“We can only create desirable futures, if we are open to learn from each other and we can only create desirable futures, if we are open to lead the necessary change. Futur/io is the best possible platform to combine learning and jointly taking the lead to change the world.”
“As the future is uncertain as never, we must discover the right set of skills and techniques to master the next decades of fundamental change. By listening to science and using insights from successful corporates and individuals in equal measure we give people the best available framework for their journey.“
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The opening lecture interweaves exponential technologies, Desirable Futures, and Moonshots for Europe, and will provide attendees with an understanding of the fundamental structure of this new kind of thinking and its importance for the European community. This orientation sets the stage for the next courses.
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.
This module answers the following questions:
/What is the definition of a Moonshot Project, and what are some examples?
/3 Horizons: How may I use them strategically?
/How can I deal with uncertainty?
/Which is the anticipated impact on society and business?
/Is there a Moonshot for every type of business?
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.
How will the mobility of future look like? This closing panel will set a discussion about self-driving cars, electricity, and services offered inside a future car. As being mobile on long distances mobility is the most important function of the modern human being to be actively alive. We’ll also look behind earth’s limitations and think about a potential Mars Village.
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. Learn from industry leaders how these new technologies are impacting and will continue to impact enterprise intelligence, AI, creativity, and SMEs.
/How do they keep flexible during product innovation?
/How do evaluate and investigate business cases?
/What can startups learn from corporates and vice versa?
/How much funding is necessary to employ exponential technologies?
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.
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 you more you will understand the Art of Moonshot Thinking.
After flooding your brain with much information, fresh knowledge, and strategies, we give you a space to ask, do, and create whatever you want in conjunction with our faculty and the other attendees.
/Discuss questions, ideas, and doubts
/Ask for consultation on your specific challenge
/You have a first strategy in mind you would like to get feedback on? Great, this is your time!
Friederike Riemer (née Korte)
Co-Creation Future Scientist
Knowledge Network Curator, Telefónica Alpha
Chief Innovation Officer, EMEA, Deloitte
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger
Rector, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg
CEO & Curator, Futur/io
Managing Director, Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin
Dr. Torsten Wingenter
Founder, Digital Catalysts
Architect, Analyst & Innovator at Specialist Modelling Group, Foster + Partners
Chief Commercial Officer, PTScientists
Co-Founder & CEO, Verum Capital
CEO, Herbert von Karajan Institut Salzburg
Founder, Santiago Berlin GmbH
Managing Director, New Commercial Room GmbH
Managing Director, Deloitte Garage GmbH
Chief Creative Officer, Porsche Austria
CEO, Scuderia-E GmbH
Head of Marketing Communications & Brand Management smart (Daimler AG)
Attendee Contact & Partner Management
christiane (at) futur.io
+49 160 966 529 78
Felix M. Wieduwilt
Programme Office & Faculty Contact
Felix (at) futur.io
+49 151 4041 2719