FutureU, initiated by Arkki Institute of Creativity,
is a social innovation challenge that engage students in addressing
real-world challenges in order to nurture their innovation & 21st century skills.
Explore & Register Problem
Training & Incubation
Pitching Competition & Online Voting
Crowdfunding & Project Implementation
Business Model Development
Are you aspired to:
» Register what you want to change in your community, and get support to realize a project making that happened?
» Expand your network and directly work with mentors, experts, customers, users, partners, etc. in the field that you care about, as well as in the field of startup and innovation?
» Be trained with Design Thinking, entrepreneurial and creative problem-solving skills, crowd-funding, project development and management, marketing & sales, and practice other working skills, such as presentation, collaboration, communication, influence, etc.
» Explore your potentials and qualities, and build a portfolio with real-world experience, and connect to international opportunities for further working and scholarship opportunities?
» Explore your strengths and capabilities, working styles, and preferences through a highly intensive project working environment?
Whatever is your reason, we would like to invite you to join hands together to address the social challenges that we are facing in our society today!
OUR MENTORS AND HONORARY JUDGES
When participating in the program, each team will be matched with a mentor from the startup & innovation ecosystem and an Arkki mentor. As well as consult with other experts and mentors whilst working on the projects for support.
Mr. Vincent Floreani,
French Consul General
Mdm. Julianne Cowley,
Australian Consul General
Mr. Kari Kahiluoto,
Mdm. Phi Van Nguyen
Ministry of Science & Technology of Vietnam
FUTURE-U 2020 RESULTS
2020 in Numbers:
» 42 Teams from 4 Cities
» 20+ Fieldtrips
» 300+ Interviews
» 4000+ Survey Results
Top 5 Teams:
» US $6,500 crowd-funded
» 15+ product testing rounds
» 5 teams invited to pitch at TECHFEST 2020
» 2 teams with commercialized products
"TRASH MONSTER, DISAPPEAR!"
» Author: Phạm Ngân Hà, Dương Quỳnh Hương
» Illustrator: Nguyễn Cao Nhân
» Book Series: An Earth Hero Diary
» Publisher: Saigon Books
"Through FutureU, Huong has had many exciting experiences and met many great people. To me, no matter how young or old you are, if you have faith, grit, and persistence, your well-deserved results would come. Therefore, let's be a CHANGEMAKER, dare to think and take action, date to dream and make changes!
- Duong Quynh Huong, P.O.P Team Leader
Grade 9, Dinh Thien Ly Secondary & Highschool
FutureU 2020 Alumni
Nguyen Hong Tu,
“It was really crazy because I’ve never seen this side of me coming out, and I’ve never seen myself being so warrior-like, and being so competitive into getting whatever I want: I need to be always learning and thinking fast, and always thinking about Kokoro and what I should do to improve Kokoro.
I need to learn about execution skills, about marketing, about the target audience, etc. and I put off my ego and went to these people that I barely even know […] to learn so that I can come back to apply to Kokoro.
And I think that is really meaningful, that how it really brought out this side of me to genuinely put all of my efforts into one thing and live in that moment”.