As the world is faced with an unprecedented crisis, the Futures Project is proud to announce its first Global Open Call to Action for Innovators for the Future. This Call to Action is organized by the Futures Project in contribution to the UN75 Global Conversation initiative: Shaping Our Future Together.

We are seeking innovative projects and initiatives that align with our focus areas of Life, Empowerment, and Society, and build on our motto: innovation is the future delivered. We are interested in projects that make positive and substantial impacts on communities by addressing the urgency of the moment and continuing these efforts in the future.

Our selection process will include several stages of evaluation, including expert review and a jury process. Our panel of experts and international jury consist of outstanding individuals from academia, business, politics, arts and civil society. With this expertise, the Futures Project will ultimately select projects that exhibit imminent power and potential to address the challenges in the present and change our futures for the better.

The top 75 projects will be recognized as part of the UN75 Global Conversation project. These will also be portrayed online in a widely shared digital yearbook. Next, the 15 semi-finalists will be invited to pitch their projects in front of this Jury at the Futures Project Flagship Conference in Munich in December 2020. Lastly, the top 5 projects will participate in a highly customised Social Impact Accelerator in Spring 202. This Accelerator program comprises individualised mentorship for a full year, launching their projects into the next phases of impact for the future.

The COVID-19 crisis exposes the vulnerabilities of our globalized societies, our economies, our ways of life. It calls for, more than ever, the need for collective action, shared knowledge, solidarity and creativity. To take part in this collective action, apply to the Call for Innovators initiative here.