22 Dec201619th May 2017
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MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress 2016

MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress 2016

What happens if you bring in 450 child-inventors into one room at HOWEST University of Applied Sciences in Kortrijk? The answer is: they become loud and enthusiastic feedback machines to the university students that are designing their inventions. Each year again, it’s so wonderful to see the university students getting hands-on honest feedback from the...

05 Dec201619th May 2017
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MyMachine Norway is here!

MyMachine Norway is here!

We’re very proud to announce yet again, that MyMachine is becoming a bit bigger. A couple of weeks ago, the Cultiva Foundation has signed the MyMachine Norway License. Cultiva Foundation is honored to introduce MyMachine in Norway. Cultiva was established 6 December 2000 by the Municipality of Kristiansand to ensure that a portion of the profits made from...

08 Nov201619th May 2017
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MyMachine featured across Virgin.com

MyMachine featured across Virgin.com

We’re a little bit proud to announce that today, MyMachine is featured across Virgin.com. We’re very happy with this, as Virgin is supporting MyMachine big time by doing this. This communication will reach out to many people across the globe, which hopefully will bring new links to what we’re doing. You can find it here:...

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...

05 Oct201619th May 2017
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MyMachine MainStage at Virgin Disruptors 2016 in London

MyMachine MainStage at Virgin Disruptors 2016 in London

Monday October 3. London. The Mermaid. 13.30PM. MyMachine co-founder Piet Grymonprez had the pleasure to pitch MyMachine main stage at the Virgin Disruptors 2016 event. The 2016 edition of Virgin Disruptors was based on the theme People Creating Change and hosted speakers on 4 theme’s: Purpose, Planet, People and Performance. The public of several hundreds...

12 Jun201616th March 2017
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Workshop in Bangalore, India.

Workshop in Bangalore, India.

Today something unique happened. We were invited by Punith Raj to do a “MyMachine workshop” in his coaching center, called JJ Academy. Punith has taken the initiative to start this academy to help out 120 children in this neighborhood of Bangalore, with their homework or teach them extra courses. This happens each day from Monday...

27 May201616th March 2017
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MyMachine going Main Stage at Liberal Education and The Future of the University Conference in India – June 10th

MyMachine going Main Stage at Liberal Education and The Future of the University Conference in India – June 10th

MyMachine is very proud to be invited to talk at this international conference co-organized by India Platform and BMS College of Engineering, in Bengaluru, India. The Conference that will take place on the 10th and 11th of June, has one theme: The Concern for Creativity. The organizers claim that all around Asia, there is a growing concern about...

21 May201616th March 2017
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MyMachine Oklahoma having its first Grand Exposition

MyMachine Oklahoma having its first Grand Exposition

It’s May 20, 2016. It’s been proclaimed officially by the Governor as MyMachine Day in the State of Oklahoma. It’s Friday evening. It’s Oklahoma City. It’s on Film Row. It’s 70° F. It’s a Block Party. It’s packed with food trucks. And most importantly, 8 elaborated dream machines from MyMachine Oklahoma are on display. Congratulations...

19 May201617th March 2017
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The New York Academy of Sciences and MyMachine announce collaboration

The New York Academy of Sciences and MyMachine announce collaboration

MyMachine Global is proud to announce it started a collaboration with The New York Academy of Sciences. Today Hank Nourse – Director Digital Content Strategy and Instructional Design, met again with MyMachine global Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez in New York. The New York Academy of Sciences is the world’s nexus of scientific innovation in the service of...

20 Apr201617th March 2017
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a new franchise has been signed: welcome MyMachine Slovakia!

a new franchise has been signed: welcome MyMachine Slovakia!

We are very honored to announce that MyMachine has signed a new franchise agreement. The Carpathian Foundation has taken a franchise to start MyMachine Slovakia. This means that MyMachine, honored by United Nations, is now in on 3 continents in 7 countries: Belgium, France, Slovenia, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa and USA. The MyMachine Foundation is...

08 Sep201517th March 2017
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MyMachine keynote speaker at the Internet of Education Conference 2015 in Sarajevo

MyMachine keynote speaker at the Internet of Education Conference 2015 in Sarajevo

Today we’re proud to announce that MyMachine will be a keynote speaker at the Internet of Education Conference 2015 in Sarajevo (Friday 18 September 2015). The goal of this event is to bring together researchers and policy makers from both university and academia to present methods for improving the effectiveness of online and open education but also promote discussion...

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...

19 Jun201512th October 2017
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MyMachine Exhibition Slovenia and Belgium widely covered in the media

We’re very happy to share some of the great media coverage both exhibitions benefitted from both in Slovenia as in Belgium. Here’s 2 examples from both countries: In Slovenia the MyMachine Exhibition got almost a complete page in the Delo (one of, if not the most important newspaper in Slovenia). You can see the picture...

18 Jun201512th October 2017
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Grand Opening of MyMachine Belgium Exhibition

Today was a magnificent day for MyMachine. MyMachine Belgium (Flanders) just celebrated their Grand Opening in Kortrijk. The expo tails the 2014-15 edition of MyMachine Belgium (Flanders). 450 Children from the participating schools in Belgium, arrived at 10 o’clock. They could discover all of the elaborated working prototypes and test them out ! The higher education students were there...

02 Apr201512th October 2017
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MyMachine starts in Oklahoma, USA !

MyMachine Oklahoma is starting up in August 2015 ! This is the result of combined efforts of Susan McCalmont, president of Creative Oklahoma and Jeanie Webb, president of the Rose State College. MyMachine Oklahoma is run by Stan Greil and his marvelous team at Rose State College in Oklahoma City. Rose State College offered its first classes on September 21,...

31 Mar201512th October 2017
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MyMachine going main stage at the Creativity World Forum 2015

Piet Grymonprez, co-founder of MyMachine, was invited to talk about MyMachine at the Creativity World Forum 2015. The CWF was opened in de morning by Sir Ken Robinson, who gave his in-depth vision on the challenges the educational system has and its impact on our society. MyMachine was offered a spot in the time schedule...

24 Feb201524th February 2015
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Behind the scenes at the TV studio in Brussels, Belgium

In 6 weeks time, 6 MyMachine inventors from the past were in the national tv-show, in which the guests could vote if the invention was brilliant or not. Guess what? MyMachine got 6 times brilliant! Here’s a stop motion were you see Brecht presenting his Ball-Cather/Fetcher machine: StopMotion_Brecht   And here are some behind-the-scenes-pictures:   ...

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).

17 Dec201417th December 2014
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MyMachine Belgium, Work-In-Progress on National and Regional Television

MyMachine Belgium was having its Work-in-Progress Event yesterday. It made it to the National Television News in Belgium (Dutch) and the Regional Television News (Dutch). Take a look at this short documentary to capture the vibe NATIONAL VRT JOURNAAL: REGIONAL WTV-FOCUS:    

16 Dec201416th December 2014
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MyMachine Belgium, Flanders: Work-In-Progress 2014

Today, more than 400 children visited the Howest Campus in the city of Kortrijk, to discover and discuss the progress made by the Howest Industrial Product Design Students. It was fabulous.          

06 Nov20146th November 2014
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MyMachine Obidos, Portugal signs the MyMachine license.

Proud people in a proud photo: MyMachine Obidos, Portugal has signed the MyMachine license. MyMachine Obidos is run by Miguel Silvestre, Ana Sofia Godinho from Obitec Technology Park (Obidos) and Filipe Pinto from the IPL University (Leiria). MyMachine Obidos has started a feasibility exercise involving 100 children and students. We will soon be able to reveal...

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...

04 Apr20144th April 2014
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MyMachine starting up in Slovenia!

MyMachine Foundation is proud to announce a cooperation with the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. From the academic year 2014-2015 onwards three MyMachine runs will be organised in Slovenia. The agreement was signed at the Offices of the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels. The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering...

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...

20 Nov201120th November 2011
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MyMachine invited by Vrtec Trnovo in Ljubljana, Slovenia

MyMachine is taking part in the international conference, organised by Vrtec Trnovo, on the role of kindergardens in creating an innovation ecosystem in society. Vrtc Trnovo acknowledge in MyMachine an innovative methodology to create cooperation between children, youngsters and grown-ups, in a project that stimulates creativity in education. The conference has a extraordinary (we like!)...

29 Sep201129th September 2011
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The dream machine of astronaut Frank De Winne

September 29th 2011: MyMachine is introduced to Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne. Frank De Winne was the first non-American Chief Commander of the International Space Station (ISS) and was also via sattelite for one song the fifth member of U2 on their latest world tour (U2 360).  Frank showed immediate interest in the “Jump-to-the-moon-machine” and...

06 May20116th May 2011
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Sir Ken Robinson meets MyMachine

MyMachine, as a true bottom-up initiative, was recently triggered by Sir Ken Robinson. Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. ‘All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education’ (The...

02 Sep20092nd September 2009
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United Nations honors MyMachine

MyMachine is honored by the United Nations World Summit 2009. The award honors creative projects and initiatives worldwide.           MyMachine was honored by the WSA International Grand Jury ‘for it’s concept to promote creativity in education, its beautiful website (made in collaboration with Indiegroup) and exceptional example of creativity and innovative e-content’. Click...