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Schmidt Futures

Betting early on exceptional people making the world better. Read the latest from our CEO in USA Today.

About Schmidt Futures:

“We assemble people, we listen to their ideas, and we follow the best ideas. It’s a people-first strategy.” Eric Schmidt, Schmidt Futures

As a venture facility for public benefit, we help people do more for others by imagining what’s possible, applying advanced science and computing thoughtfully, and working together in networks across fields.

Featured Programs

Futures Forum on Preparedness

Debuting a first-of-its-kind, 23-nation comparative study on the COVID-19 response and a Global Health Security Library chronicling 25 years of pandemic preparedness policy. Learn more here.


Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, will build a lifelong community of students, teachers, and institutions across sectors who aim to serve others.

Reimagine Podcast

The Reimagine Podcast is a series of conversations with leaders in government, business, science, and technology to explore how we can solve our current challenges and build a brighter future after this global crisis. It’s time to reimagine our world from the ground up.

Schmidt Science Fellows

In partnership with the Rhodes Trust, the Schmidt Science Fellows program is working to advance the next generation of leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computing to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. The program includes a meeting series at locations around the world to discuss these challenging issues.

Alliance for the American Dream

The Alliance for the American Dream is a network of communities, each anchored by a state research university, that will develop policy ideas or startup concepts to increase shared prosperity locally and improve American competitiveness.

AI-Powered Science Accelerator

The AI-Powered Science Accelerator program seeks to promote this new way of conducting science through investments in groundbreaking and risky research projects that leverage the power of advanced computing techniques

Associate Product Manager Program

Schmidt Futures’ Associate Product Manager (APM) program enlists outstanding recent graduates with degrees in computer science, engineering, other sciences and/or mathematics to help in this essential work for society.

International Strategy Forum

The International Strategy Forum aims to forge a network of rising leaders who can work across institutional and national lines. We bet early on exceptional young strategists and technologists with extraordinary potential in geopolitics, innovation, and public leadership.

  • Futures Forum on Preparedness

  • Rise

  • Reimagine Podcast

  • Schmidt Science Fellows

  • Alliance for the American Dream

  • AI-Powered Science Accelerator

  • Associate Product Manager Program

  • International Strategy Forum

Our Focus

Scientific Knowledge

Shaping the future of scientific research worldwide through the infusion of new technologies and empowering the next generation of leaders.


Technology & Society

Harnessing the power of science and technology to solve some of our toughest societal challenges.


Shared Prosperity

Strengthening and expanding the American middle class in order to increase competitiveness and improve quality of life.




Betting early on the world’s most talented people and empowering them to solve the world’s most pressing problems.