Operating Principles
Operating Principles

The smart combination of the 10 operating principles of Future Center provide you with the most engaging, effective, creative platform for innovation. Source: OpenFutures

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Co-creation
Co-creation

Future Centers are neutral zones that are perfect for collaboration. Solutions, breakthroughs and opportunities are co-created.

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Impact + results
Impact + results

Here new solutions are co-created. New policies, new solutions, new products, new services, new concepts, new ways of doing things. The results are concrete and the impact is deep using the ripple effect.

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Facilitated and systematic
Facilitated and systematic

The innovation process is careful planned and facilitated. And, at the same time, opportunities for serendipity are designed into it. The unexpected is welcomed

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Multiple Perspectives
Multiple Perspectives

People from diverse backgrounds, disciplines and professional affiliations are invited to co-created richer solutions which are beyond the ordinary ones.

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Futurize
Futurize

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" Future Centers invite people and organizations to Futurize - create together a desired future.

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Time out
Time out

The center enables people and teams to take a time-out from the daily workload, routine stress and fire fighting - and focus on deeper conversations, thinking, questioning the status quo and re-inventing what matters

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High Tech High Touch
High Tech High Touch

Face to face and personal interactions drive innovation at Future Centers. And, they use the power of technology to widen the circles of participation, overcome geographical barriers and maximize impact.

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Equal Voice
Equal Voice

Maximal brain power: each participant has an equal voice which is independent of his/her hierarchical, political or professional position

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Growth
Growth

The center triggers individuals, teams, communities and organizations to take responsibility for their future - and provide them with the needed conditions and tools.

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Place
Place

The Future Center is located in an inspiring place. The design and ambiance provide the perfect conditions for creativity, collaboration and connection.

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Courage
Courage

Future Centers are about changing thing, breaking out of the status-quo. This is why the Future Center of the Dutch Public Works ministry is called LEF (courage) and the motto of the Future Center of the Dutch tax administration is is "license to disturb"

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Future Centers are powerful platforms for collaborative innovation. They help users to transform reality.

 

Found out more below about the 12 operating principles, and discover how Future Centers create value.