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?

It's not about predicting the future. It's about navigating it.

Our services

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.

Strategic transformation

The Department of the Future’s core strength lies in developing and implementing go-to-market sustainable, transformative strategies that will help to take your organisation to the next level. We do this through a robust, iterative process involving all key stakeholders and available data.

Building your partnership network

We pride ourselves on bringing companies, people, organisation, and even countries together for mutual benefit. This could be simple co-branding opportunities, sponsorships or direct collaboration on an industrial or political level.


The Department of the Future works with you to ensure that your brand/company/country continues to develop at pace through our dedicated approach to mapping trends, extrapolating future scenarios, ideation workshops, keynote speeches for your organisation, and seminars.


Thanks to the broad levels of expertise at DOF, we can also help you to turn strategy into communication for both internal/external engagements and public relations opportunities utilising our film production and photography network and our in-house copywriters.

About us

We’re a group of 20 senior forward thinkers, strategists, futurologists, artists, writers, and business designers that have come together because we want to make a difference in the world.

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.

How do we do this?

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 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.

We help you take on the world

We live in an exponential and asymmetric world where we cannot rely on linear thinking to pave the way for multi-dimensional growth. The complexity and intertwining nature of technology, society, and policy, as well as unprecedented changes in the global economy, are a harsh reality. In themselves, they do not offer a pathway to a transformative future.

Engage with us

Erik Gulbrandsen

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

Felipe Wigren

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

Trevor O'Rourke

Head of communication

+46 73-540 50 27‬

Aric Dromi

Head of Research and Insights
+46 70-962 53 31‬