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The Future Work Awards

The RSA Future Work Awards 2019 recognises 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 inaugural ceremony of the Awards takes place on 6th February at the RSA, recognising organisations that are not waiting for the future of work to happen but 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 being judged by an internationally renowned panel of business leaders, social innovators, impact investors, policy advisers and activists. 

Meet the winners of the 2018/19 Future Work Awards!

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Find out more about the RSA Future Work Centre


Project Team

Fabian Wallace-Stephens

Fabian Wallace-Stephens

Data Researcher, 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