What happens in Future Makers?


We welcome new ideas or early-stage start-ups

Future Makers challenges you to think boldly, whatever the field of activity you are passionate about. Ideas must be concrete solutions to the challenges that the future prepares for us. Whether we are talking about ideas or businesses in education, agriculture, medicine, tourism, trade, or other fields, business ideas must be realistic and have an impact on the target community. Ideas can be new or incorporated in a business no older than January 2020.


Selecting the 50 finalist teams

The 50 participants will enter a digital incubation program for 4 months. An international jury selects them based on 3 main criteria: business model clarity, innovation, and a future-oriented approach. Selected participants are required to cover their participation fees upon selection: early application (by May 16) 200 EUR, and Regular application (by June 13) 350 EUR. Fees are payable in 1 or 2 installments.


Incubation Program

Together we transform ideas & early-stage start-ups through a series of workshops & webinars, or investment pitches designed to support teams in shaping business plans and strategies. During the program, teams will have the chance to work with mentors from 15 countries to guide them in this process. We offer access to an online resource center, access to global communities like Global Shapers or Futures Space, and financial support of 20.000 euros. Participants are expected to contribute with a fee of 350 euro or 200 (for applications before May 16), payable in 2 installments.


Global Visibility

Each team has the opportunity to access financial support if they reach the final stage of the incubator for the Grand Final on November 18, during Future Summit, the largest CEE event focusing on future trends & sustainability. Participants have also an opportunity to receive live feedback from experienced investors in October, and some will pitch for actual investment in late November with our partner funds from CEE.


CEE & Global Communities Access

Participants enter CEE & global community of 900+ entrepreneurs, futurists, social entrepreneurs and corporates from our Social Innovation Solutions incubators and our partners from Futures Space, the largest international community of foresight experts & futurists.

Please read the Future Makers Competition 2021 Rules and if you have any questions, drop us a line at hello@innovationsolutions.eu