Future Innovators Summit in Japan

Future Innovators Summit in Japan

“Future Innovators Summit” is a hands-on discussion program that you can actually participate which has been developed by the collaboration between Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo Inc. This has been a so-called “an interdisciplinary think tank” at the Ars Electronica Festival since 2014 which functions to create future questions (ie; Creative Questions) shaped by the innovators throughout the world. The innovators all have different backgrounds and expertise such as artists, designers, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, philosophers etc.


A “Creative Question” is a question that seeks for diversity in the future and generates questions which prompts new possibilities. We consider FIS to be completely different from “Ideathons” or “Hackathons,” both of which are more solution oriented and are designed to finding solutions for existing issues. FIS is a creative system aiming to create Future Missions to illustrate a better future.This FIS is coming to Tokyo.At FIS Tokyo, there will be 5 participants having a round-table discussion under one of the themes and a final presentation will be given on the last day. Along with this discussion, we are planning to exhibit the FIS participating innovators’ projects and companies’ prototypes of the future.

Requirements for application

Please prepare the following information;

  • ①Introduction of your profile(200-300 words)
  • ②Presentation Video(within 3mins)
    Theme: Please choose a theme you would like to discuss among the three and present your ideas. Also explain the reason and passion you have for attending this event.
  • ③Materials of the project responding to the theme.(Ideas, art works, projects, research results, activities, strategies, business plans, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday, February 28 th , 2018 (JST)


Result notification: We will contact only the elected innovators from aeti.support@voice-vision.com by 17:00 (JST), Friday, March 30 th , 2018. <<You should register your PC email address or set your domain so that you can receive our emails from aeti.support@voice-vision.com >>If you are chosen as a participant you will be able to attend and present your work/projects at FIS Tokyo. The following fee will be supported. travel and accommodation

Official Link

Deadline: 28th February, 2018