Do you want to create a more sustainable future?
Join our program and get the chance to turn your idea into reality!
A call for all makers, creators and innovators.
3 - Month Full-time Innovation Program
September 08th - December 03rd
Sustainability is gaining more and more attention and quickly moved to the top of almost every company's agenda. In fact, the call for a sustainable transformation is louder than ever but still lacks practical solutions to finally make the change. If we want to create a more sustainable future, however, we need to redesign today's approaches, ideate new solutions and – most importantly – convince people of this very important cause.
With our program "The Mission: Transformation– Be Sustainable!", we want to develop innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable transformation of our corporate world. We do not focus on a specific section but on all pillars of sustainability and cross-sector solutions. Specifically, we have defined three areas we want to tackle. Each area will be covered by one team of 3 talents:
We are looking for creative minds and ambitious individuals who want to challenge the status quo to find new solutions for one of these fields.
Now it's your turn. Do you already have innovative and sustainable solutions in mind? Maybe your idea is the next big thing. Apply now, to find it out!
If you can identify yourself with our Mission, we invite you to #jointhemissionnow! Whether you are an already existing team or an individual, if you want to participate in our upcoming program these will be your application steps:
To submit your application, we only need your CV. You do not need a project idea in this step.
With Laura, your recruiter.
A quick sustainability case study related to the program.
With Julia and Jannis, your project managers.
Our talents and community's health remains our top priority as we work through the unknown of the coming months. We have developed a Hygiene Concept including such measures as FFP2 respiratory masks and on-premise rapid testing and react quickly to the new regulations from Hesse's state to enable collaborative work in a safe environment.
Direct access and regular touchpoints with corporate partners, experts and coaches
+50 corporate partners already joined The Mission. Besides the Initiators Futury, Deutsche Bank, Bain & Company, Handelsblatt Media Group and PreZero, every Mission gets accompanied by approx. 5 - 10 program partners that will be announced soon.
Extensive workshops and coaching curriculum for your soft and hard skills
You will get Training and Coaching on both your soft and hard skills from program partners like Bain & Company, PIK, your Futury Coaches and more.
Tools & Methodologies
For a smooth and efficient collaboration
You will be equipped with tools and methodologies, enabling you to work easily during the program and beyond in your professional career. Examples are Miro, Design Thinking, Scrum,...
For you and your idea, including a prototyping budget
E.g., for a three-member team and the entire program, Futury provides financial support of 9.000 EUR + all program-related costs (e.g., prototyping, material, etc.).
A chance to make a real impact with your sustainable, innovative ideas
A chance to find your future co-founders and jumpstart your entrepreneurial career
You will be matched together in a team with 2 other motivated, young talents eager to turn your idea into reality.
Meet and work with people from every walk of life
In our The Mission programs, we have had participants from +20 different countries and people with diverse professional backgrounds. From business, to tech, to science, to humanities, to engineering...
A modern office in WeWork in the heart of Frankfurt
How do teams come together?
After we have reviewed all candidates, we will setup 3 interdisciplinary teams out of the most suiting candidates. Before starting in the program, of course, the teams will get to know each other.
Do I have to be in Frankfurt for the 3-Month Innovation Program?
Absolutely yes. The program takes place in Frankfurt, all participants must relocate for the duration of the project.
What does a typical working day in The Mission look like?
In The Mission, there is no such thing as a typical working day. You are your own boss and decide what exactly you will be working on each given day. Futury will guide you with weekly focus topics (User Research Week, Business Model Week, etc.) so you don’t get too overwhelmed with the workload. But trust us, no day will be like the one before!
What happens to my idea after the program?
Your idea belongs to you and your team. You decide together whether you want to continue developing it and how. Towards the end of the program, you will consult with your coaches and the partners on the perspectives of your idea and the options for continuation. Should at least one of the partners of the program be interested in continuing working with your team in an environment similar to The Mission after the Final Pitch, our partners from Founders Intelligence will set up and facilitate an 8-week The Mission Accelerator Program to continue working on your idea. Please note that the setup of the Accelerator is not possible without support from a corporate partner. You are absolutely free to apply for any other accelerator/incubator.
"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?"
"It's the combination of young enthusiastic talents on the one side and motivated corporate partners on the other side that enables The Mission to catalyze innovation in a unique way."
"The program provides you not only with a safe environment to develop your ideas or with experienced partners to work with. It also comes with many open-minded and energetic people and heaps of drive and positive energy. There are tons of awesome workshops, in which everyone improves their working styles, and learning is guaranteed on a constant level. The biggest take-away is to work independently, to grow together with your team, and to develop your own idea."
“It’s a very young, dynamic environment to work in. Moreover, we feel connected to all the other teams and do not have the need or feeling of competing against each other. Instead, we find this environment perfect for supporting each other’s ideas, struggles - being a big team.”
“We really like that The Mission is a safe environment to test out our ideas. In addition, Futury provides us with an excellent network of corporate partners that share their knowledge with us and are willing to help us to remove the roadblocks on our way.”
"It’s just great to work with so many inspired and motivated people. The corporate partners and Futury members act as experienced sparring partners, who supply us with great support and accompany us on our way towards a solution. They provide us with valuable feedback and help us taking on new perspectives."
“A huge diversity of personalities is one of the most valuable aspects being part of the Mission V. This environment is motivating and inspiring to make the most out of the time, which passes by very fast.”
This program is no ordinary internship, nor is it a one-time project. It can be the start of your first start-up, the start of your next job; it's entirely what you create out of it. Have fun and enjoy the journey, The Mission is an extraordinary experience for every participant!Apply now >