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.
CEO & Curator, futur/io CEO & Curator, MLOVE, Hamburg
Co-Founder, kreait, Berlin Partner & faculty, futur/io
Chief Designer & Futurist, SAP
Chief Innovation Officer, Telefónica Alpha
Futurist, Daimler AG
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Global Media House; newsgreen
Co-CEO, H-Farm, Venice Executive member, Vatican Art & Technology Council
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger
Rector, University of Applied Science, Salzburg Founder, Salzburg Urstein Institut
CEO, Maslow Capital Partners, Paris Co-Host, Kinnernet Europe, Avallon
Yuri van Geest
CEO, ExOxo Co-Author, Exponential Organizations Initiator & Founder, Singularity University, The Netherlands
Bart de Witte
Director of Digital Health DACH, IBM
Co-Creation Future Scientist, Frida Futura, Berlin Design Thinking Faculty, futur/io
Head of Rapid-Development & AI, Telefónica Alpha Innovation Executive Director, Kairos Society Global Shaper, World Economic Forum
Sustainable Futurist, and Impact Innovator – CEO, ANJA, ALOHAS ECO-Center
Co-Founder and Co-CEO The Business Romantic Society
Former Head of Bertelsmann University Founder, Learning Expedition
Innovation Manager Airbus Operations GmbH
Julie Katharina Schmidt
Faculty Research, futur/io
Chief Innovation Officer & Head of The Garage Deloitte
Julia von Winterfeldt
CEO/Founder, Soulworx Change Evangelist & Human Leadership Advocate
Managing Partner, New Commercial Room Partner, futur/io Fund, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel
Director and CEO Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE
CEO, Bayer Foundations Impact Investor, Innovation Enthusiast
Head of Innovation Methods and Tools Airbus Operations GmbH
Head of PR & Marketing, Re’flekt HyperLeader, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
CEO & Co-Founder, Future of Voice
Ph.D. Candidate, KTH Royal Institute of Technology VR/AR & Big Data, faculty futur/io
Editor in Chief, Manager Magazin
Founder & CEO, Future Brilliance Social Impact, faculty futur/io
CEO, German Autolabs AI & Mobility, faculty futur/io
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
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.
Join a group of leaders creating a desirable future for the next generation & for today.