MISSION VIII to preserve clean water by implementing sustainable solutions to the world´s water consumption.

How will the project work?


We will select the best five 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 individual idea. For three months, the teams will work on their ideas in a co-working space in Frankfurt and will have the opportunity to collaborate with all corporate partners intensively.


Futury will welcome the teams with an intensive onboarding week full of methodological workshops, e.g., Design Thinking & User Research, and expert lectures in Frankfurt to put them directly on the right track. Afterward, the teams will prepare their initial pitches for the first milestone event - the Kick-off - to present their innovative and sustainable ideas to all project partners and get to know them for the first time.

Working Phase

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 modeling and testing specialists. And get exposed: the Handelsblatt, an initiator of THE MISSION, will give you great reach through their media channels!

Final Pitch

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 own start-up or direct career access to one of the partners. How far you want to reach simply depends on your commitment.

Enjoy your Benefits!

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
Possibility to kick-start your entrepreneurial career

When will the project start?

It depends on several factors which THE MISSION project follows next. We at Futury have to find and win suitable corporate partners for each MISSION project, coordinate the time frame with them, and take other factors into account. We can only publish the exact start date and application period about six months before we start a project due to these facts.

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.

What is Futury about?

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 in our 3-month innovation projects.

In our THE MISSION initiative, we tackle 12 different innovation fields with unique 3-month projects in which 20 talents work together with selected partner companies on innovative solutions. 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.

Project Timeline

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For me, Futury means diversity, both on a professional level and a personal level, fun and lots of innovation and new experiences.

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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?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Futury support me financially?

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.

I am still a student, can I participate in a THE MISSION 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.

How close do I work with the corporate partners?

All teams are in permanent contact with the corporate partners of the project through contact persons from the corporates, corporate visits, and presentations.

Can I apply with my friends as a team?

Absolutely! Just let us know in the application form.

I am not a student anymore, can I still participate in the THE MISSION projects?

Yes of course! We are open to people from all walks of life, in the end, it's your idea, that matters!

Can I work for FUTURY?

SURE! We are always looking for awesome people to support our team.❗ In the section Jobs you can find our open positions!

Questions? Contact me!

If you have any questions regarding the projects or the application process, just send me an e-Mail or give me a call:

+49 160 5759901

What are my benefits?

• 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

Can I apply without an Idea?

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.

Where do I work during the project?

Our teams get an own office in TechQuartier in Frankfurt where they work closely together with other startups and small companies.

Contact data

Futury GmbH
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 51
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 – 348 750 53
E-Mail: hello@futury.eu