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The Future Work Awards 2018 will recognise the most innovative and inspiring approaches to work from around the globe, from people redesigning how to work with robots, groups of self-employed freelancers sharing their incomes, new approaches to lifelong learning and trade unions which give voice to young workers in the gig economy.

The Awards will be given to organisations that are not standing still waiting for jobs to be disrupted by artificial intelligence and gig economy platforms. They are helping people create better ways to work in a flexible, frequently changing digital economy. These new solutions are emerging from all over the world. The Awards highlight opportunities to scale up approaches allow people to marry flexibility and security in new ways.

The Awards are hosted by the RSA Future of Work Centre and sponsored by Barclays. The RSA’s partners in the venture include the Canadian impact investor Social Capital Partners and Alt Now Projects, the systems design agency which initiated the Awards in the process of its extensive research into the future of work. The Financial Times is the project’s media partner.

The Awards are open to organisations from around the world which could be charities, companies, social businesses, trade unions, cooperatives. We are looking for organisations that have a proven track record for addressing a real challenge that affects significant numbers of people and do so by innovating in its business model, organisational form, technology or service.

Our dedicated research team in the UK and Canada is scouring the world for examples. If you think you know an organisation that might fit the bill then simply fill in the form below. We are interested in hearing from you.

The Awards are being judged by an internationally renowned panel of business leaders, social innovators, impact investors, policy advisers and activists. The deadline for nominations is the end of September. The long list of finalists and the list of winners will be announced soon after that following the deliberations of the panel.

The Awards will be made to a relatively small number of organisations at high-profile public launch event in London. Award winners will be profiled in the extensive publicity and press coverage generated by the launch, as well as being able to display a specially designed award logo on their website and their social media presence. 

Contact us at futureworkawards@rsa.org.uk

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Project Team

Fabian Wallace-Stephens

Fabian Wallace-Stephens

Data Researcher, Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing

 

Benedict Dellot

Benedict Dellot

Head of the RSA Future Work Centre and Associate Director, Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing

 

Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

RSA Life Fellow, Future Work Awards founder, Visiting Professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London and a partner in Alt Now Projects

 

Adanna Shallowe

Adanna Shallowe

Manager, RSA Global

 

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