Red Bull Futur/io

What’s your take on the future?

The first global ideas competition on Desirable Futures


We now live with exponential, previously unimaginable technologies at our fingertips … so who knows what the future will look like in the next decades? Yet, looking at today‘s filmmakers, they mostly depict a dystopian future where technology has a negative impact on human life and society.

Red Bull Futur/io is a joint project between Futur/io – the European Institute of Exponential Technologies & Desirable Futures – and Red Bull. We want to take a stand against dystopian futures by inviting and creating a community of disruptive minds worldwide to create and share their visions of a desirable future in 2030 and beyond.

The winners of the global competition will travel to Lisbon from March 22-24, 2019 to become part of a once in a lifetime futuristic storytelling experience: the Red Bull Futur/io Academy. The winners have the opportunity to show their visions to an international audience, film industry executives and well-known futurists.

The competition accepts applications from November 1, 2018 until February 10, 2019. Learn more at


What is the competition about?

Harald Neidhardt, CEO & Curator, Futur/io


What does desirable mean?

Martin Wezowski, Chief Designer & Futurist of SAP & Futur/io Faculty

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