08 Nov20218th November 2021
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Talking Impact! – MyMachine Slovakia

Talking Impact! – MyMachine Slovakia

It’s always a blast when we can share impact stories! Karin Kolesárová, university student TUKE University: “I like connecting school knowledge with practice, and I’m looking for exciting opportunities that will help me develop not only my portfolio but also my overall mindset when designing projects. In MyMachine, I learned to work together and understand...

28 Oct202128th October 2021
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New Dream Machine ideas in Slovakia

New Dream Machine ideas in Slovakia

The new MyMachine year in Slovakia has started! A big, beautiful, and magical moment at the beginning of MyMachine: students of the participating universities visit their “customers” – the Primary School Children. They invent their new, amazing dream machines -anything goes, as long as they really, really want it-  and draw a picture from their...

18 Oct202122nd October 2021
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Impact Testimonial MyMachine Slovakia!

Impact Testimonial MyMachine Slovakia!

Talking impact from MyMachine Slovakia!   Matej Matejčík, student UNIZA University: “I was intrigued by the main idea of a program where we show children that nothing is impossible. This is twice as true for a computer game. The whole MyMachine program gave me a huge amount of experience and thanks to it I improved communication,...

08 Oct20218th October 2021
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MyMachine Slovakia Exposition in Bratislava

MyMachine Slovakia Exposition in Bratislava

MyMachine Slovakia organised their 2021 Exposition in Bratislava, putting those dream machines on display created by Western Slovak schools. Photo: Renáta Černayová – The travel rocket that will transport them to four places on Earth.   The MyMachine Expo at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava united all...

15 Jul202115th July 2021
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MyMachine Slovakia delivering dream machines of the 2020-2021 cycle – better yet: delivering impact

MyMachine Slovakia delivering dream machines of the 2020-2021 cycle – better yet: delivering impact

Meanwhile in Slovakia: the last invention delivered in 2021 is the Radio-Basket – a vacuum cleaner for radioactivity. What a brilliant idea! This invention is a common work of children from Spojená škola Letná Poprad, college students of Strojnícka fakulta TUKE and Stredná priemyselná škola techniky a dizajnu Poprad. The idea itself was a ′mission impossible′ for our college...

28 Jun202128th June 2021
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MyMachine Slovakia presenting first Dream Machine Prototypes of this cycle

MyMachine Slovakia presenting first Dream Machine Prototypes of this cycle

At the beautiful campus of Žilina University, MyMachine Slovakia handed over the first two working prototypes. The Child-Inventors from primary schools in Žilina and Tvrdošína could finally discover the final version of their computer games Adventure of Strelka and Mobilodronom in Slovakia.   Students of the UNIZA Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology programmed...

12 Jun202114th June 2021
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MyMachine speaker at European Training Foundation and Unesco’s event

MyMachine speaker at European Training Foundation and Unesco’s event

We are thrilled to share that MyMachine will be featured at the Building Lifelong Learning Systems: Skills For Green and Inclusive Societies In The Digital Era. This event which will take place from 21 to 25 June 2021, is jointly organised by The European Training Foundation and UNESCO. The conference, which is organised with the collaboration of...

04 Jun20214th June 2021
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Article on MyMachine Slovakia in national newspaper

Article on MyMachine Slovakia in national newspaper

Bratislava calling!  Thank you Teraz.sk for this article on MyMachine Slovakia! With some amazing quotes from business and university point of view : Veronika Klesniaková from BBSK, highlighting the benefits of the intergenerational approach within MyMachine; and Michaela Hnilicová from the Technical University in Zvolen, highlighting the powerful mix of creativity, innovation and technology within...

05 Apr20218th April 2021
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University Students in Slovakia make video for the children in primary class

University Students in Slovakia make video for the children in primary class

Do you know how the Operative Portal Exposing Invisible Attributes works? You don’t? Of course not! This year’s invention of students from Primary School Š Lermontovova, is being conceptualised by university students of Strojnícka Fakulta TUKE in Kosice, Slovakia. In this short video by university students Matus and Tomáš, they pitch their concept to the clients:...

23 Mar202123rd March 2021
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Technical Secondary involvement in game development in Slovakia

Technical Secondary involvement in game development in Slovakia

Early February in MyMachine Slovakia, students of FEIT-Fakulta elektrotechniky a informačných technológií, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at UNIZA university met with high school students from Súkromná škola umeleckého priemyslu, in Žilina. After the children in primary school invented the Talking Cat as their dream machine, these students came up with the idea of translating...

07 Mar20218th March 2021
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MyMachine Slovakia design-input from the primary school children

MyMachine Slovakia design-input from the primary school children

After inventing their dream machine, the children in the primary class have regular opportunities to connect with the university students who are designing a concept for their dream machine. While the university students are having meetings with professionals from the technical secondary schools, industry and the MyMachine community on the proposed concepts, the most engaging...

13 Feb202113th February 2021
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Article in Slovakian Newspaper examining the power of MyMachine for the education system

Article in Slovakian Newspaper examining the power of MyMachine for the education system

Bratislava is setting the scene for a new alliance with its universities in Slovakia. This newspaper article titles: “The Children Will Not Wait Project: Universities should work with other school levels”. Slovakia envisages in the forthcoming partnership agreement the connection of universities to science and employers, while the proposals completely omitted the emphasis on cooperation...

15 Jan202121st January 2021
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New website for MyMachine Slovakia

New website for MyMachine Slovakia

MyMachine Slovakia 🇸🇰 is expanding in myriad ways. The first pilot was in the city of Kosice in the East of the country. After that, it has grown rapidly to different cities across the country, and this year even including the capitol Bratislava in the West of the country. Today our team in Slovakia is...

22 Jul202023rd July 2020
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We are hiring in Slovakia!

We are hiring in Slovakia!

MyMachine Slovakia is hiring! Our partner Karpatska Nadacia is the driving force behind MyMachine Slovakia and they are expanding the program to the West of the country. This job vacancy is a part-time job and is looking for a project coordinator in or around the capital Bratislava. This person will report directly to the MyMachine...

14 Jul202014th July 2020
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The Positive News Agency Dobre Noviny Article on MyMachine

The Positive News Agency Dobre Noviny Article on MyMachine

It’s a never ending good feeling to be on the positive side of news. But this one is extra special: Dobre Noviny is a positive news agency in Slovakia. This article on MyMachine Slovakia is bringing an update on the current MyMachine cycle and the plans for the 2020 MyMachine Slovakia exhibition later this year....

01 Jul20201st July 2020
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First 2020 Dream Machine in Slovakia has been delivered!

First 2020 Dream Machine in Slovakia has been delivered!

One dream machine from this year’s run in MyMachine Slovakia has been completed! We proudly introduce you to MyMachine MiniGames. The first computer game that was created in MyMachine Slovakia. The MiniGames were based on ideas from children from Hroncova primary school in Košice. The production of the MiniGames was done by students of FEIT...

14 Feb202019th February 2020
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MyMachine Slovakia on National Television

MyMachine Slovakia on National Television

Proud moment again from MyMachine Slovakia! RTVS covers the Work In Progress Part 2 at TUKE University in Kosice. Check out the wonderful dynamics and the shining eyes of the students and educators! It starts at 43:22: RTVS Documentary on MyMachine.   Thank you to all involved for making this event such a success!

13 Feb202013th February 2020
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MyMachine Slovakia Work In Progress Part 2 (on Slovakian television)

MyMachine Slovakia Work In Progress Part 2 (on Slovakian television)

Work-In-Progress is the exquisite moment in which the customers -the dream machine inventors from primary class rooms- give their final feedback to the university students, who have been translating the dream machine ideas into a concept.  MyMachine Slovakia has participating schools in different parts of the country. That is why their Work-In-Progress event is now...

11 Feb202011th February 2020
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MyMachine Slovakia Work In Progress Part 1 (on national television)

MyMachine Slovakia Work In Progress Part 1 (on national television)

Work-In-Progress is the exquisite moment in which the customers -the dream machine inventors from primary class rooms- give their final feedback to the university students, who have been translating the dream machine ideas into a concept.  MyMachine Slovakia has participating schools in different parts of the country. That is why their Work-In-Progress event is now...

07 Feb202011th February 2020
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President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová on MyMachine

President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová on MyMachine

BREAKING NEWS: The presidential palace of President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová is safe from bad ghosts! At the occasion of the 25th Anniversary Gala from the Carpathian Foundation, the President spoke about the importance of the work of The Carpathian Foundation for Eastern Slovakia and for the whole of Slovakia. On Thursday February 6, the...

06 Feb20206th February 2020
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MyMachine Design Thinking talk at T-Systems Slovakia

MyMachine Design Thinking talk at T-Systems Slovakia

Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez had the privilege to talk this morning about design thinking for 50 co-workers at the Experience Lab of the second largest employer of Eastern Slovakia: T-Systems Slovakia. Thank you to all at T-Systems who were involved for having us and thank you for the big amount of new dream machine ideas invented...

18 Dec201918th December 2019
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Students team up with Magna-company experts in Slovakia

Students team up with Magna-company experts in Slovakia

It’s always a thrill to see the connections between the university students participating in MyMachine and professionals from companies. This time round the engineering students from TUKE university are discussing their solutions with the professionals from our main company partner Magna PT s.r.o., the leading manufacturer of gearboxes in Slovakia. The Magna experts and senior...

17 Dec201917th December 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia article in national education magazine Dobra Skola

MyMachine Slovakia article in national education magazine Dobra Skola

Dobra Skola is a national platform and a community that provides information about what is happening in the world of education and providing teachers with incentives and materials suitable for their further education and professional growth. They want to inspire, present modern forms and methods of education, provide resources that can be used directly in the classroom...

13 Dec201916th December 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia connecting with major company

MyMachine Slovakia connecting with major company

Higher Education Students participating in MyMachine, go through an amazing hands-on experience (including budget restraints and deadlines), similar to their future jobs: they learn to listen to their customer, in this case the Primary School child (a very demanding and brutally honest customer by the way); they learn to use their own knowledge and knowhow...

05 Dec201913th December 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia Radio Coverage

MyMachine Slovakia Radio Coverage

MyMachine Slovakia was invited to the live show of Radio Regina to talk about the impact of MyMachine on students, teachers, companies and the education system. Thank you to Mrs. Danuši Reginovej for the invitation and the very pleasant interview. Listen to the interview here: https://www.rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/1541/1241302

19 Nov201919th November 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia on television news

MyMachine Slovakia on television news

Look and listen to the children in this Primary School in Slovakia explaining their dream machine! Wonderful documentary by Vychodoslovenska TV on the first step in the MyMachine methodology in this particular school in Slovakia. We see nothing but shining eyes! Thank you to the whole team of MyMachine Slovakia to make this happen!  

02 Nov20192nd November 2019
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Ideation in MyMachine Slovakia on a roll!

Ideation in MyMachine Slovakia on a roll!

This week was another invention week in Slovakia! Step 1 of MyMachine is when university students enter the Primary School for the ideation process. This time round, the university students of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and of the Faculty of the Arts at TUKE University (Kosice) witnessed the children at the primary school in...

29 Oct201929th October 2019
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Inventing Dream Machines in Slovakia! Part 2!

Inventing Dream Machines in Slovakia! Part 2!

Last week MyMachine Slovakia had yet another invention workshop. This time with the young students at the primary school in Košice. University students of the faculties of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies entered the primary classroom to elaborate the creativity session with the young inventors. The university students have now started to translate those ideas...

21 Oct201924th October 2019
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New Dream Machine Ideas in Slovakia!

New Dream Machine Ideas in Slovakia!

Yes! It’s that marvellous time of the year again in MyMachine Slovakia! University students have entered the primary class rooms to start the collaboration. The children are asked what dream machine they would want to create. They make a drawing and explain their idea to the other children in the classroom. It really is a...

08 Jul20198th July 2019
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This was An Evening With MyMachine 2019

This was An Evening With MyMachine 2019

It was a seated-dinner event on invitation only. An Evening With MyMachine 2019 was hosted at the same location where the MyMachine Flanders & Brussels exhibition 2019 was on display: Belvue Musuem in downtown Brussels. The beautiful venue can host 80 people in this setting, so we had to limit the number of available seats...

06 Jul20196th July 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia in IndexMag

MyMachine Slovakia in IndexMag

MyMachine Slovakia is featured in IndexMag. The beautiful article explains how MyMachine works and elaborates on the MyMachine Slovakia exhibition in June. Read the article here: https://indexmag.sk/2019/06/19/5-novych-vynalezov-sa-predstavilo-na-mymachine-slovakia-expo-2019/ IndexMag is an initiative by Kosice IT Valley. In the development of the IT industry in the Košice region cluster Košice IT Valley plays an important role. The association was established...

19 Jun201919th June 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia 2019 Exhibition on television

MyMachine Slovakia 2019 Exhibition on television

It was yesterday. It was in Kosice. It was on campus of TUKE, the Technical University of Kosice. It was absolutely marvellous! The participating primary, secondary and higher education students and teachers and professors discovered the elaborated dream machines. The working prototypes were not just on display, but on the contrary needed to be tested. Of...

17 Jun201917th June 2019
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Viktor Javorek on his MyMachine experience

Viktor Javorek on his MyMachine experience

When we asked Viktor what he’d taken away from his participation in MyMachine Slovakia as a product design student at the Technical University of Kosice (Tuke), he said “there’s a lot to say about that: the anxiety of having to work for young children, the promise them that a solution will be found and the...

05 Jun20195th June 2019
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Announcing the MyMachine Slovakia 2019 Exhibition

Announcing the MyMachine Slovakia 2019 Exhibition

You’re Invited! The 2019 MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition opens on June 18th. At 10am the hundreds of students, teachers and professors who participated in MyMachine will gather to discover and test the working prototypes of five invented dream machines. The exhibition will take place at the Library of the Technical University of Kosice (TUKE): Němcovej 7, 042...

29 May20194th June 2019
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Announcing the MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2019

Announcing the MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2019

Mark your calendars! June 18th starting at 10am, all students from primary, secondary and higher education will gather at the MyMachine Slovakia 2019 exhibition to explore the working prototypes from the dream machines invented by the primary school children. The exhibition will be at the Technical University of Kosice (TUKE). The day will start at...

08 Apr20198th April 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia on national television

MyMachine Slovakia on national television

During the last week of March, all MyMachine Coordinators from around the world gathered in the Annual MyMachine Coordinators Meeting. This year, MyMachine Slovakia was the host of the meeting. The 2 day meeting took place in Kosice, where the Carpathian Foundation has its offices. The meeting offers the opportunity to share expertise and knowhow...

15 Feb201921st February 2019
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Elementary School children visit the university

Elementary School children visit the university

On Friday 15th, MyMachine Slovakia visited the žilinskú university with the primary school inventors from Zilina. The students visited the School of Multimedia at the university. They learned about how a TV-studio works, how a control room is operated and how a Green Screen works. The Green Screen, like the one in this Green Key...

07 Feb20197th February 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia on National Radio RTVS

MyMachine Slovakia on National Radio RTVS

Last December, MyMachine Slovakia hosted their Work-In-Progress event. The fine moment in the MyMachine methodology when the primary school children visit the university to discuss and give feedback on the concepts defined by the college students. Now, national Radio and Television of Slovakia (Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska) or RTVS has broadcasted on Rádio Regina a...

17 Dec201817th December 2018
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MyMachine Slovakia Work-In-Progress event 2018-2019

MyMachine Slovakia Work-In-Progress event 2018-2019

Last Friday, MyMachine Slovakia hosted their 2018-2019 Work-In-Progress event. It’s the fine moment in the MyMachine methodology where Step 2 is almost finished. The inventor-children have been working with the university students to translate their idea into a concept. At this Work-In-Progress event the inventor-children get the opportunity to discover a small-scale model of their...

24 Oct201824th October 2018
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MyMachine Slovakia kicking off their 2018-2019 season in Drienove

MyMachine Slovakia kicking off their 2018-2019 season in Drienove

MyMachine Slovakia launched their 2018-2019 season at the elementary school in Drienove. This is the first class room where the University Students from the Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) went to engage with the elementary school children at Step 1 of the MyMachine methodology.   To be able to witness the creative power of those...

28 Sep20189th October 2018
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TV Kosice coverage on the MyMachine Slovakia 2018 Exhibition

TV Kosice coverage on the MyMachine Slovakia 2018 Exhibition

TV Kosice has made a great coverage of the opening of the MyMachine Slovakia 2018 Exhibition yesterday in Kosice. Click below to see the inventors, builders, teachers, professors, business people and government representative shine! And rightly so! They have been through the process of bringing their ideas to life! And the impact was truly visible:...

27 Sep201827th September 2018
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MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2018

MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2018

It was a magnificent day in Kosice. The second largest city of Slovakia woke up to the day that would mark the second MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition since the Carpathian Foundation started MyMachine in september 2016. Campus Gallery of the Technical University Kosice was the agora for all MyMachine Slovakia participants: all the elementary school children,...

30 Aug201830th August 2018
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Rebel With A Cause

Rebel With A Cause

Very proud to be called “Rebel With A Cause” in this article by by leading voice in education Tom Vander Ark (Getting Smart). The article explains that “Rebels are people who break rules that should be broken. They break rules that hold them and others back, and their way of rule breaking is constructive rather than destructive....

28 May201829th May 2018
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Join our Mailing List

Join our Mailing List

We have now (and only now, which is, in hindsight, remarkable) decided to create a mailing list. We will send news about all MyMachine chapters from around the world, but we will only do that when there is something to tell. So it will not be a fixed-scheduled-newsletter every week or every month. It will...

28 Feb20184th March 2018
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Global Coordinators Meeting in Kortrijk

Global Coordinators Meeting in Kortrijk

This week was a remarkable one for MyMachine. It marked the very first gathering of (almost) all MyMachine coordinators from around the globe. The 2-day meeting was crucial in the further development of our global strategy. And, as always, we were not afraid to challenge ourselves. This time round with the same central assignment we give...

15 Dec201715th December 2017
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MyMachine Slovakia revealing the new dream machine ideas

MyMachine Slovakia revealing the new dream machine ideas

Introducing this year’s inventions of Mymachine Slovakia, which are currently in the process of MyMachine: A Universal Cleaning Machine A Planting Machine, A Selfcover – Pavement that walks alone A Portable Personal slider. One of the inventions is the invention of children in a primary school for pupils with disabilities and pupils with impaired communication...

01 Dec20171st December 2017
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Slovakian Engineering Students on the go

Slovakian Engineering Students on the go

Students from the Faculty of Engineering at the Kosice Technical University are on the go. As they have joined the elementary class rooms for the ideation of new dream machines, they are now working hard to translate those ideas into tangible concepts. We can’t wait to see the first mock-ups and drawings.

12 Oct201712th October 2017
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How the Technical Secondary School Students become the heroes #MyMachine Slovakia

How the Technical Secondary School Students become the heroes #MyMachine Slovakia

The new MyMachine Season has gracefully started in the different countries. To celebrate this, watch this beautiful MyMachine Slovakia video to discover how technical secondary school students become the heroes that build the working prototypes of the dream machines invented by kids. #MyMachine #STEM #STEAM #Creativity #Entrepreneurship #project-based-learning #maker-centered-learning MyMachine Slovakia 2016/2017 Pozrite si, ako...

26 Jun201724th August 2017
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MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2017 Opened

MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2017 Opened

26th of June 2017. 10:00AM. Over a hundred elementary school children enter the exhibition room at the Kasarne/Kulturpark in Kosice (Slovakia). They are here to discover their own elaborated dream machines that are on display. The explanation of how they work is provided by the technical high school pupils and university students. And not just...

15 Jun201724th August 2017
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MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Slovakia is finishing their very first MyMachine cycle. So their exhibition is due soon. 26th of June the exhibition goes on display from 10AM to 16PM. A great chance to see the elaborated working prototypes of the dream machines and all the participant students that participated. We’re very much looking forward to it and...

19 May201724th August 2017
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MyMachine Slovakia announcing their Grand Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Slovakia announcing their Grand Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Slovakia will host their very first MyMachine Grand Exhibition this June. It will open on June 26th. That day from 10:00AM till 15:00PM, the VIPs will be all the students from all the different education levels, exploring the elaborated working prototypes of their very own invented dream machines. The exhibition will be on display...

15 Mar201716th March 2017
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MyMachine Slovakia Work-In-Progress VIDEO

MyMachine Slovakia Work-In-Progress VIDEO

MyMachine Slovakia invited the elementary school inventors to visit the technical university in Kosice for their “Work-In-Progress”-event. On the spot the children could (again) interact with the university students to give feedback on the created concepts. The whole MyMachine process is a co-creation methodology. This Work-In-Progress event is a big one, because the children don’t...

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...