Football moves the world and has a huge social, economical and ecological impact. That is why we are taking on a new Mission:
To transform the Allianz Arena into the Sustainability Arena of the future.
Germany-wide, more than 18 million football fans visit stadiums every year. The Allianz Arena alone attracts more than 2 million football enthusiasts every year which cheer for their club, meet friends, and have a great time. On a regional, national and international scale: Football moves the world and has a huge social, economical but also ecological impact. That is why we are starting a new Mission: Transforming the Allianz Arena into the Sustainability Arena of the future.
FC Bayern München – Germany’s most successful football club and owner of the Allianz Arena – wants to stand at the forefront of making sports events sustainable and integrate their fans on their journey to establish the first Sustainability Arena.
Futury, facilitator of innovation challenges, together with FC Bayern München and its partners started the project THE MISSION III: ‘Sports – Be sustainable!’
We are looking for the best entrepreneurial talents with the brightest ideas on how to transform the Allianz Arena into the Sustainability Arena of the future. With your enthusiasm and motivation we will develop your ideas into sustainable and innovative solutions within our three-month program, the Futury Founders Academy. We will equip you with everything that you need to succeed: from corporate partner access and expertise, via workshops, trainings and coaches, to financial support and office space.
To participate in the project, you do not necessarily have to apply with an idea. If you apply without an idea, you will be assigned to a team that already has an idea. But maybe your idea is the next big thing? Apply with your idea to find out!
The project aims to find innovative approaches to how the stadium experience in the Allianz Arena can be made more sustainable. But a stadium visit is not just about the game itself. The fan’s experience at a FC Bayern München football match begins long before the first kick and ends long after the final whistle:
The arrival, the “pre-game snack” and souvenir shopping are all exemplary steps and experiences of a football fan going to the stadium. Use these two illustrations to identify the points where sustainable innovation can take place and brainstorm your ideas to improve the process. The Customer Journey shows the journey of a football fan experiencing a visit at the stadium. The innovation fields are possible fields in which the Customer Journey can be improved.
Be creative and think outside of the box – Sky is the limit.
Keep in mind the following criteria for your solution:
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 fans’ experience at a football match. Each team will work on one idea. Beginning on the 13th of July 2020 for three months, the teams will work on their ideas in a co-working space in Frankfurt 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 know all 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 (yes, also to the arena itself!), we ensure a co-creational approach. Besides FC Bayern München and Allianz Arena, further partners which play a huge role during the stadium process will join the project and help the teams in developing their ideas. All teams will be accompanied by Arabesque and 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 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 own start-up or direct career access to one of the partners. How far you want to reach simply depends on your commitment on the project.
„Together with Futury, we are looking for the best entrepreneurial talents that help us transform the Allianz Arena into the Sustainability Arena of the Future.“
„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?“
Fill in the application formular with your first name, last name and Email adress.
Attatch your CV.
Optional: If you have an idea, fill in the idea form and submit it alongside your CV.
Yes, it is important for us to make sure that you have all the resources you need 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 guideline.
Yes of course! We are open for people from all walks of life, in the end, its your skills and ideas, that matters!
We match talents based on their skills and their background, to make sure that everyone can contribute to the outcomes in a different way. Because there is no innovation without diversity ;-)
• 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. During the application process, we will help you to develop one or we 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.