Futur/io | Berlin / April, 10-12, 2019
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Berlin / April, 10-12, 2019

/Executive Programme 005

By attending this programme, you will gain recourses and knowledge to craft your own exponential technology and Desirable Futures ventures based on our Moonshot Framework. You will leave the programme equipped with the foundations to actively steer your strategy instead of just follow others.


This programme examines current and emerging exponential technologies in detail and brings them into context with markets, industries, society, and consumer experiences. Thereby, we will expose core elements, principles, and basic frameworks to equip you with tools, strategies, and knowledge to moonshot Desirable Futures.




Download the programme booklet here.

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/Key Takeaways

A detailed understanding of exponential technologies markets, and the strategies needed to master them. You will also gain the mental tools and frameworks required to predict and leverage technological developments anywhere in the world.

The ability to draft moonshot strategies and develop disruptive innovations based on our Moonshot Framework and the Art of Moonshot Thinking. We offer appropriate tools, techniques, and hypothesise about the effect of a new technology will have on future markets and your company development.

A certificate from Futur/io institute to certify successful completion of the programme as well as our latest book “Moonshots for Europe”; a validation of your fresh knowledge and skills. With the certificate, you get an invitation to the exclusive alumni and faculty network community.



Why Exponential Technologies?


Exponential technologies affect every industry much more comprehensive than any other technological shift in human history before. The term ‘exponential’ describes a global phenomenon which shifts the trajectory of social development from linear to exponential. That means, once an exponential technology reaches the point of no return the change is inevitable and therefore disruptively immersive for corporations and society.


Having this in mind, we have the chance to shape Desirable Futures for all of us based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the UN.


Our programme helps you to become fully educated using exponential technologies and the Art of Moonshot Thinking to create moonshots and Desirable Futures for your company and our society.

Day 1

Module 1 – Desirable Futures for Europe


At Futur/io Institute we have a Mission for Europe: We strive to inspire and help create Desirable Futures for all of us. This is a challenge, and especially in the wake of the upcoming European Parliament election from May 23-26 it is more than ever necessary to take a stand for Europe. For that reason, we are going to discuss Desirable Ideas to improve, strengthen, and foster the European spirit.


Top 3 participants present their desirable futures


Cristian Ioan – Human Emotions as a new Renewable Energy Source
Hannah Drobir – My Future Project
Peter Jones – Nanoearth 2030


These participants are three out of 22 finalists who attended the Red Bull Futur/io Academy 2019 in Lisbon. We invited the winner of the Grand Prize and two finalists to show the diversity of the submitted videos. They will share their visions for Desirable Futures and we like to support them to spread their ideas.


Networking & Dinner

Day 2

Module 2 – Moonshot Projects: What is a Moonshot?


A Moonshot is visionary and ambitious idea which will grow exponentially and remain relevant over the next 10 to 20 years. Guiding a project through an uncertain future and convincing the right people to collaborate requires strong arguments, deep knowledge, and the right tools. The attendee will receive knowledge about real Moonshot projects as well as the power of exponential technologies.


Module 3 – (Being) present in the Future


Presence, Purpose and comPassion are the hidden keys to successful self-leadership. The more present we are in ourselves, the more present we can be with someone else. The more self-aware and self-understanding we are of ourselves, the more we will be able to guide ourselves into the future we desire and visualise. The more we exercise kind inner dialogue the more we actually motivate and encourage ourselves and others. Join our one hour deep dive to connect with and explore your own self, through reason and intuition. Prepare yourself mentally on change and prepare your mind for new encounters. Envision your contribution to a Desirable Future and mark what is holding you back to shape that future you so deeply desire.


Workshop – Apply Moonshot Thinking and work with the Futur/io Moonshot Framework


In this workshop, the attendees will create their own Moonshots based on our Moonshot Framework. Moonshot Thinking is the capability to think exponentially into the future and define a vision. You will learn to accept uncertainty and give any idea a chance to be a good idea. Any idea or future scenario can come true when the relevant technology arrives; it is better to think of the future now than wait until competitors have done it instead. Moonshot Thinking also means that there are many Desirable Futures you can help shape.


Hidden Champions x Moonshots for Europe


How can startups, SMEs, and Hidden Champions accelerate Moonshots for Europe? The goal of a Moonshot is far beyond today’s stage of development and it focuses to shape Desirable Futures that might only come to full fruition in a decade from now. We discuss strategies, ethical obligations and the need for a European innovation agenda making to pave the way for Moonshots and Desirable European Futures shaped by the market.


This after hour panel is a side event of Futur/io’s Executive Programme featured & supported by SAP.


Flying Dinner

Day 3

Module 4 – The impact of exponential technologies on key industries


Exponential technologies are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives. Business leaders often disregard or do not notice technologies during their deceptively slow growth phases, and continue to neglect them until they begin to change the way we live and do business. We give you deep insights about the latest exponential technologies and let you know what you can expect from them.


Module 5 – Part 1: The Future of Health


AI and Robotics are key technologies and a driver for a paradigm shift as well as a milestone in the interplay of humans and machines. AI and robotic assisted medicine and healthcare will have various advantages fighting diseases and helping people to have an exponentially better life. Our experts discuss the future transformation from a corporate and research point of view to reveal common strategies how the future of health might look and what patients can expect from these exponential technologies.


Module 5 – Part 2: Corporate Culture 


How to innovate in corporate environments and gain a global competitive edge? To apply Moonshot Thinking
in corporate organizations where you have to break it down to daily tasks, it is important to understand the different digital innovation models.These operating models make also visible what tools and methods work and what not. What is the key differentiator for European companies in global competition?


Malte Kosub, CEO & Co-Founder, Future of Voice


Workshop: Moonshot Execution


After attendees have spotted Moonshots they must start to execute them. This effort is long journey with a lot of challenges and obstacles. Here you learn how to overcome these challenges and what it needs to work on a future which is yet uncertain today.


Module 6 – Moonshots for Europe and what’s next?


We’ll reflect on the Art of Moonshot Thinking with our attendees. The attendees get the chance to ask questions and receive thereby knowledge which was not pre-scheduled by Futur/io. The more you ask Why the more you will understand the Art of Moonshot Thinking.


Certificate Celebration & Books for all
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/Confirmed Speakers & Faculty

Friederike Riemer (née Korte)
Co-Creation Future Scientist

Roxy Guellmeister
Architect, Analyst & Innovator at Specialist Modelling Group, Foster + Partners

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer & Futurist, SAP

Torsten Kriening
Chief Commercial Officer, PTScientists

Julia von Winterfeldt 
CEO & Founder, Soulworx

Dijana Galijasevic 
Co-Founder, Positive Business Lab

Dr. Monique Calisti
CEO and Head of Media & Consulting, Martel Innovate

Dr. Torsten Wingenter
Founder, Digital Catalysts

Holger Weiss
CEO, German Autolabs

Bart de Witte
Founder, HIPPO Institute for Future Medicine

Harald Neidhardt
CEO & Curator, Futur/io

Kathrin Haug
Managing Director, Deloitte Garage GmbH

Maks Giordano
Co-Founder, Kreait

Jennifer Schenker
Editor in Chief, Innovators Magazine

Malte Kosub
CEO & Co-Founder, Future of Voice

Yuri van Geest
Co-Author, Exponential Organizations

Sten-Kristian Saluveer
CEO & Founder, Storytek

Sarik Weber
CDO, Otto Bock

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