21 Oct201619th May 2017
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Delegation of Dr. Ashwath Narayan (India) visits MyMachine Global in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Delegation of Dr. Ashwath Narayan (India) visits MyMachine Global in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Today we were honoured by the visit of an important Indian delegation from Karnataka. Dr. Ashwath Narayan is an Indian politician, member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing BJP from Malleshwaram constituency, Bangalore, Karnataka. He is often credited with Malleshwaram witnessing massive transformation in several sectors including healthcare, welfare, education, sports, infrastructure and several others under his leadership. With a focus on education, Dr. Ashwath Narayan...

16 Dec201517th March 2017
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MyMachine Belgium (Flanders) Work-In-Progress

MyMachine Belgium (Flanders) Work-In-Progress

Yesterday was a great day for MyMachine Belgium. Hundreds of children visited the “inventor-school” (Howest University of Applied Sciences – Industrial Design Center) to assess the works of the product and game design students. At this Work-In-Progress event all children inventors give honest feedback about the elaboration of the concepts of their dream machine. This...

10 Oct201517th March 2017
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MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) starts their new MyMachine cycle

Kick off of a new MyMachine cycle by the Howest students Digital Arts & Entertainment and the 5th grade of the Elementary School Edugo St. Vincentius. This part of the MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) cycle is about translating the idea into a game. Some ingredients for the game: a love-machine that unites separated parents by using brain...

06 Jul201512th October 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos visiting Kortrijk

Today, MyMachine Óbidos is visiting MyMachine Global in the city of Kortrijk, Belgium. Miguel Silvestre who is running MyMachine Óbidos together with Ana Sofia Godinho, brought with him a group of Portuguese Mayors. Left: Miguel Silvestre, MyMachine Óbidos Middle: Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder MyMachine Right: Telmo Faria, former Mayor of Óbidos         It...

05 Jun201512th October 2017
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Sneak preview on the MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) results: this is the Disease-Vacuum-Cleaner

Click here for the Dutch Documentary by Regional Television TV OOST: children/inventors from the Belgian elementary school discovering, at the technical high school, their working prototype: the Disease-Vacuum-Cleaner. This is one of the dream machines that will be on display at the Grand MyMachine Flanders Exhibition, opening June 18th in the City of Kortrijk. Join us...

16 May201512th October 2017
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MyMachine Belgium announces its Grand Exhibition 2015

The MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) Grand Exhibition will take place 18-28 June 2015 at the Buda Arts Center in the City of Kortrijk. This Grand Exhibition is the final chapter of the MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) cycle 2014-2015. In this cycle more than 600 pupils and students from 21 different schools in Flanders participated. 18 June is...

05 Feb20155th February 2015
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MyMachine Belgium on national television

Last week, MyMachine Belgium was on national television (VRT). MyMachine was a guest in the late night talk show called Bart & Siska. Here’s the link where you can watch MyMachine on the show (Dutch).

15 Jan201515th January 2015
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MyMachine Belgium for 6 weeks long on national television

Tonight in the brand new late night talkshow Bart & Siska on VRT (National Television), Charlotte will present her very own dream machine. Charlotte participated in MyMachine Belgium 6 years ago. Now she’s 12 years old and she will look back at the machine she invented when she was in de first grade of the...

12 Dec201412th December 2014
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Just 4 more nights and it’s…..showtime for MyMachine Belgium, Flanders

Tuesday 16 december Howest University of Applied Sciences is hosting the MyMachine Work-In-Progress again. 400 children will visit the Howest Industrial Product Design Students to discuss the progress they made, developing a product concept out of the drawings of their dream machines. The Howest students are working hard to finish the last preparations.

05 Dec20145th December 2014
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Inauguration of the time travel machine in Belgium

80 children from an elementary school in Belgium tested their ‘time travel machine’, the result of a cooperation between schools and organizations in Belgium/Flanders and South Africa. Next week the South African children will have their final show!         

04 Dec20144th December 2014
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MyMachine Demonstration in Berlin, Germany

MyMachine Belgium and MyMachine Slovenia are in Berlin (Germany) today at the 20th edition of the International Online Educa Conference, bringing new technology to the educational stage. More than 40 new machines were invented, this time by grown-ups from all over the world: ranging from a Tie-Shoe-Machine, the Pairing-Single-Socks-Machine, the Machine-That-Can-Sculpt-And-Cave-An-Image to the Machine-To-Make-Me-Younger, the...

05 Nov20145th November 2014
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MyMachine on stage at VIP event of the Creativity World Forum 2014

  For the next two days, the city of Kortrijk (Belgium) is the world capitol of creativity, hosting the 2014 edition of the Creativity World Forum. We were happy to be invited at the VIP Opening Event to present MyMachine on stage. A big thank you to City of Kortrijk and Flanders DC. We wish...

09 Oct20149th October 2014
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MyMachine on stage at the Queen Paola Foundation and the Dirk Frimout Foundation Award show in Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Queen Paola Foundation is dedicated to support the integration and education of youth. The Belgian Dirk Frimout Foundation, established by Dirk Frimout the first Belgian astronaut, is dedicated to support scientific knowledge of earth and space. Both foundations collaborate to organise a yearly contest, aiming at pupils from Belgian secondary schools, that elaborate...

25 Sep201425th September 2014
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MyMachine Belgium starting up the new academic year!

MyMachine Belgium is starting up this academic year. 11 elementary schools, 10 vocational schools and 90 Howest University of Applied Sciences students Industrial Product Design and Digital Arts & Entertainment. Here we go! Find out more on www.mymachinevlaanderen.be

18 Feb201418th February 2014
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MyMachine presented as real-life project at STEM event Flemish government (Belgium)

By 2020 Flanders has the ambition to be one of the top five regions of Europe. To realize this ambition, it must invest in knowlegde and talents. Although many companies and research institutes are active in the domain of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), there is a gowing lack of young people studying exact...

26 Aug201326th August 2013
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Successful exhibition and event

The exhibition and Design for Impact-lecture during the ‘Design Week 2013′ highlighted the final part of the North-South-pilot. MyMachine produced a lot of enthusiasm amongst the visitors. MyMachine is looking back to a successful pilot year. ‘MyMachine 1 +1 = 3’ – a spin-off of the basic MyMachine concept – allowed us to implement the MyMachine methodology for the first time outside the country’s borders. We found MyMachine to be as attractive and inspiring for...

06 Jun20136th June 2013
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Pupils of OLVO Heist (Belgium) welcome their recycling robot

June 6, 2013 was a big day for all 259 pupils of OLVO Heist (Belgium). They welcomed Scrappy, the recycling robot at school. This dream machine came to life thanks to a cross-border co-operation between the three educational levels and organizations in Flanders and South Africa. The MyMachine team was able to introduce a first...

17 May201317th May 2013
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MyMachine wins the Nyrstar Foundation grant 2012-2013

The Nyrstar Foundation awards the 2012-2013 grant to the new MyMachine North-South project. With childlike imagination as a starting point, MyMachine aims to leverage its unique methodology to promote creativity and entrepreneurship in education in developing countries. The project is a cross-border cooperation between schools and organisations in Flanders, Belgium and in developing countries. The pilot...

02 Oct20122nd October 2012
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Belgian children invent dream machines for their peers in South Africa

On Sept 25th 2012, children from the 6th grade collected information about South Africa (climate, educational system, housing, …) in order to gain insight in the living environment of their peers. What kind of dream machine would they invent for their peers to make their lives easier or simple more fun? What do you think...

05 Jul20125th July 2012
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Enthousiastic inventors on ‘The Great MyMachine Show’

From June 22nd to July 1st 2012 the MyMachine grand exhibition took place in Kortrijk, West Flanders. On Thursday 28th 250 inventors enjoyed ‘The Great MyMachine Show’, a spectacle in which the participation of the audience was important. The dream machines were tested and approved. But the little inventors were the real eyecatchers of the...

08 Jun20128th June 2012
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Inventors test their dream machine for the first time

Great news! The pupils from technical secondary schools have succeeded to realise the dreams of many children ! Recently they invited the little inventors to admire and, what’s more important, to test their dream machines. Inventors, designers and builders, all of them were present. The eyes of the children were shining. When they saw their machines...

26 Mar201226th March 2012
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Children and students jointly develop marketing and business plan for their dream machines

In March 2012, Bachelor students from the Howest Network Economy (Belgium) visited primary schools throughout Flanders with  a clear mission. With a fun  approach, they  wanted to introduce the children  to different aspects of entrepreneurship. Children learned to think about potential users (and buyers) of their dream machines. They also imagined  being part of the...

15 Mar201215th March 2012
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Dream machines become reality with help of the inventors

In the workstations of the 8 technical secondary high schools (Belgium) the dream machines become reality. Some of the schools were visited by the inventors. The fantasy of the children was obviously triggered when they were asked to paint their own ‘Flying World Explorer’.

15 Feb201215th February 2012
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MyMachine on the cover of Flanders Today

Flanders Today is a weekly English-language newspaper covering news, business, arts and culture in Brussels and Flanders. MyMachine is proud to be on the cover of Flanders Today.

08 Feb20128th February 2012
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8 technical secundary schools bring dream machines to live

Since the beginning of this school year Howest University of Applied Sciences students product design have worked hard to conceptualise the children’s ideas into concepts of dream machines. Now about 250 pupils from 8 technical secundary schools involved in the project (Belgium) have 5 months to translate their techical drawings into real working prototypes of the...

16 Nov201116th November 2011
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TEDx Youth Flanders welcoms MyMachine

On Sunday November 20th 2011, the first TEDx Youth Flanders event will take place in the city of Antwerp (Belgium, Europe). This date is not just a date. It has been chosen, because on this day, 20 years ago, the United Nations have declared the 20th of November as the Universial Children’s Day. The whole...

10 Nov201110th November 2011
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MyMachine on Brussels Innova

Brussels Innova, is a 4000 m² fair with exhibitors from 20 different countries, 4000 visitors and 500 innovations. This year we celebrate the 60th edition of this fair. We’re very proud to be able to present MyMachine on Friday November 18th 2011, to a public ranging from entrepreneurs to inventors! More on Brussels Innova here.

28 Oct201128th October 2011
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Students win Belgian Innovation Award with MyMachine-computergame

On the 27th of October 2011, Howest University of Applied Sciences Digital Arts & Entertainment students, are awarded at the Innovation Award in the category Image & ICT for their brilliant first MyMachine-game, called ‘The inventors’.These students created and designed a 3D-computergame in which, the main character 12 year old Kiddo, helps making a better world...

13 Oct201113th October 2011
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200 children inventors imagine new fantastic dream machines

On 13th and 14th of October 2011, 200 children from 9 different elementary schools in Belgium, started creating their own dream machines. They invented, described and made drawings of their own dream machine. Howest University of Applied Sciences Industrial Design students helped them out. In some elementary schools, the pupils of technical high schools joined as...

09 Sep20119th September 2011
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MyMachine on stage at TEDx Flanders (Belgium)

Saturday 24th of September, MyMachine was on stage on the TEDx Flanders event in the Flemish Opera in Antwerp (Belgium). TED is an American event-format that presents new ideas, products and concepts. Some of these TED Talks become a hype on the internet, like the 2006 TED-Talk by Sir Ken Robinson on ‘Do schools kill creativity?’,...

16 Nov201016th November 2010
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Belgian Royalty Filip and Mathilde meet MyMachine

Early October 2010, Luc Vandewalle (chairman of MyMachine) and Jan Despiegelaere (co-founder of MyMachine) got the chance by the Community Foundation of West-Flanders, to join the gala dinner of the Supporting Council of West-Flanders in the city of Ostend (Belgium). At this occasion, they presented MyMachine to Belgian prins Filip and prinses Mathilde (now King and...