An open source and social impact program sponsored by Futurice
We use our skills to make the world better by contributing to projects with positive social impact.
We enable Futurice people to do good by contributing to initiatives that are close to their hearts and minds.
We make Futurice a better company by engaging our people, improving our skills and being damn proud of working here.
Our employees can work on open source and other social impact projects on their own time and get paid for it.
Use professional skills
We pay 15€ / hour on top of regular salary for employees’ free time contributions that use their professional skills.
Share as open source
Any project goes, as long as the outcome is shared with an open source license. This is not just for developers. It’s for all our specialists.
Keep the balance
We have a 30 hours / person monthly limit on how much is supported. It's meant to protect employees' from overloading themselves.
This is not work
Futurice makes no IPR claims whatsoever regarding these contributions. In fact, we insist on employees taking their due credit for their efforts.
We published a free e-book that attempts to give you a thorough understanding of how and why we have made open source and social impact activities a very significant part of our company culture.
This book should be particularly interesting for professionals interested in company culture, developer relations, and employee engagement.
There's only so much we can do on our own. We want our customers and competitors by our side to make great things happen together.
Want to do magic with us?Get involved as a partner
Tools, libraries, hobby apps & more. All kinds of GitHub projects our employees deemed worthy to create or contribute to. Also a few bigger projects, supported directly by Futurice.
Code schools, code clubs, design & prototyping workshops, open-source teaching material, code clubs for teachers, mentoring...When it comes to digital open education in Finland, we can almost say "you name it, we've done it".
Finnish language learning content on Memrise, free and accessible. Events & professional coaching with an inclusive flavour. Collaboration with youth centers. More to come.
Well, we got nothing yet here. Protecting the climate is extremely important and we're dying to do something about it. Haven't found a good opportunity yet. Any ideas?
Join one of the best workplaces in the world to enjoy the benefits of Spice: learning new skills at an alarming pace, contributing to worthy causes, getting paid to work on hobby projects you care about.
Do you have money or experts' time and want to make some positive impact on the world, your employees and your company? Get in touch and let's find a way to collaborate.
Tell the world about our approach. Tell your employer; ask them to do the same. Tell your friends. Show that this model exists and that it works and challenge others to follow our lead.