The International Center for Future Generations, established in 2021, is a think tank dedicated to shaping a future where decision-makers anticipate and responsibly govern the societal impacts of rapid technological change, ensuring that emerging technologies are harnessed to serve the best interests of humanity.
In 2021, tech entrepreneur Steven Schuurman and social entrepreneur Laurens de Groot launched the International Center for Future Generations (ICFG). One year later, ICFG became operational, recruited the first team members, and opened an office in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In September 2023, ICFG launched its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The co-founders share the vision that powerful emerging technologies need legislative oversight to ensure they benefit both present and future generations.