European Institute of Exponential

Technologies & Desirable Futures

Welcome to futur/io

futur/io is a new education and research institute focused on exponential technologies & desirable futures.

Now is the time to unlearn, to widen your lens and to hone your skills & tools in order to develop a framework for your strategic decisions for a better tomorrow.

We offer executive training, curate bespoke ideation experiences and conduct future scenario research – to support a new leadership in exponential times.

Our think tank is led by a tribe of leaders from science, industry, and government–our faculty is here to unlock your best future opportunities.

Our network of alumni & partners will set us apart.

/ Moonshots for Europe

Europe thrives on its diversity, technology & heritage.

Throughout the centuries, European entrepreneurs & enterprises have pioneered inventions and creativity. They have traveled the world searching for new ideas & opportunities.

Centuries of academic research is embedded in an open society built on a culture of exploration and rich history.

The European quality of life, ethics & values drive a huge open market for thriving global leaders, hidden champions and growing startup-hubs.

What is your moonshot for Europe?

/ Desirable Futures

With massive technology-driven changes looming, are we all on board with the way that Silicon Valley is pushing our daily lives forward?

Are AI & Basic Income the solution?

Where are we heading and who is in the driver’s seat?

Who amongst politicians, universities and philosophers has the best vision for a better tomorrow? Or who has?

Join a community of creative minds and leaders to help us shape a better tomorrow – starting here today.

First faculty members & guest lecturers at futur/io

We have built a rolodex of digital leaders and futurists who we will curate into an unparalleled experience.

We strive to add more diverse minds & makers from Europe’s innovation hubs and academia.

Click here to go to the Faculty page

Harald Neidhardt

Harald Neidhardt

CEO & Curator, futur/io CEO & Curator, MLOVE, Hamburg

 

Maks Giordano

Maks Giordano

Co-Founder, kreait, Berlin Partner & faculty, futur/io

 

Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist, SAP

 

Maurice Conti

Maurice Conti

Chief Innovation Officer, Telefónica Alpha

 

Alexander Mankowsky

Alexander Mankowsky

Futurist, Daimler AG

 

Diana Kinnert

Diana Kinnert

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Global Media House; newsgreen

 

Maurizio Rossi

Maurizio Rossi

Co-CEO, H-Farm, Venice Executive member, Vatican Art & Technology Council

 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger

Rector, University of Applied Science, Salzburg Founder, Salzburg Urstein Institut

 

Marc Goldberg

Marc Goldberg

CEO, Maslow Capital Partners, Paris Co-Host, Kinnernet Europe, Avallon

 

Yuri van Geest

Yuri van Geest

CEO, ExOxo Co-Author, Exponential Organizations Initiator & Founder, Singularity University, The Netherlands

 

Bart de Witte

Bart de Witte

Director of Digital Health DACH, IBM

 

Friederike Korte

Friederike Korte

Co-Creation Future Scientist, Frida Futura, Berlin Design Thinking Faculty, futur/io

 

Pascal Weinberger

Pascal Weinberger

Head of Rapid-Development & AI, Telefónica Alpha Innovation Executive Director, Kairos Society Global Shaper, World Economic Forum

 

Marc Buckley

Marc Buckley

Sustainable Futurist, and Impact Innovator – CEO, ANJA, ALOHAS ECO-Center

 

Tim Leberecht

Tim Leberecht

Co-Founder and Co-CEO The Business Romantic Society

 

Gerd Bührig

Gerd Bührig

Former Head of Bertelsmann University Founder, Learning Expedition

 

Bastian Schäfer

Bastian Schäfer

Innovation Manager Airbus Operations GmbH

 

Jeremy Abbett

Jeremy Abbett

Creative Evangelist

 

Julie Katharina Schmidt

Julie Katharina Schmidt

Faculty Research, futur/io

 

Nicolai Andersen

Nicolai Andersen

Chief Innovation Officer & Head of The Garage Deloitte

 

Julia von Winterfeldt

Julia von Winterfeldt

CEO/Founder, Soulworx Change Evangelist & Human Leadership Advocate

 

Claas Nieraad

Claas Nieraad

Managing Partner, New Commercial Room Partner, futur/io Fund, Hamburg

 

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel

Director and CEO Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

 

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE

CEO, Bayer Foundations Impact Investor, Innovation Enthusiast

 

Markus Durstewitz

Markus Durstewitz

Head of Innovation Methods and Tools Airbus Operations GmbH

 

Dirk Schart

Dirk Schart

Head of PR & Marketing, Re’flekt HyperLeader, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

 

Malte Kosub

Malte Kosub

CEO & Co-Founder, Future of Voice

 

Elena Malakhatka

Elena Malakhatka

Ph.D. Candidate, KTH Royal Institute of Technology VR/AR & Big Data, faculty futur/io

 

Steffen Klusmann

Steffen Klusmann

Editor in Chief, Manager Magazin

 

Sophia Swire

Sophia Swire

Founder & CEO, Future Brilliance Social Impact, faculty futur/io

 

Holger Weiss

Holger Weiss

CEO, German Autolabs AI & Mobility, faculty futur/io

 

Klaus Madzia

Klaus Madzia

Kolumnist futurezone.de, Strategic Thinker, Co-Founder of Advanto.de

Join us as a founding member & partner to gain the knowledge and skills you need to lead skills during the coming exponential disruption.

Exponential technologies are disrupting nearly almost every industry. Come dive into the key technological developments & their impact on opportunities. We offer intensive three-day and five-day executive programs which consist of seminars, workshops, labs, site visits and curated immersive experiences. How can you lead through a storm of change?

Leading futurists, research partners, independent experts on exponential organizations, leadership & ethics will come together to develop an understanding of the technological impact and a view on desirable futures in a European value system.

You will be ready to lead the next growth phase of your organization and become a member of a vivid & exclusive alumni network in Europe. For dates of the executive program please contact us via the online form.

“We have an opportunity to change the course of our future history.

The time is now, but to do that we need to assemble the brightest minds, the greatest visionaries and the most powerful technology, all in concert, to meet the challenges and opportunities that face our species, and our planet. futur/io is just the kind of place where this could happen.”

Maurice Conti, Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Moonshot Ideation, Telefónica Alpha

Become part of a new European leadership movement

Awareness:
Gain new technological insights (current and future), tools, methods, process and philosophy.

Skills & Tools:
Practice ideation, design-thinking methods, future scenario planning and the power of a massive transformative purpose.

The Big Picture:
Learn exponential thinking and the impact of new technologies & business models on your business and innovation agenda.

Inspiration:
Join a group of leaders creating a desirable future for the next generation & for today.

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