17 Jul 2017

Future Innovators Summit at Ars Electronica | apply now



Are you the next Future Innovators of 2017? Applications are invited for the Future Innovators Summit at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria in September 2017. The Future Innovators of the Future Innovators Summit 2017 will be set the challenge of looking for the ultimate Creative Question for each theme (Future Humanity, Future Work, Future Home) which will lead us to thinking of Missions for Tomorrow.

Expanding on the creative questions from Future Innovators Summit 2016, we are searching for people who have conceptual ideas to respond to the questions of 2017, who can imagine alternative future scenarios and who have the skills to tackle the challenges involved in responding to a creative question and presenting the responses to the festival audience.

Supported by experienced partners such as Hakuhodo (JP) and Internet Foundation Austria as well as outstanding experts from all over the world, the Future Innovators of the Future Innovators Summit 2017 will be challenged to look for the ultimate Creative Question which will lead us to think about Missions for Tomorrow– concepts which are inevitably linked to the main topic of the festival “Artificial Intelligence – The Other I”.

All selected applicants will be invited to Ars Electronica Festival, September 7-11, 2017 and will receive the following benefits:

  • Travel & accommodation

  • Full festival pass including Ars Electronica Gala ticket

  • Participation in networking dinner and events


The deadline to submit is July 17, 2017.


The organisers will notify the selected applicants shortly thereafter (1-2 weeks).

From September 7-10, at Ars Electronica Festival 2017


Following its successful premiere at Ars Electronica Festival 2014, and subsequent inspirational editions in 2015 and 2016, the Future Innovators Summit (FIS) has established itself as a dynamic think-tank and key program within Ars Electronica Festival. Now in its fourth year, Future Innovators from different cultures and backgrounds and from different fields such as artists, designers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers will gather in September in Linz to explore new ways of collective brainstorming and creative prototyping on the crucial questions of the future.