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In a world of disruptions, some will be storytellers and some will be story makers. It is the story makers that will be the hero of the future. Are you ready to transform your business and become a story maker?

Step into a brave new world, where technological change, social transformation, and corporate disruption are the new norms. How will you prepare for the future growth of your business in a landscape filled with uncertainty?


"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles" ~ Chaplin

At the Department of the Future, we solve problems and create new opportunities for your business.

We are driven by the confluence of rapid technological change, fundamental level policy shift, and systemic and the ongoing impact on your business. Our goal is to accelerate structural transformation and design growth models which enable both prosperity and social wellbeing.

Understanding the complex equation of technology versus societal wants and needs, and how automation and algorithmic intelligence are already impacting economic development, is the foundation of our approach. From here, we define the emerging narratives that can drive real change.

Based on these clear insights, we then design and build innovative programs and concepts to address well-defined strategic challenges. The outcome we aim for is secure and high growth potential.

We help organizations and governments take a step back and look holistically at the very nature of innovation and ask the right questions.

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”~Benjamin Franklin

We are defined by respect for the entrepreneurial creativity and invention process. We feel strongly about our ability to impact, and only work where we can deliver value.

  • Developing go-to-market disruptive/transformative innovation programs and strategies
  • Establishing innovation and skunk-work units
  • Building innovation leadership competence
  • Mentoring senior management, innovation managers and project leaders
  • Crisis management communication
  • Extracting unseen IP value within innovation workstreams
  • Designing and building innovation and partnership ecosystems (start-ups and MNs, communities, universities and thought leaders)
  • Foresight and ideation
  • Eye-opening keynotes
  • Internal/external communication and public relations opportunities
  • Investment due-diligence


Erik Gulbrandsen  

Managing Partner - Head of Strategy and Growth
+46 73-502 42 83‬

Felipe Wigren 

Managing Partner - Head of ecosystems
+46 72-933 36 64‬


Side note

We are not a design agency; we don’t develop applications or build websites, we don’t like buzz words, we are not management consultants, we do not compete on price, nor we are cheap. The traditional firms do not understand us, but it doesn’t change the fact that we are the best at what we do.