Call to Action: Innovators for the Future


Innovators for the Future is an annual, global call to action for futures-thinking, systems-minded changemakers who are working to build better futures through innovation.

The Call for Innovators seeks organisations and initiatives in our focus areas of Empowerment, Life, and Society. We look for projects that are making positive and substantial impacts on communities and their futures, by addressing the urgent challenges of the present and staying committed to the future. Through the Call, we select the top projects to join our annual Cohort of Innovators for the Future to participate in the TFP Impact Fellowship Programme, an SDG-focused fellowship that provides support and training for innovators to make wider and faster impact.

Call for Innovators 2021

Applications for the 2021 Call for Innovators for the Future will open in Spring 2021. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the application process.

Innovators for the Future 2020 Awardees

2020 Application Statistics

The 2020 Call to Action was 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