Futurium gGmbH was founded on 15 July 2014 as “Haus der Zukunft gGmbH” (“House of the Future gGmbH”). The society was renamed in July 2016 following a resolution adopted by the General Meeting of Partners. Prof. Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder was appointed its first Scientific Director. Since 1 June 2017, this position is assumed by the musicologist and cultural manager, Dr. Stefan Brandt. In December 2014, the Board of Supervisors appointed the qualified lawyer and cultural manager Nicole Schneider M.A. as the Commercial Managing Director. In her previous role, she was Vice Chair with responsibility for the development of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur.
The aim of Futurium gGmbH is to operate Futurium as a forum for presentation and the facilitation of dialogue on scientific, technical and social developments of national and international significance, and to conduct a scientific-based social discussion on shaping the future. Futurium comprises an independent platform for hosting a dialogue and establishing links between the state, science, business and society.
The society’s executive bodies consist of the General Meeting of Partners, the Supervisory Board and the Management Board. A Programme Council was established to provide expert advice to the society’s executive bodies. The Programme Council is composed of scientists and experts in science communication.