Innovators for the Future: a Global Open Call to Action

What We Offer


What We Offer

Our selection process will include several stages of evaluation, including expert review and a jury process. Ultimately, we will choose those ideas that have the imminent power and potential to address the challenges of the time and change our futures for the better. Our panel of experts and international jury consist of outstanding individuals from academia, business, politics, arts and civil society. They are assisted by a global team of volunteers.

The top 75 projects will be portrayed online in a widely shared digital yearbook.

The top 75 inspiring and impactful projects will be recognized as part of the UN75 Global Conversation project. They will be portrayed online in a widely shared digital yearbook.

The top 15 projects will be invited to pitch their projects in front of this Jury at the Futures Project Flagship Conference in Munich in December 2020, and they will receive individualised mentoring and pitch preparation support.

The 15 semi-finalists will have their projects reviewed by and receive feedback from our Jury of Leaders, comprised of CEOs, NGO directors, political leaders, impact fund managers, foundation executives, and leaders from other fields.

Up to 5 winning projects will participate in a highly customised Social Impact Accelerator in Spring 2021.

This four-month experience will include one-on-one mentoring with experts and industry leaders, interaction with the TFP global network, and an intensive 5-7 day, in-person training week in Berlin. Furthermore, the selected projects will receive individualised mentorship for a full year, launching their projects into the next phases of impact for the future. Find out more

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This Call to Action is organised by The Futures Project as a contribution to the UN75 Global Conversation Initiative:

In the face of the current unprecedented global challenge, we need unprecedented solidarity, collaboration, and commitment to action. The Futures Project Call to Action brings these values, which are also at the heart of the UN@75 initiative and digital cooperation, to life. Now more than ever, we must work together on a global scale to build our shared future, through innovation, creativity, and technologies for good. I am proud to welcome The Futures Project Call to Action and its vital contribution to rising to the urgency of the moment.

Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond

Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General