What is that time we call future? Has it an exact date or hour? Where is it? Somewhere far away?
We are Oi Futuro, Oi’s innovation and creativity Institute. We don’t have all the answers, but as we were born with the future in our name, we believe we can appropriate it, gathering and connecting people to transform realities.
And it is in the strength of transformation which comes from the collective that remains our biggest motivation. We are all a bit futurists and optimists. So we want to build this innovation space on a daily basis: in the social relations, occupying our cities, in the way we express ourselves, sometimes so differently.
We believe future is a set of decisions we make now: education, culture, art, technology, entrepreneurship, social innovation. And it doesn’t matter which day, month or year is now. The plurality in looking towards the multiple possible futures make each today a tomorrow of which we hadn’t thought yet.
We advocate an education that proposes radical changes. It’s less about teaching and much more about learning. Stimulating youth protagonism and experiencing innovation in practice, going beyond the shared physical spaces and occupying the territory as a challenge. We believe youth, inspired by a new mentality, is capable of proposing a more sustainable and generous future. We are making room for them.
We work for smarter cities. Places where creativity originally draws the daily relations, with benefits. Innovation in products, services and processes that go much beyond technological discoveries. The cities of the future are the ones that we know, each time they absorb new governance policies, collaborative solutions and social engagement. They are our own cities, reoccupied to widen the perception of the urban perimeter and establish new effective paths for its inhabitants. We are inspiring the construction of these paths.
We support art because it improves the society we live in. Inspires empathy, understanding and cooperation. Rises critical thinking and curiosity towards the world. Bring people closer and open hearts and minds to human diversity. With technology, art has become an endless experimentation and research field, overcoming the borders of creation, gathering those who produce and who consume in a new construction of experience. We are blowing the boundaries of language and cultural fruition.
We value innovation carried out by ordinary people, that is born from collaboration and aims to network dissemination so that it can benefit many more people. We want accessibility as a practice of coexistence, and not as a rule. We stimulate the expansion of the repertoire and understand technology to serve the logic of abundance.
We believe in innovation. And we are co-creating this space with our society, side by side, every single day.
We don’t know all the answers, but, as they say and we agree: the future is now.
Oi Futuro. Together we transform.
The impact of Oi Futuro’s initiatives changes the society.
Check out some evidence of our work:
people impacted by 2018 Oi’s Cultural Sponsorship Incentive Program
cultural projects sponsored since 2004
annual visitors in our Cultural Center
people welcomed by our Educational Program
items in our Telecommunications Museum’s collection
graduated students from NAVE since 2006
people benefited by social projects
people benefited by sports projects
Oi Futuro was born with the mission of democratizing access to knowledge in order to accelerate and promote human development, with educational, cultural, sustainability and sports projects throughout Brazil.
The Institute has been building its history based on remarkable facts and milestones. The timeline below portrays all the path from Oi Futuro’s foundation to its consolidation as the innovation and creativity Institute of Oi, one of Brazil’s largest telecommunications providers. Check it out: