We are a global network

More than ever before, our world will have to rely on new ideas, new concepts, new answers. And these come from people who are confident to use their imagination, to think outside of silos and to be inspired by the possibility to improve our society. 
To enable children and students to learn how to do this, each network partner recruits participating primary, secondary and higher education institutes as well as supporting stakeholders outside of the education space; to ensure all children and students learn to be confident using their imagination to change their world for the better engaged by the power of possibility.

Locally Rooted and Globally Informed

Our Network Partners are independent, locally led and governed organizations that share a common core purpose, approach, and commitment to the network’s core values when working together across borders:

MyMachine is an inter-generational collaboration inside the education system

MyMachine is an intergenerational collaboration of students in primary schools, technical/vocational secondary schools and universities.

MyMachine is Open Ended

We are not imposing a theme on the children. Our open ended question “What Is Your Dream Machine?” is an invitation to address what really matters to them.

All Ideas Matter

MyMachine is not a competition. You can witness rivalry everywhere. It’s common in business, sports, and various organizations. Of course, schools are no exception. That’s where we learn to compete from an early age. While competition makes us perform better at certain tasks, it hardly ever teaches us to help others. MyMachine is a context where kids choose to be kind to others instead of working hard to be the best.

Our 25-Year Vision

In 2040, communities in every part of the world recognise that in our ever-changing world they will constantly have to rely on new ideas, new concepts, new answers and that these come from people who are confident to use their imagination, to think outside of silos and to be inspired by the possibility to improve our society.
These communities build their education space as a safe and inspiring ecosystem in which children and students can express their ideas and learn how to bring an(y) idea to life. These communities are inspiring and informing a worldwide movement to achieve this everywhere.

Our 10-Year Intended Outcomes

Our network has established local partnerships on all continents, running local MyMachine Chapters.
Our MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaigns are reaching significant numbers of participating schools in areas not yet covered by our local MyMachine Chapters.
We are developing a significant number of extraordinary people confident in using their imagination as a creative team-player or self-employed. They are adept at expressing ideas and bringing them to life.
They thrive and feel happy and engaged as they embrace the vitality of creativity, the power of possibility, and the dynamics of collaboration.
We are an influential voice in the global discussion on education, creativity, entrepreneurship and human development, advocating based on our diverse experiences worldwide.
Communities all over the world are making progress towards our 25-Year Vision.

Our Core Values

  • learning to bring ideas to life
  • respecting each other’s talents
  • collaboration
  • co-creation
  • creativity
  • entrepreneurial skills
  • 21st century skills
  • open education
  • maker-centered learning
  • project-based learning
  • empathy design
  • empowerment
  • joy and wonder
  • design thinking
  • ste(a)m
  • problem solving

Our Growing International Network

MyMachine was launched in Belgium in 2008. In 2014 the MyMachine Global Foundation was established. Since 2014, its network has grown on 3 continents: Flanders & Brussels (Belgium), South Africa, Slovenia, Portugal, France, USA, Slovakia, Norway and Liège (Belgium).  Our MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign piloted in 2020 with participating schools in Mexico, Ecuador, Mozambique, South Africa, Belgium and India.

MyMachine is endorsed by

United Nations
The New York Academy of Sciences
Harvard – Graduate School of Education
Reimagine Education
Getting Smart
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Richard Branson
Peter Gamwell
The Qatar Foundation
Designmanagement Europe
the Open Educational Global Consortium
the Creativity World Forum
Belgian Chamber of Commerce
Flanders District of Creativity
Agoria – Belgian Technology Industry association.

MyMachine is created by

Our Team

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