Digitalization, conflict of generations, sustainability issues all around the world and now ‘Corona’! The ever-changing circumstances pressure the status quo of how, where and with whom we work. There is a clear lack of innovation and we are here to change it.
We spend at least 1/3 of our days at work. Drowned in our daily routine, we often ignore what’s happening around us and don’t have time to reflect on how, where and with whom we work. Oftentimes, we adapt to existing norms and company culture that have existed for generations and accept them thinking there’s no room for change. But COVID-19 challenged us in a way that we couldn’t continue business-as-usual anymore. Millions of people had to adjust their routines and find new ones, realizing that there was room for change. The way we as a society handled the situation has proven us that we have the ability to adapt to new circumstances and find solutions for most pressing issues. In the next years, a whole new generation will enter the job market. They have different expectations from their employers and a value system that is built around the topic of sustainability.
And that is why Futury is challenging you to find the answer to :
Deutsche Bank, Handelsblatt Media Group, Bain & Company, Green Cycle and many others want to build the future of work with you in our new project, “The Mission IV: Work – Be Next!”. The application is open - hurry up!
Futury together with its corporate partners started the project THE MISSION IV: ‘Work– Be next!’
We are looking for the best entrepreneurial talents with the brightest ideas on how to transform ‘work’ towards a next level – a more sustainable level. 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 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 the way, where and with whom all of us work.
Every employee journey is unique, depending on the industry, location and career level people are in. When brainstorming your initial innovative idea, imagine what a typical day of an employee looks like and identify potential problems they might be facing along the way. See an exemplary Daily Employee Journey below:
YOUR IDEATION PROCESS:
With the initiative THE MISSION, we want to pursue one goal. To bring sustainability into various fields of the industry. To this purpose, all THE MISSION partners have jointly defined 12 different topic areas. Each of these areas will be covered by one innovation project, i.e. a MISSION. Each project lasts three months and consists of different phases, which are described below.
During our project with Futury, we have seen that Futury can offer us a great opportunity to work together with young, well-educated and committed people to develop new, innovative ideas.
„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.
Absolutely. We pay our teams a monthly salary. Moreover, we cover all project-related costs, like traveling to partners during the project as well as the costs for the prototype.
As long as you can commit to the project full-time! For you to get the best out of this experience, we recommend applying after having finished at least 5 semesters of your Bachelor studies . If you feel like you're ready anyway - give it a try!
Very close! We involve the partners already in the Onboarding Week and organize at least one mandatory weekly debrief with them. Each team gets at least one contact person in the partner companies for all their questions and requests.
Absolutely! But please be aware that each team-mate must apply individually. Follow the instructions in the application form. A dream team would normally consist of a Project Manager, a Software Engineer, a Product Designer and a Sustainability Expert. But there is no standard formula - it always depends on the idea.
Not before the application deadline. To make sure we give every applicant the same chance to be part of the project, we take our time to screen and process every application. The final-final results usually come 4-6 weeks before the project starts.
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!
From finding your next big job to creating your own start-up - it's up to you what you get out of this experience!
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.
Because you're your own boss! In the project, you and your team decide on what idea you work on and how you develop it. We give you a platform to create and grow, the rest is up to you. Sky's the limit!