Banking - Be Green!
A Customer Lifecycle Approach

The sustainability debate has fully gripped the financial sector. So how can new, sustainable and integrated offerings look like, especially in retail banking, that a bank should offer its customers in the future?

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"Banking - Be Green!" Blog

What is "Banking - Be Green!" about?

The banking industry is currently going through a lot of changes, as the customer preferences and demands transform. Our project aims to determine the expectations of new generations of customers and adapt our partner Deutsche Bank’s offerings accordingly.

Consumers’ awareness of the importance of sustainability has drastically affected their purchasing behavior. When choosing a new product or a service, sustainability has become one of the deciding factors, especially for the younger generation.

Banks provide customers with different products and services at every stage of their lives. From financing the education, to buying their own house, to planning the retirement. They need to adapt their offerings to the preferences and expectations of the new generation to retain market leadership and grow their customer base.

But how? In collaboration with Deutsche Bank, Futury has defined five fields of innovation, in which customers reach out to banks’ services: Mobility, Education, Consumption, Nutrition and Aging.

In each of these five innovation fields, one team consisting out of 4 students develops an innovative idea. How do they do this? What does the innovation process look like? Have a look at our Blog Post about "Banking - Be Green!" to find out more.

"Banking - Be Green!" Blog

Project Timeline

December 2019
End of the application period.
December 2019
Announcement of the Participants
February 2020
Official Project Kick-Off with the selected 5 Teams and all Corporate Partners
February-April 2020
Project Development Phase
Intensive workshops on topics like Design Thinking, Business Modelling, Market research, Customer Experience, etc;

Execution of the ideas, prototyping, company visits, expert talks, pitches.
May 2020
Final Pitch for the Corporate Partners.
Ulrich Höngen, CEO Wisag Catering

During our project with Futury, we have seen that Futury offers us an excellent opportunity to work together with young, well-educated, and committed people to develop new, innovative ideas.

Laura Mehler

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Futury support me financial?

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 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. Durch 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 guideline.

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

Yes of course! We are open for people from all walks of life, in the end, its your idea, that matters!

How do you put the teams together?

We are trying to mix the teams as best as we can. Innovative ideas arise, when people from different backgrounds work together!

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:

+49 157 85668599

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 WeWork 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