Futour SAS

February 6, 2021 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
September 11, 2020 paolo.martinez
August 9, 2020 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
August 9, 2020 alexmengozzi

FUTOUR is an innovation company that uses participatory design methods to assist public and private organizations to create, innovate, grow, strengthen capabilities, generate new opportunities, and shape the future in an effective and sustainable way.

Mission and Purpose

The purpose of FUTOUR is to empower people and organisations to shape their future and be the drivers of the change they want to achieve. Its global pursuit is that of generating happy, fulfilled, resilient, people and organisations through the power of facilitation

FUTOUR is a hub for private and public organizations that applies co-creative and constructivist principles to its way of working, facilitating activities and services such as:

  • Projects, co-creative products
  • Increased awareness of innovation and innovative thinking
  • Interactive policy making, strategic development and vision
  • Facilitated meetings and action research projects
  • Urban regeneration
  • Sustainability and Local Agenda 21
  • Structural and strategic plans
  • Knowledge management
  • Diversity facilitation: social, cultural, integration
  • Territorial marketing
  • Training
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication and information
  • Policies for young people
  • Living labs [1]

Origins and Development

FUTOUR was created as the culmination of research on Future Centers, innovation labs, creativity centers and over 25 years of practical experience in facilitating transformations and change through participatory processes, methods and techniques. FUTOUR was designed as a nomadic, mobile Future Center bringing facilitation, participatory techniques wherever they were needed. This led the team to work in 5 continents and over 30 countries for institutions, companies and communities. 

FUTOUR's team are members of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and abide to its ethical code and core principles of facilitators. In their team, they have an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF CPF), Lego Serious Play Facilitators and have been awarded with the Facilitation Impact Award by the IAF.

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

FUTOUR is a private organisation with a versatile team of experts and facilitators. They fund their activities by participating in projects, tenders and calls and by offering training and consultancy services related to change, innovation, futurisation, strategy and policy making. They also often support causes with pro-bono facilitation.

Specializations, Methods and Tools

Major Projects and Events

Futour has consulted and curated projects for companies, public bodies, universities, and research centers all over the world. They have worked with over 300,000 stakeholders globally and have performed more than 1000 participatory events.

Analysis and Lessons Learned

Participatory processes and the power of facilitation are thought to be extremely important tools to support change. At the same time, their power means that there is a huge responsibility in honouring and respecting the people involved in the processes in terms of accountability, competence, follow-up and impact of the processes.

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FUTOUR's latest publication is the Innovation Camp Handbook. It was written with the EU Joint Research Centre to promote social innovation

See Also


[1] Futour Sas. (rel. 9/8/20)

External Links

Pictures of change, co-creation and innovation in progress