UNESCO Chair in Futures Capability for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Welcome to the UNESCO Chair in Futures Capability for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School.
To achieve the United Nations' sustainability goals, innovative solutions and adaptable forms of entrepreneurship are crucial to face technological, economic, and societal challenges. In a world where the future influences our daily lives and human actions, we are dedicated to systematically exploring the diverse possibilities it holds. Acknowledging the rapid changes and challenges of today, we recognize the necessity of purposeful exploration of different futures.
Our holistic approach at the UNESCO Chair empowers individuals to actively shape the future with broad perspective. We firmly believe that comprehensive engagement with the future and futures literacy is essential to develop sustainable solutions for global challenges. Futures literacy enables individuals to actively engage with different futures, their ambiguities, and contradictions using their imagination, anticipate changes early, and shape future potentials through innovative solutions.
At the UNESCO Chair at MCI, our mission is to foster innovative approaches that enable a sustainable and future-oriented world. We are committed to promoting research, education, and knowledge exchange to develop competencies for successful future shaping.
Our commitments are to:
- Deepen Understanding: We contribute to deepening the understanding of futures literacy and its related concepts, focusing on the constitutive elements and drivers of individuals’ futures capability.
- Foster Learning: We develop and implement new teaching and training modules for innovation and entrepreneurship students at undergraduate and graduate levels, lecturers, teachers, managers, and practitioners.
Through innovative teaching methods and interdisciplinary research, we empower our students to master future challenges and proactively develop solutions. We strive to create an inspiring environment where students, scholars, and practitioners come together to devise innovative solutions for complex future challenges. Through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration, we aim to make a positive impact on society and the environment.
The UNESCO Chair offers a wide range of activities focused on systematic engagement with the future. From interdisciplinary research projects to future-oriented courses, our activities aim to cultivate a deep understanding of future issues and promote innovative thinking.
We cordially invite you to join us in shaping the future together!
The team is composed of highly experienced senior experts in the different relevant fields of Futures Literacy and Futures Thinking activities, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management as well as Business Education and Business Psychology.