About us

Our Mission

Our company is about us. All of us. Our interest lies in understanding where humanity stands now, where we could be heading, want to be heading and what to do to get there. We are a partner for anyone with a deep interest in what lies beyond the horizon: our future. Our mission is to help governments, companies and students to understand the future. We not only explore what is happing but also try to find out why things are happening. The dereving insights are helpfull for building smart strategies and identifing sparks that drive new innovations.

Suited to your needs we offer a range of Future labs to explore the future together.

In the background we do a lot of research on what is going on in the world. From time to time we offer events to have a public discussion about it’s meaning. Because we do care to create a world for the better.

Our Story

IVTO is a research- and educational company located in The Netherlands setup in 2010 by Mario van Rijn and René van der Burgt. We both have a passion for future studies, strategy, creativity and innovation.

It is the wish of leaving a better world behind for the generations to come that drove us to setup our company. Let our children be proud on their parents, instead of the other way around. Let us all keep the next generation safe and let them thrive so they may one day be inspired and engaged with passion to achieve their goals and ambitions. Let them explore new ways, create new inventions, travel the universe, be amazed and get a better understanding about life and why we are here. It is our curiosity, the will to understand and the endless urge to improve that we have survived so long.

To make it better for the next generation we profoundly belief that making better decisions is the way to do it and scenario planning is a great way to support the decision-making process. Besides our products we therefor offer our experience to help companies to build smart future proof strategies and innovations.