Of The Future.

Young Leaders Building a World that Doesn’t Yet Exist!

There is a quiet revolution brewing in urban India.

Everyday across India, people are mobilizing communities and creating impact at the grassroots. Through volunteer ventures, enterprises & community set-ups – citizens are advocating transformation, protesting injustice, and petitioning social inclusion.

What’s Your Role In The Emerging Future!

Communities Of The Future (COTF) Summit

The summit is an annual experiential gathering bringing together the budding entrepreneurs, change-makers, neighborhood volunteers, students & faculty in this space and working to improve communities across sectors, including technology, social inclusion, education, agriculture, solid waste management, climate change, participatory governance, micro finance, sustainability and allied areas.

The COTF summit is a countrywide celebration of this tremendous citizen movement in the 21st century, jointly brought to you by Mindtree and the University of Commons.

The uniting purpose is to create better, responsive, and inclusive societies.

Communities Of The Future Ideathon


Submit your piece of social fiction on future of societies.

Your version of social fiction should fuel the imagination, broaden the horizon of people & inspire the world to inch towards making your fiction a reality.


Ideas, start-ups and neighborhood improvement initiatives aiming towards more inclusive, responsible societies should apply in this category. Invites budding social entrepreneurs across India.

75 Teams

A total of 75 teams, 300+ commoners applied for the COTF Ideathon from 13 states, and 3 countries.

2000 Aspiring Change Makers

10 Change-makers and Social Leaders shared their experiences with 2000+ participants and audience in Bangalore, India.

3 Winners

Top 15 teams identified for mentorship, support and got access to platform access.

Highlights of COTF Summit – 2017

Get Ready for

Communities Of The Future Summit – 2018!

More Collaborative, Grander and Global.

We invite you to experience ideas into action with present and future world leaders over a two-day celebration of social innovation, action and collaboration.