Challenge:Future 1. (noun)An empowering and barrier-free global student competition based on innovation and open collaborationfor a sustainable world. Abbreviated as C:F, 2. (verb)A call to think and start the change today to be able to live in the time which starts immediatelyafter the present, 3. (verb)The exciting process of collaborating with peers around the globe and creating feasible solutions or “out of mind ideas” for a cleaner, smarter and fairer future C:F Advisory Board, a group of visionary thinkers supporting C:F with fresh ideas and critical questions. The Board consists of a distinguished mixture of academia, business experts, and futurists. C:F Bootcamp, the first three days of the C:F Finals createdfor youth to connect, build skills, and share knowledge. C:F Challenges, specific competition tasks to be completed by participants. The 2009/2010 competition offered six challenges in its first phase: the future of Communication, Transportation, Media, Health, Youth, and Prosperity. C:F Platform, a virtual place where C:F members can participate in communication, collaboration, open dialogue, and competition. C:F Competition 2009/2010,the first competition ever, with 1,664 competitors and 554 teams from 151 countries. C:F Hall of Fame, an honor awarded to the top ten most innovative schools in the 2009/2010 competition judging based on open innovation and open collaboration principles. C:F Judges, an international team of experts representing different fields of knowledge that offered grades and feedback to competing teams. C:F Member, the essential, central and fundamental element of the C:F community. C:F Mentors, faculty members from all over the world who are passionate about fostering young talent. C:F Most Innovative School, the school that exhibited the most outstanding performance in 2009/2010 competition. C:F Open Collaboration, the process by which people share knowledge and create together for mutual benefit. C:F Open Innovation, the process in which one side (e.g., a company) needs a solution to a problem and opens itself up to broader audi-ence (e.g., students) to find the solution to their concrete problem. C:F Quick Challenge, short, exciting, and provocative contests that are posted each month to encourage creativity and promote open dialogue. They are referred to simply as QC. C:F “See you in Bled!”, a C:F slang phrase expressing wishful thinking or a compliment to others as only the finalist teamsin the C:F competition had the chance to meet in Bled, Slovenia, at the C:F Summit. C:F Sparks, a measure of the activity and meaningful contributionon the C:F virtual platform. C:F StormIt, parallel contest with extra prizes for participants. In 2010, StormIt was dedicated to green tourism with a topic of “Give me three days of green sLOVEnia”. C:F Summit, an annual face-to-face gathering of the most innovative youth, pioneering businesses,policy leaders, and other change makers. C:F The Future Book, a first attempt among C:F enthusiasts to publish food for thought for the future. C:F Weekly Hot Topic, a discussion on trending topics that are relevant to sustainability, referred to as WHT. C:F Win-win-win, an action that benefits anindividual, a business, and the world as a whole. The most important judging criteria in the C:F competition. C:F Winners, the student teams with the highest scores reflecting the combined judges’ grades and community votes. In the 2009/2010, the Backcasters team from Singapore were the winners. C:F Youth Advisory Board, the group that consists of extraordinary youth from the C:F community, referred to as YAB. C:F Youth Think Tank, over 70 passionate and creative youths who made it to the C:F Finals and serve as the voice of C:F community.