Mindfire Missions

Creating a dynamic and supportive environment.

Researching the principles of intelligence

Mindfire launches one or more missions per year to a specific topic, each mission building on the findings of the previous mission. Mindfire missions are structured by key intelligence research topics, such as cellular automaton, artificial organisms, artificial neural networks, and robotics and led by leading researchers in the fields of Neuroscience, A.I. and Ethics.

Mindfire’s scientific advisory boards define the goal of each mission and support the talents throughout. Leading AI researchers and innovation coaches act as mentors. There are no hierarchies, only a shared sense of purpose. Mindfire’s ethics board ensures that all findings are in the public domain.

Talents are key to the success of Mindfire, and they are selected based on their potential contribution to the mission. Mindfire is open to all interested candidates, irrespective of academic credentials. Travel, accommodation and all activities are fully covered by the Mindfire Foundation. Talents are rewarded with Mindfire Tokens.

Next Mission



November, 2018


InterContinental Davos
Baslerstrasse 9
7260 Davos Dorf

Why apply?

  • Becoming a Mindfire participant is an unparalleled scientific opportunity. Team up with fellow talents across scientific disciplines and you will have unfettered access to the cross pollination of ideas with the same focused goal.

  • Mindfire, as a non-profit, is not tied to any corporation or bottom-line expectations of results. Mindfire talents will learn and engage for a greater good and to accelerate the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • The Mindfire Foundation’s patented blockchain based format allows contributions from each talent to be securely and accurately recorded in order to recognize and award contributions fairly.

Program & Timeline

Mindfire will launch one or more missions per year and each mission builds on the findings of the previous mission.

Mindfire Missions research the principles that underlie human intelligence. Selected talents can pursue topics in depth, with mentorship available in areas such as Neuroscience, AI Robotics and Ethics. Talents explore technologies first-hand during Mindfire Missions, which features 3D printers, robots, virtual reality headsets, drones, and a broad range of software and prototyping tools.

Mindfire also provides talents with a set of proven tools for leveraging these technologies and nimble innovation practices.


The first Mindfire mission was held from 12-16 May 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. More than thirty talents and 16 world-renowned experts teamed up to discover the principles of artificial intelligence.

Read more about the successful kick-off of the Mindfire Mission program on our blog or in the media.