27 Jun20242nd July 2024
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Creativity Peak in Mexico!

Creativity Peak in Mexico!

The creative brains of Mexican primary school children have spoken! The new MyMachine Mexico cycle is off to a splendid start! Children in different primary classes have been given the opportunity to invent their Dream Machines! Then children discuss which Dream Machine they really want to test. Through this funnel, a selection of Dream Machines...

26 Jun202426th June 2024
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“Working with MyMachine has been an incredible experience” — MyMachine Kosovo!

“Working with MyMachine has been an incredible experience” — MyMachine Kosovo!

MyMachine Kosovo finished its first cycle! Dream Machines invented by students of elementary schools Kelmend Rizvanolli and Zekeria Rexha in Gjakova have been brought to life! The Magic Pencil and the Health Auxiliary Device. These Working Prototypes are the result of children’s imagination, conception and design by students and professors of the Faculty of Mechanical...

25 Jun202425th June 2024
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Wild Dreams, Beautiful Prototypes! MyMachine Norway expo!

Wild Dreams, Beautiful Prototypes! MyMachine Norway expo!

We bet you wonder how shoes can fly, or what a Fleip or Fact machine can look like? We have good news for you: you can visit the cultural school KNUDEN’s premises at Silokaia in Norway to see and test these amazing Dream Machines . There, you will be able to discover Flying Shoes, the...

18 Jun202418th June 2024
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MyMachine Liège expo: celebrating a year’s hard work

MyMachine Liège expo: celebrating a year’s hard work

The vibrant city of Liège (Belgium, Europe) provided the vibrant space for a vibrant celebration party of vibrant students, educators and sponsoring companies! Yes, that’s a lot of ‘vibrant’! Obviously, the child-inventors know the Dream Machine they’ve been working on with their team. But then they get to discover the work of all the other...

13 Jun202413th June 2024
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MyMachine on television in Belgium

MyMachine on television in Belgium

Never be late for school again! Thanks to the Bed & Bam you are —bam— awake! This Dream Machine was invented by children from the 5th grade of the urban primary school Kuringen. Students from PXL made a concept of it, and it was built by students from the technical secondary school Campus Hast in...

10 Jun202410th June 2024
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MyMachine on national television in Slovakia

MyMachine on national television in Slovakia

During step 3 of MyMachine (production of the working prototype), we organise a trip for the customers (primary school children) to visit the production facility (the vocational/technical secondary school). This enables them to be introduced into the amazing world of technology, and bringing ideas to life. One of those visits by one of the participating...

07 Jun20247th June 2024
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Our Partners. Our futures.

Our Partners. Our futures.

Helping young people build creative confidence. Letting them understand what it takes to bring ideas to life. It’s quite a challenge. It’s a tremendous adventure. It’s incredibly important. Wherever life takes them, it all starts with knowing that your own ideas matter and are worth exploring their potential to make a difference. That is how...

06 Jun20246th June 2024
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Wonder, sparkling eyes and hearts that beat faster!

Wonder, sparkling eyes and hearts that beat faster!

The MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) Final Exhibition 2024 was again a great success this year! On May 23 and 24 it was slightly quieter in the Design Museum in Brussels than on other days. Students from primary schools throughout the country travelled to the capital to test out their Dream Machines of their own...

03 May20243rd May 2024
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To visit is to learn. To learn about their talents is to grow respect.

To visit is to learn. To learn about their talents is to grow respect.

As part of Step 3 in the MyMachine methodology, the child inventors also visit the vocational secondary school, producing one of the Dream Machines. Here’s an example of such a marvellous experience: vocational secondary school Stredná priemyselná škola informačných technológií Ignáca Gessaya invited fourth graders from the elementary school in Nižna to visit their school....

21 Apr202419th April 2024
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MyMachine in one word

MyMachine in one word

Opportunity. Creativity. Enrichment. Greatness. Frustrating. Fun. Smart. Fantastic. Complex. Big Challenge. Human. Imagination. Creativity. Concretisation. Inventors. Great people. Fun. Imagination. Joy. Spark. Cooperation. Infinitely. These are the words of children, students, professors, business professionals. In short, creativity goes deep. Wishing you all a wonderful World Creativity Day!

28 Mar202428th March 2024
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97,1% of the students agree

97,1% of the students agree

While lots of precious impact is often unmeasurable, we still regularly involve our stakeholders in surveys. MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium), has recently conducted a survey with the participating university students. 100% of the university students participated, coming from different faculties like Digital Arts & Entertainment, Industrial Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Teacher Training, Communication Sciences,...

25 Mar202425th March 2024
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Belgian Magazines on MyMachine

Belgian Magazines on MyMachine

From the start of MyMachine until today, we have always found it important to have a good, strong relationship with the industry and the public. MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) has been picked up by two magazines lately, each of them writing a multi-page article on the impact created by MyMachine. SAI is a Belgian...

14 Mar202410th April 2024
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See MyMachine Mexico in action!

See MyMachine Mexico in action!

This is the closest you get to experiencing what the students in Mexico are experiencing while working on the MyMachine assignment! We invite you to watch this outstanding video made by our MyMachine Chihuahua (Mexico) team at Fundación Paso Del Norte in collaboration with Desafio. It tells the whole story of their latest MyMachine run...

07 Mar20247th March 2024
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MyMachine grows: Welcome to MyMachine Armenia !

MyMachine grows: Welcome to MyMachine Armenia !

With tremendous pleasure, we announce today that MyMachine is growing again! Welcome to MyMachine Armenia! We are proud and thrilled to partner with Scholae Mundi in Yerevan. The Scholae Mundi Armenia Charity Foundation was founded in 2015. Scholae Mundi contributes to the development of a creative environment for the implementation of various socially beneficial initiatives....

01 Mar20241st March 2024
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When The Going Gets Fun, The Fun Get Going

When The Going Gets Fun, The Fun Get Going

From Kosice to Bratislava, Slovakia is engulfed in intergenerational design thinking! Dream Machine Inventors from primary schools are visiting the universities, giving feedback to the university students designing a concept for their Dream Machines. That feedback is brutally honest. In other words: the university students can learn a lot from these amazing, yet demanding customers!...

21 Feb202421st February 2024
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South Africa’s BIG REVEAL OF ELABORATED DREAM MACHINES

South Africa’s BIG REVEAL OF ELABORATED DREAM MACHINES

The Battle Bot, Darth Vader Rugby, and Magic Booshelf! Grade 2 learners from Jan van Riebeeck Primary School have spoken. Or better yet: have invented and drawn their inventions. These design briefs have been given to 3rd year Industrial Design students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who designed these Dream Machines. And after an...

13 Feb20249th February 2024
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When your ‘brutally honest customer’ inspects your work

When your ‘brutally honest customer’ inspects your work

Last week, the primary school students of the 1st year of the Josefa de Óbidos Group of Schools, visited the University Superior School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha, to approve the technical drawings of the Dream Machines. This is one of those critical moments in MyMachine. The designers/engineers (the university students) get...

29 Jan202431st January 2024
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Creativity roaring in South Africa

Creativity roaring in South Africa

Meanwhile in South Africa! Children have been inventing their Dream Machines and university students at CPUT have immersed themselves in hard work to design them into Working Prototypes. In a little while we’ll be able to share more details about it all, but for now, we can enjoy these wonderful videos made by Storm Wilson,...

26 Jan202429th January 2024
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MyMachine Mexico Exhibition! This year’s cycle is a wrap! The Dream Machines are ready!

MyMachine Mexico Exhibition! This year’s cycle is a wrap! The Dream Machines are ready!

164 students co-creating Working Prototypes! That is exactly what has just happened in Mexico! Children in primary classes of Escuela primaria Solidaridad 2666, Escuela primaria República de Venezuela, Escuela Ford 180, and Instituto Kurowi invented over a hundred Dream Machines. A group of students from different engineering disciplines (Industrial Design, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical...

22 Jan202431st January 2024
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South Africa is buzzing: these students bring their ideas to life

South Africa is buzzing: these students bring their ideas to life

The Battle Bot, Darth Vader Rugby, and Magic Booshelf! The primary school students participating in MyMachine South Africa, have spoken! These design briefs have been given to 3rd year Industrial Design students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who are now designing a concept. Some amazing Dream Machines were invented, like The Battle Bot,...

22 Jan202422nd January 2024
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Primary classes participating in MyMachine Mexico visit the university!

Primary classes participating in MyMachine Mexico visit the university!

A lot happens when students from primary school visit their peers at the university. They are there to understand the context in which their designers —the university students— work, and how they are able to translate their Dream Machine idea into a Concept. But there’s also a lot more going on! According to research done...

10 Jan202429th January 2024
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Over 3,000 Dream Machines invented in Portugal

Over 3,000 Dream Machines invented in Portugal

Here are 10 of the 3,000 Dream Machine drawings made during the Óbidos Vila Natal Festival in December 2023. Óbidos is the city that hosts the MyMachine Portugal HQ and the unique MyMachine House. The end of year festival attracts thousands of visitors. A marvellous occasion to ask them to make a drawing of their...

19 Dec202319th December 2023
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Work In Progress at MyMachine LIège (Belgium)

Work In Progress at MyMachine LIège (Belgium)

It was an extraordinary day full of creativity and wonder. 130 child inventors had the opportunity to discover the scale models of the machines they imagined. These scale models are made by university students from HELMo – Gramme and HEPL – Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège. Watching the eyes of the ‘clients’ (the...

13 Dec202313th December 2023
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College students and industry professionals: creating a concept for a Dream Machine is serious business. No surprise there.

College students and industry professionals: creating a concept for a Dream Machine is serious business. No surprise there.

In the framework of MyMachine Slovakia, the end of November and the beginning of December are all about MyMachine meetings, where the first concepts for the new Dream Machines are being discussed. University students meet professionals of our industry partners Stredná odborná škola technická v Humennom, Nadácia Volkswagen Slovakia, Magna International, Duálna Akadémia, Deutsche Telekom...

01 Dec20231st December 2023
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Portugal Is Covered In New Ideas

Portugal Is Covered In New Ideas

Mining the unlimited creativity of young Portugal. These brilliant minds are not limited by their knowledge. Therefore, they are totally free of any constraints on their thinking and creativity. And they did come up with groundbreaking ideas! The ones we, adults, would probably boycott the moment they pop up. And that is precisely why MyMachine...

22 Nov202323rd November 2023
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MyMachine wins two Prestigious Good Design Korea Awards

MyMachine wins two Prestigious Good Design Korea Awards

Established in 1970, the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) is the only design body in Korea to plan and implement national design policies and strategies. Good Design Korea, hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and organized by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, is the highest honour for design and innovation...

20 Nov20231st February 2024
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Open Call to Elementary/Primary School Teachers to join with their class!

Open Call to Elementary/Primary School Teachers to join with their class!

A marvellous opportunity to have the students in your class invent their Dream Machines! And who knows, perhaps they’ll even get an elaborated Proof-Of-Concept. Are you a teacher in elementary/primary school and want to join? It’s straightforward: this is how it works: 1/ have the children in your primary class invent and draw their Dream...

17 Nov202317th November 2023
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“MyMachine creates a more inclusive society”

“MyMachine creates a more inclusive society”

Fernanda Bernardino is the director of Centro de Educação Especial Rainha D. Leonor, a centre for special education in Portugal. Recently, she made us blush with this fantastic testimony: “It is with great pleasure and pride that our school participates in MyMachine. The cooperation between all students creates an innovative space for sharing knowledge, crucial...

08 Nov20238th November 2023
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Work In Progress in Norway! Testing the first mock-ups.

Work In Progress in Norway! Testing the first mock-ups.

Autumn’s finest moment in Norway! The Work-In-Progress event of MyMachine Norway. Over one hundred primary school children visited the university to test and evaluate the early prototypes made by arts and engineering students. This is the final step in the making of a concept of Dream Machines like the World-Changing-Lie-Detector, the Self-Driving-Fantasy-Transport-machine —which can prepare...

07 Nov20237th November 2023
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Creativity storm hits Slovakia!

Creativity storm hits Slovakia!

Children in primary classes throughout the country are inventing an unprecedented amount of Dream Machine ideas! University students enter primary classes to invite the children to invent their Dream Machines. Anything goes, as long as they really, really want it. And they want a lot! Some take the opportunity to invent something fun, others for...

06 Nov20236th November 2023
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MyMachine featured at the International Conference on the Advancement of STEAM-education 2023 in Seoul (South Korea)

MyMachine featured at the International Conference on the Advancement of STEAM-education 2023 in Seoul (South Korea)

MyMachine South Africa is leaning on the shoulders of a powerful collaboration of The Initiative Of Community Advancement (founded by Jeremy Maarman) and Open Design Afrika (founded by Suné Stassen). We’re proud to share that Suné is featured at ICAS, the International Conference on the Advancement of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Suné...

24 Oct202324th October 2023
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MyMachine awarded Tech Education Initiative of The Year!

MyMachine awarded Tech Education Initiative of The Year!

Dazzling news from the UK. MyMachine has been awarded Tech Education Initiative Of The Year by Corporate LiveWire’s Innovation And Excellence Awards! The Corporate LiveWire platform provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The international judging panel scans the globe for...

20 Oct202320th October 2023
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MyMachine Liège (Belgium) — New Concepts in the making

MyMachine Liège (Belgium) — New Concepts in the making

This is how it looks like when grown-ups take the ideas of children seriously! University students, university professors, and industry professionals all come together to discuss the vast potential of all these profound ideas for new Dream Machines. University Students from HELMo – Gramme and HEPL – Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège testified...

16 Oct202316th October 2023
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibition

MyMachine Portugal Exhibition

Celebration should be an attitude. That’s exactly what happened last Friday when MyMachine Portugal launched its 2023 exhibition at the MyMachine House in Obidos. The medieval town of Obidos attracts 2 million visitors a year. Annually in October, they also host Folio, the biggest literary festival in Portugal. All of this combined is the extraordinary...

13 Oct202313th October 2023
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Where do those Dream Machine ideas come from?

Where do those Dream Machine ideas come from?

From Primary School Students of course! A new school year has started in Belgium. A couple of weeks in, this means that ideation starts for sourcing new Dream Machines! MyMachine Liège has launched the participating university students to go into the primary class with the open-ended question: “What Is Your Dream Machine?”. Anything goes, as...

27 Sep202327th September 2023
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MyMachine Slovenia Exhibition

MyMachine Slovenia Exhibition

Celebrating months of hard work. The final exhibition of this year’s run in MyMachine Slovenia was just that! Preschool children and students of primary school Otlica, OŠ Danila Lokarja Ajdovščina (primary school Vrtovin, Skrilje and Vipavaski Cross), Otroški vrtec Ajdovščina enota ob Hublju , OŠ Dobravlje! (prš Lokavec) and a group of preschool children O.Š....

25 Sep202325th September 2023
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“Déroutant”. That is MyMachine in one word for this university student in LIège, Belgium

“Déroutant”. That is MyMachine in one word for this university student in LIège, Belgium

We’re excited to share this testimony, shot by MyMachine Liège (Belgium). Clément, a student at Gramme University in Liège, describes his MyMachine experience in one word: déroutant, which means baffling in a very positive way. He explains how participating in MyMachine is out of the ordinary and excitingly out of your comfort zone. Thank you...

12 Sep202315th September 2023
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MyMachine wins two Prestigious Australian Design Awards

MyMachine wins two Prestigious Australian Design Awards

Established in 1958, The Australian Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. MyMachine is recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Excellence in Design and Innovation, and received this prestigious award winner accolade, not in one, but in two(!) categories: Social Impact and Service Design. This extraordinary news...

07 Sep20237th September 2023
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MyMachine Slovakia ambassador video

MyMachine Slovakia ambassador video

Marián Čekovský, Slovakian celeb, became public ambassador for MyMachine Slovakia in 2022. He recently released this video that makes us blush. He promotes our values, inviting all of us to keep dreaming and understanding that our ideas need the respect they deserve: to be explored to their full potential because they might be able to...

05 Sep20237th September 2023
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Building our Dream Machine showed me the importance of reading and writing

Building our Dream Machine showed me the importance of reading and writing

“At our elementary school, we try to give our students every opportunity to grow academically and socially-emotionally. Children with autism spectrum disorder and behavioural problems need a safe learning environment to grow and break through the resistance to school work. Learning to work together with different age groups, discovering their talents and coming into contact...

25 Aug202325th August 2023
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MyMachine DreamsDrop video from primary school in Slovenia

MyMachine DreamsDrop video from primary school in Slovenia

Primary school teachers Polona Žorž, Tanja Maver Jamšek and Marija Slejko from the school in Vrtovin have made this wonderful video. They made it at the end of their participation in our annual MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign, in which we offer the opportunity to primary school teachers worldwide to join with their students. This class invented...

24 Aug202324th August 2023
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MyMachine DreamsDrop: Creative Co-Creation going global.

MyMachine DreamsDrop: Creative Co-Creation going global.

Creativity going global! In February, we launched our MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2023 to Primary School Teachers around the globe. We are deeply honoured and grateful for the response we got on our annual campaign. Teachers in 13 countries on three continents joined (Belgium, Canada, Croatia, India, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA)....

09 Aug202310th August 2023
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Brand new Dream Machines invented in MyMachine Mexico

Brand new Dream Machines invented in MyMachine Mexico

We’re so excited that the second edition of MyMachine Mexico has officially kicked off! After the children in primary classes invented their dream machines, our MyMachine Mexico team organised a launch event to celebrate their creativity and entrepreneurial spirits. In this year’s round, students across elementary schools, universities and vocational/technical secondary schools will collaborate in...

20 Jul202320th July 2023
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MyMachine featured in German book on How To Foster Creativity In 21st-Century Education

MyMachine featured in German book on How To Foster Creativity In 21st-Century Education

Using his professional background in creative consulting and innovation, Leonard Sommer started the research project Classroom Thinktank to encourage and enable dialogue and resources to be shared between creative industries and education. ​Assuming the whole education system will need to make a radical transition in many countries worldwide, he asked more than 100 creatives and...

17 Jul202318th July 2023
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This is MyMachine Chihuahua, Mexico

This is MyMachine Chihuahua, Mexico

A splendid video on MyMachine in Chihuahua, Mexico! This video shows footage of the first MyMachine cycle in Ciudad Juarez, and contains excellent insights into the impact on students and the education system. MyMachine Chihuahua is powered by Fundación Paso del Norte (Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar). Our MyMachine Chihuahua team...

09 Jul202313th July 2023
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MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 3: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 3: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

Not one, but three final exhibitions in Slovakia this year! What do you do when there are hundreds and hundreds of students all over the country collaborating in MyMachine? To secure proximity for the involved students, MyMachine Slovakia organises final exhibitions in Banská Bystrica, Kosice, and (capitol) Bratislava. Here’s a glimpse of how the Dream...

03 Jul20233rd July 2023
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MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 2: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 2: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

Not one, but three final exhibitions in Slovakia this year! What do you do when there are hundreds and hundreds of students all over the country collaborating in MyMachine? To secure proximity for the involved students, MyMachine Slovakia organises final exhibitions in Banská Bystrica, Kosice, and (capitol) Bratislava. Here’s a glimpse of how the Dream...

30 Jun202330th June 2023
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MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 1: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

MyMachine Slovakia exhibition 1: Brand New Dream Machines on display!

Not one, but three final exhibitions in Slovakia this year! What do you do when there are hundreds and hundreds of students all over the country collaborating in MyMachine? To secure proximity for the involved students, MyMachine Slovakia organises final exhibitions in Banská Bystrica, Kosice, and (capitol) Bratislava. Here’s a glimpse of how the Dream...

28 Jun202330th June 2023
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Collaboration in real-life. Not in textbooks. Exhibition of brand new Dream Machines!

Collaboration in real-life. Not in textbooks. Exhibition of brand new Dream Machines!

Collaboration in real-life. Not in textbooks. A lot happens when you co-create: creativity sparks at the beginning, and perseverance gets you through the most challenging moments of going from idea to concept to working prototype. That’s how it looks when hundreds of students and educators in primary, secondary and higher education co-create Dream Machines.  In...

26 Jun202326th June 2023
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Entrepreneurship should be about improving the lives of others

Entrepreneurship should be about improving the lives of others

“MyMachine gave me the vision that entrepreneurship should be about improving the life of others”, says Ferdinand de Meeûs d’Argenteuil on stage at the annual Donors Assembly of Pulse Foundation. This event in Brussels, Belgium, annually gathers the donors of the Pulse Foundation to exchange insights on the importance of entrepreneurship. We were honoured to...

19 Jun202329th June 2023
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MyMachine wave On Belgian television news stations

MyMachine wave On Belgian television news stations

Young people’s dreams are hitting the news in Belgium! Different regional television broadcast companies have been covering the big reveals of several Dream Machines. These reveals take place at the primary school that invented them. The child inventors have been involved in the whole process from inception to the making of these working prototypes. But...

16 Jun202316th June 2023
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The Fantandem revealed

The Fantandem revealed

Celebrating your birthday at school will never be the same again! The Fantandem makes it even more fun! Ride the bike, and the sweets are thrown around for your friends to catch! This Dream Machine was invented by 2nd graders in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Regional television TV Limburg joined us to document this big reveal: Next...

15 Jun202315th June 2023
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The Make-Me/Us-Happy revealed

The Make-Me/Us-Happy revealed

Turning all days of the week into Happy Days! That was the dream of Vicky’s class in primary school Spoor 9 & De Sassepoort in Gent (Belgium). Today was the big reveal of this Make-Me/Us-Happy machine. It’s a magical fitting room that allows two children to engage in interactive games to make them happy. The...

13 Jun202313th June 2023
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The ShoeWash revealed

The ShoeWash revealed

While Belgium is engulfed in a heatwave these days, playing in rainy weather sounds like a wonderful idea! But what should we do with those filthy, muddy, shoes when entering school? Primary school children at Groeicampus Lager in Genk came up with this clever solution: the ShoeWash. This Interactive-Shoe-Washing-Machine works on human power. It was...

12 Jun202312th June 2023
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MyMachine Liège Exhibition: le moment suprême!

MyMachine Liège Exhibition: le moment suprême!

Child-inventors, university students, vocational/technical secondary students, teachers, professors, ministers, and other stakeholders gathered in Saive, Belgium, last week for the final exhibition of this year’s run of MyMachine Liège (Belgium). While they obviously know the Dream Machine they worked on, all involved could discover all the Dream Machines, like the Arathe-Shoe-Cleaner-Spider, Holographic-Alarm-Clock-Poke and the Interactive-Trash-Can....

07 Jun20237th June 2023
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Channeling Discovery

Channeling Discovery

In the past few weeks, primary school students in Slovakia have been on discovery trips! They have been able to visit vocational/technical secondary schools to see what the production of the prototype looks like in real life. They were introduced to machine learning, for example, for the Pen-That-Can-Write-Homework. This was fun and sometimes disappointing –...

31 May202331st May 2023
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Oops…1 MILLION!

Oops…1 MILLION!

We were so busy last year that we forgot to celebrate reaching a 7 figure milestone: 💪🏼1 Million student-hours of building creative confidence! We’re now at 1.3M, which is like going to school* for 738 years. * Not just any school, but probably the most creative Dream Machine School on the planet. The MyMachine Co-Founders Filip Meuris,...

30 May202330th May 2023
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MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2023

MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2023

With confetti bonanza and engaging words along the way from vice-chancellor of research and interdisciplinary efforts Hans Kjetil Lysgård and deputy mayor Erik Rostoft, functioning prototypes of five new Dream Machines were revealed in Norway last week! These amazing Dream Machines are developed jointly by elementary school classes, vocational secondary classes, and engineering students and...

25 May202325th May 2023
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MyMachine Croatia mainstage on Philea Forum of European philanthropy

MyMachine Croatia mainstage on Philea Forum of European philanthropy

Roberto Vdovic from MyMachine Croatia was on the main stage today at the Philea Forum 2023 plenary closing session. With individual philanthropies and national-level infrastructure organisations in over 30 countries as members, Philea unites over 10,000 public-benefit foundations that seek to improve life for people and communities in Europe and around the world.   More than...

22 May202322nd May 2023
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MyMachine USA Reveal of Working Prototypes in Indiana

MyMachine USA Reveal of Working Prototypes in Indiana

MyMachine USA pulled off their 2nd successful MyMachine cycle! It finished with a reveal to the 2nd graders at Linton-Stockton School Corporation in Greene County, Indiana, on May 18th. “We had better ideas working together as a group than if we would have done this all by ourselves”, says Jackson (7). Along with Susan Anderson, Paul...

26 Apr202326th April 2023
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Stress Testing the Stand-Up Machine

Stress Testing the Stand-Up Machine

The whole point of MyMachine is to experience how challenging, but also wildly nice it is to create new solutions through interdisciplinary collaboration. Here’s an example from Norway. At Dahlske technical secondary school, students from Technology and Industry and students from Automation are joining forces to build the Stand-Up Machine.  Mathea, Annika and Casper have made...

25 Apr202325th April 2023
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Low stimulus Work-in-Progress

Low stimulus Work-in-Progress

Two days in a row, we went in low-stimulus mode at Howest University in Belgium. This time around, we didn’t host hundreds and hundreds of young creative minds all at the same time. Instead, we organised consecutive tailor-made workshops developed by Occupational Therapy students at Howest University to host small groups of primary school children...

21 Apr202324th May 2023
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World Creativity Day. Today is your day!

World Creativity Day. Today is your day!

We’re thrilled to share this video with you today. It’s a selection of students, professors, industry people, and MyMachine coordinators who were willing to share some thoughts about how MyMachine challenged their creativity. Every year on April 21, the UN celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise awareness about the role of innovation and...

19 Apr202319th April 2023
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Valuable take-aways from testing unfinished prototypes

Valuable take-aways from testing unfinished prototypes

Creating a machine that allows you to fly is demanding. Creating a machine that allows you to fly safely is perhaps even more demanding.  One of the participating primary school classes in Norway had a special day today. These 3rd graders went to the technical/vocational secondary school vg2 Treteknikk, to test whether the prototype of their...

17 Apr202317th April 2023
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Production of the first Working Prototypes in Kosovo has started

Production of the first Working Prototypes in Kosovo has started

Students and professors of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pristina presented the designed concepts they made, to the vocational/technical secondary students of Kelmend Rizvanolli and Zekeria Rexha in Gjakova. Yes, they are building “Dream Machines”, but don’t be fooled: MyMachine is serious business. It’s about diving deep into your creative skills...

04 Apr20234th April 2023
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American EdTech Digest Puts MyMachine On Their Global Leaders List

American EdTech Digest Puts MyMachine On Their Global Leaders List

The USA-based EdTech Awards recognizes people for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. The EdTech Awards recognize people—and...

30 Mar202331st March 2023
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These meetings, these exchanges, this multidisciplinary collaboration: that’s the magic of MyMachine.

These meetings, these exchanges, this multidisciplinary collaboration: that’s the magic of MyMachine.

MyMachine Liège is building the working prototypes! The 3 steps in MyMachine are not divided. Students from primary, vocational/technical secondary, and university level co-create the Dream Machines! Here’s a great example of that from MyMachine Liège (Belgium). Last week, the technical secondary school l’Athénée Royal Princesse Elizabeth organised a workshop for the primary school children....

29 Mar202329th March 2023
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MyMachine Portugal Work-In-Progress

MyMachine Portugal Work-In-Progress

The second stage of the MyMachine methodology consists of designing the concept for the Dream Machine. University students develop technical drawings and proofs-of-concept for the Dream Machines invented by the primary school children. In Obidos we have an extraordinary university partner that collaborates in this second stage, the Escola Superior de Artes e Design de...

27 Mar202327th March 2023
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Pulse Foundation Partners with MyMachine

Pulse Foundation Partners with MyMachine

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Belgian Pulse Foundation. Pulse Foundation is founded by influential European entrepreneurial families. The chair of the Pulse Foundation is Count Tanguy du Monceau. The Pulse Foundation brings together families of entrepreneurs who share the same vision: through the jobs and added value it creates, through the innovation...

21 Mar202327th March 2023
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Obrigado, Sr. Rui

Obrigado, Sr. Rui

It’s with a heavy heart that we heard about the passing of Mr Rui Nabeiro Sunday evening.  In 2019 we were blessed with the partnership we started between the Nabeiro Group and MyMachine Portugal. It was Mr Rui Nabeiro himself who came to the MyMachine Portugal exhibition in Campo Maior to sign the agreement with MyMachine...

14 Mar202316th March 2023
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hundrED interviews MyMachine Co-Founder

hundrED interviews MyMachine Co-Founder

“Dreams can foster creative confidence: How MyMachine inspires students to believe in their ideas”. This is the title for a brand new article on our work. HundrED is a global mission-driven organisation specialised in education innovation. Based in Helsinki, Finland, HundrED operates globally. Finland has a very strong reputation when it comes to education. And...

13 Mar202316th March 2023
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MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2023: 748 Primary School Students from 13 countries on 3 continents

MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2023: 748 Primary School Students from 13 countries on 3 continents

We are deeply honoured and grateful for the response we got on our annual campaign. We invited primary school teachers around the world to join with their students. Teachers in 13 countries on three continents joined (Belgium, Canada, Croatia, India, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA). 748 students invented their Dream Machine....

09 Mar202316th March 2023
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University Students in the USA getting final feedback from the Children

University Students in the USA getting final feedback from the Children

February 23rd was a big day for the 2nd grade of the Linton-Stockton School Corporation in Greene County, Indiana (USA)! It marked the big reveal for their Dream Machine prototypes! These elementary students have invented their Dream Machine. Indiana University Design students have translated that idea into a Concept. The university students gathered final feedback...

06 Mar202316th March 2023
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Work-In-Progress events in Slovakia (part 2)

Work-In-Progress events in Slovakia (part 2)

“This is an ideal school, I will enrol here to study”! “When I grow up, I’ll be an inventor”! Such words coming from fifth graders visiting the university, are a dream come true for us! When we create the right environment for students, they find opportunity and commitment. We are pleased by these sincere praises...

28 Feb202327th February 2023
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MyMachine House in Portugal hits national news

MyMachine House in Portugal hits national news

Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), founded in 1935, is the public service broadcasting organisation of Portugal. RTP journalist Rita Fernandes has made a piece on the MyMachine House in Obidos that opened in November 2022. Enchanting Óbidos is one of Portugal’s most beautiful destinations and one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval villages or walled towns....

16 Feb202316th February 2023
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Inventing Dream Machines in Portugal

Inventing Dream Machines in Portugal

This school year’s ideation in Portugal is a wrap. Children in primary class were invited to invent their Dream Machine, and make a drawing of it. Here is an example of the Furadouro School Complex. The children of the 1st grade presented their Dream Machine: a machine to collect food and help people. After designing...

15 Feb202315th February 2023
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Work In Progress in Belgium!

Work In Progress in Belgium!

PXL university in Belgium opens the doors for the MyMachine participants! Using functional models, the interdisciplinary student teams of the university presented the final concepts of the Dream Machines to primary school students with whom they have been working since the beginning of October 2022. Which STEM principles are incorporated in the Shoe-Wash, the automatic...

06 Feb20236th February 2023
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We need your help!

We need your help!

The MyMachine Global Foundation is rethinking how we speak to potential partners and donors, and we are eager to integrate the views of our valued friends into the new messaging we will develop. Would you be willing to be part of this process and to add your voice?Thank you so much! Here is the link...

01 Feb20231st February 2023
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Barcelona hosted the very first MyMachine Exhibition in Spain!

Barcelona hosted the very first MyMachine Exhibition in Spain!

January 19, 2023, was a fabulous milestone in our history! MyMachine Catalonia (Spain) hosted its very first exhibition! After many months of hard work, all participating students (primary, secondary and university level) gathered in Elisava, iVic-UCC Faculty of Design and Engineering in Barcelona. 175 child-inventors could finally discover and test the working prototype of their...

12 Jan202312th January 2023
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The child-inventors giving final feedback on the presented designs by the university students

The child-inventors giving final feedback on the presented designs by the university students

Right before the winter break, something amazing happened in Liège, Belgium! The Work-In-Progress Event by MyMachine Liège invited the Primary School Students to visit the university. As inventors, they are the customers to cater. This event invites these demanding and brutally honest customers to giving feedback on the designs elaborated by the University Students. On...

09 Jan20239th January 2023
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“I learned that combining creativity, knowledge, and skills can create something truly beautiful!”

“I learned that combining creativity, knowledge, and skills can create something truly beautiful!”

Erika Dubñanská, a university student participating in MyMachine Slovakia: “I learned that combining creativity, knowledge, and skills can create something truly beautiful. Thanks to our work in MyMachine, children can feel like great inventors, and adults can nostalgically return to their childhoods. Such small but big things in our lives matter! In MyMachine, I enjoyed...

01 Jan202320th December 2022
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you good health and a mighty good year full of creativity and joy! The MyMachine Global Team!

21 Dec202221st December 2022
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the LAUGHING MACHINE IS HERE!

the LAUGHING MACHINE IS HERE!

One of the very important things MyMachine teaches students is to persevere. Not giving up even when things go completely the other way than initially planned. To not be afraid of a difficult task such as creating a “Laughing Machine”. That is why it is such a joy to see how these students in Slovakia...

16 Dec202216th December 2022
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Fueling Creativity Podcast with MyMachine Co-founder

Fueling Creativity Podcast with MyMachine Co-founder

The Fueling Creativity in Education podcast “provides listeners with unique insights into the field of creativity research, including best practices for applying this knowledge to a traditional school environment. Thanks to deep dive interviews with renowned creativity scholars, respected practitioners, and passionate educators, every teacher and administrator will walk away with new strategies that inspire...

08 Dec20228th December 2022
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MyMachine Mexico in the news

MyMachine Mexico in the news

MyMachine Chihuahua, Mexico has delivered their first Dream Machines! The very first cycle took place in school year 2021-2022. The results and the feedback are excellent, as Edgar Gamíz (6 years) testifies: “I was very excited to see that the machine I dreamed of could be designed and presented for more people to see. Many...

07 Dec202220th December 2022
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MyMachine awarded by Reimagine Education (‘Oscars of Education’)

MyMachine awarded by Reimagine Education (‘Oscars of Education’)

“And the Oscar goes to…”. December 7th marked another excellent milestone for MyMachine as we received the Reimagine Education Presence Learning Silver Award! Considered ‘the Oscars’ of education, the Reimagine Education Awards is the largest global awards program for innovative pedagogies. The Awards, organised by the Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, celebrate approaches that...

01 Dec20221st December 2022
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A massive creative wave is flooding Slovakia!

A massive creative wave is flooding Slovakia!

MyMachine Slovakia has been off to a tremendous start in this year’s MyMachine cycle. A massive creative wave is flooding Slovakia as hundreds of Dream Machines have been invented by students in primary classes throughout the country! University students have entered these primary classes to invite the children to think about their Dream Machine: anything...

28 Nov202228th November 2022
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MyMachine nominated for ‘Oscars of Education’

MyMachine nominated for ‘Oscars of Education’

It is our tremendous pleasure to share that MyMachine has (once again) been nominated for Reimagine Education. Considered ‘the Oscars’ of education, the Reimagine Education Awards is the largest global awards program for innovative pedagogies. The Awards, organised by the Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, celebrate approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability,...

25 Nov202227th November 2022
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University of Helsinki Changing Education Podcast: Alexandra Biris interviewing MyMachine Co-Founder

University of Helsinki Changing Education Podcast: Alexandra Biris interviewing MyMachine Co-Founder

Changing Education is a student-led podcast series that connects the globally renowned Finnish education approach to international stakeholders of the global education space. For this episode, Alexandra Biris has reached out to MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez. Alexandra is a full-time student at the University of Helsinki, completing a Master in Changing Education. Her academic interests...

23 Nov202223rd November 2022
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MyMachine Kosovo: first Dream Machines invented!

MyMachine Kosovo: first Dream Machines invented!

Historical day in Kosovo! The very first Dream Machines are invented in the framework of MyMachine Kosovo! We are thrilled to share the first images from Kosovo. These come from the schools Zekeria Rexha in Gjakova and Kelmend Rizvanolli School in Gjakova. Students in 5th grade were invited to imagine their Dream Machine, make a...

22 Nov20221st February 2023
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Open Call to Primary School Teachers to join with their class!

Open Call to Primary School Teachers to join with their class!

<< Deadline extended to February 12th >> A marvellous opportunity to have the students in your class invent their Dream Machines! And who knows, perhaps even an elaborated Proof-Of-Concept. Are you a teacher in primary school and want to join? It’s straightforward: this is how it works: 1/ have the children in your primary class invent and draw...

18 Nov202218th November 2022
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MyMachine South Africa : a growing partnership!

MyMachine South Africa : a growing partnership!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we announce a newly signed contract with MyMachine South Africa. MyMachine South Africa is successfully established a few years back in collaboration with our partner, The Initiative for Community Advancement (ICA). As of today, MyMachine South Africa will be a close collaboration between ICA and Open Design Afrika (ODA)....

15 Nov202216th November 2022
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MyMachine House opens in Portugal: permanent Creativity Hub for local stakeholders and the 2 million visitors a year!

MyMachine House opens in Portugal: permanent Creativity Hub for local stakeholders and the 2 million visitors a year!

An incredible milestone in the history of MyMachine! Friday, November 11th, marked the official opening of a dedicated MyMachine House in the city of Óbidos. Enchanting Óbidos is one of Portugal’s most beautiful destinations and one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval villages or walled towns. Everywhere you turn is a postcard view, and that has inevitably...

10 Nov202211th November 2022
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Creating impact in Mexico!

Creating impact in Mexico!

MyMachine Mexico has delivered their first Dream Machines! The very first cycle took place in school year 2021-2022. 12 schools and educational programs in the city of Ciudad Juárez have participated. 4 primary schools joined (Primaria Domingo Bravo Oviedo, Primaria Tlacaélel, Primaria Ramón Espinoza Villanueva, and Colegio Hellen Keller) with over 70 primary school students....

08 Nov20228th November 2022
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Inventing their Dream Machine – Building Creative Confidence

Inventing their Dream Machine – Building Creative Confidence

More than 300 students in primary classes in Flanders & Brussels (Belgium, Europe) were given a mission: to awaken the creative power in themselves and create something no one has shown them: the machine of their dreams! As university students were entering these primary classes to invite the young students to be creative, hundreds of...

07 Nov20228th November 2022
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Testing the Proof Of Concepts in Norway

Testing the Proof Of Concepts in Norway

Whoa! Testing out the mock-ups! University students at the University of Agder have hosted a Work-In-Progress event at the university. Participating primary school students visited the university to give final feedback on the elaborated proof of concepts made by the university students. Proof of Concepts of the Pirate-Pig-Wiggly-Funny-Machine, the Stand-Up-Machine, the Flying-Machine, The-Speed-Sweater, and the...

25 Oct202227th October 2022
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MyMachine inducted in HundrED’s Hall of Fame

MyMachine inducted in HundrED’s Hall of Fame

We have big news!! Apart from being in the HundrED Global Collection again, we’re also one of the four innovations on the planet that have been selected to become part of the HundrED Hall of Fame! This is a high-end collection of Education Innovations that have demonstrated sustained growth of impact and scalability.  In order to be...

24 Oct202224th October 2022
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MyMachine selected for the HundrED list on the world’s top education innovations!

MyMachine selected for the HundrED list on the world’s top education innovations!

We are thrilled to announce that MyMachine has been selected -for the 4th year in a row- for HundrED’s renowned list of the World’s Top Innovations in Education! Crystal Green, Head of Research, HundrED: “To make this year’s Global Collection 188 Academy Members consisting of academics, educators, innovators, funders, and leaders from 113 countries performed...

18 Oct202218th October 2022
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Brand New Dream Machines invented in MyMachine Liège

Brand New Dream Machines invented in MyMachine Liège

A brand new MyMachine Cycle just took off in Liège, Belgium (Europe). Students from Helmo Gramme University have entered primary classes to ask the children our open-ended question: “What Is Your Dream Machine?”. What happens next is magic! Yet again, the children have invented a myriad of Dream Machines! It is appealing to see so...

12 Oct202212th October 2022
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MyMachine Slovakia LIVE on National Television

MyMachine Slovakia LIVE on National Television

Katarína Durovková from the MyMachine Slovakia team, based out in Bratislava, has been live on the popular morning program Teleráno on national television. Katarína explains the MyMachine methodology, and how it works, with some amazing examples of Dream Machines invented and elaborated in MyMachine Slovakia. This interview is giving widespread exposure to MyMachine in the...

11 Oct202211th October 2022
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MyMachine space at International Literature Festival Folio in Portugal

MyMachine space at International Literature Festival Folio in Portugal

During Folio (6-16 October 2022), MyMachine Portugal runs a marvelous exhibition in Vila de Portugalbidos, with a selection of Dream Machines invented over the past years. Children, Parents, visitors of Folio, teachers and their students, are all invited to enter this amazing space. They are challenged to invent their very own Dream Machine! Simon (6)...

05 Oct20225th October 2022
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Celebrating Teachers’ impact today!

Celebrating Teachers’ impact today!

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. We have the exclusive privilege of working with amazing teachers every day. We truly see the impact educators are having around the...

29 Sep20222nd October 2022
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Slovakian Celebrity becomes MyMachine ambassador

Slovakian Celebrity becomes MyMachine ambassador

This is Marián Čekovský: a moderator, entertainer, musician, singer, and leader of Marián Čekovský Band. He is in the top rankings of the most popular personalities on Slovak television. As an entertainer and improvisator, he has no competition; nothing can surprise him on stage. He is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the most acknowledged musicians...

27 Sep202227th September 2022
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MyMachine Norway out in the open on Research Square

MyMachine Norway out in the open on Research Square

MyMachine Norway is teasing the public out in the open. Showing off Dream Machines like The Hypnosis Machine, the Party Machine and the Stand-Up Machine at this year’s Research Square in Kristiansand. These Dream Machines continue to create joy and, hopefully, the urge to create. We are excited about the new MyMachine Cycle that is...

21 Sep202222nd September 2022
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MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) kicks off a new cycle!

MyMachine Flanders (Belgium) kicks off a new cycle!

A couple of weeks after the new school year has started in schools in Belgium, is the perfect time for the new MyMachine Flandres & Brussels cycle to kick off. Here are some pictures of the first primary school this year to host university students in their class. These Digital Arts & Entertainment students from...

13 Sep202213th September 2022
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Portuguese mayors talking about the impact of MyMachine in their city

Portuguese mayors talking about the impact of MyMachine in their city

TheMayor.EU – the European Portal for Cities and Citizens- aims to enhance the understanding and cohesion between the citizens of the European Union, the local authorities and EU institutions. Their goal is to inform about good practices on a local, regional and European Union level, by honouring the work of local authorities. In 2021 TheMayor.EU...

30 Aug202230th August 2022
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Welcoming this VIP TO BELGIUM

Welcoming this VIP TO BELGIUM

Marión (Mexico) invented her Dream Machine (called Obvie) in the framework of our global MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2022. This runs outside of the scope of our regular MyMachine Chapters across the world. Our annual MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign allows us to engage with schools mainly outside of the geography of our existing Chapters. This campaign was...

22 Aug202222nd August 2022
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MyMachine DreamsDrop: Creative Co-Creation going global.

MyMachine DreamsDrop: Creative Co-Creation going global.

Creativity going global! In February we launched our MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2022 to Primary School Teachers around the globe. Students in primary classes from different countries on 3 continents uploaded their dream machine! We selected ideas from 3 continents and University students at the School of Industrial Product Design at Howest University of Applied Sciences...

08 Jul202222nd August 2022
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MyMachine Slovenia presenting this year’s Dream Machines

MyMachine Slovenia presenting this year’s Dream Machines

Recently MyMachine Slovenia had the true pleasure of presenting the working prototypes of this year’s Dream Machines invented by children at the primary schools Col, Otlica, Draga Bajca Vipava (department at Goče) and Dobravlje Primary School (department at Vrtovin). A machine that waters flowers and makes a rainbow. A machine that helps children separate waste...

06 Jul202210th November 2022
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Students Producing the Working Prototypes in Spain!

Students Producing the Working Prototypes in Spain!

Exciting times in Barcelona! The university students have finished creating the concepts for the Dream Machines invented by Primary School Students. That means the production of the Working Prototypes has started! MyMachine Catalonia (Spain) created these wonderful 4 videos showing the progress made by the Vocational/Technical Secondary School Students who are using their talents and...

05 Jul20225th July 2022
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MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2022 Part 3!

MyMachine Slovakia Exhibition 2022 Part 3!

Tuesday, June 28th: MyMachine Slovakia hosted its third 2022 exhibition, this time in Kosice (East Slovakia). This exhibition showcased Dream Machines invented and build by students from the Eastern part of the country. From the coffee-making machine to the music-making machine: each one sprung from the imagination of primary school students and was brought to...

30 Jun202230th June 2022
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MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) exhibition!

MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) exhibition!

On June 23 and 24, nine dream machines were on display in Technopolis, Mechelen. From the lubricating machine to the mental aid machine: each one sprung from the imagination of primary school students and was brought to life by college students and technical/vocational secondary students. By joining forces, they created the MyMachine Expo 2021-2022. Some...

10 Jun202210th June 2022
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MyMachine Liège on national television In Belgium

MyMachine Liège on national television In Belgium

Belgian RTBF made a wonderful documentary on MyMachine Liège! They have documented the MyMachine process, from the viewpoint of the participating Primary School Students. Images show what happened in the primary class, at the university, and at the vocational/technical secondary schools. At the end of a MyMachine Cycle, the working prototypes are presented at the...

30 May202231st May 2022
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MyMachine is growing again: Welcome MyMachine Kenya!

MyMachine is growing again: Welcome MyMachine Kenya!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we can announce that a contract was signed for a new MyMachine Chapter: MyMachine Kenya! Our partner is Stadi za Maisha Educational Trust in the capital Nairobi. This non-profit organisation focuses on gifted and talented education. They work in collaboration with local communities, schools and other local organizations in offering alternative education programs to...

20 May202221st May 2022
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MyMachine Indiana (USA): amazing videos showing the entire process from ideation to the working prototype of this year’s invented Dream Machines!

MyMachine Indiana (USA): amazing videos showing the entire process from ideation to the working prototype of this year’s invented Dream Machines!

Ever wondered how it feels to be a student or an educator involved in MyMachine? Here’s your chance of getting a taste of it! The Indiana Chapter of MyMachine USA has delivered the result of a full year’s creative co-creation: 4 Dream Machines have been invented, conceptualised and built! In this very first cycle, over...

10 May202210th May 2022
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MyMachine Norway honored in newspaper for contributing to raising the creative competences in the country

MyMachine Norway honored in newspaper for contributing to raising the creative competences in the country

The Norwegian newspaper Fædrelandsvennen published the article “What is relevant education in 2075?” about the work of our team from MyMachine Norway, led by Idunn Sem at the University of Agder. This article honours MyMachine Norway for elevating essential skills for students. Recently, Norway ended up at the bottom of the Nordic countries in a...

28 Apr202228th April 2022
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2nd Inauguration of completed Dream Machines in MyMachine Slovakia

2nd Inauguration of completed Dream Machines in MyMachine Slovakia

“Our participation in MyMachine strengthened our relationships”, Technical/Vocational High School students Filip, Jakub and Kristof. 10-year old Janko: “It’s great to bring something to life that once was only on paper”. April 21st, the annual World Creativity and Innovation Day doubled as the day of MyMachine Slovakia Prešov Expo. After the inauguration of the ‘Karts...

26 Apr202226th April 2022
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MyMachine featured in stunning documentary by Open Design Afrika

MyMachine featured in stunning documentary by Open Design Afrika

Open Design Afrika’s CEO, Suné Stassen was featured as a keynote at Interaction Week 2022, hosted by IxDA (Interaction Design Association) in March this year. The theme of this event was “Design in Perilous Times. One year on. What have we learned?” Her powerful talk is a 1-hour documentary titled: “A Super Power to build a thriving future for...

22 Apr20225th May 2022
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MyMachine at international Design Fest Gent

MyMachine at international Design Fest Gent

Yesterday evening was the grand opening of Design Fest Gent. MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) is proud to be part of the exhibition “Be Wild, Act & Change”! Design Fest Gent, a new biennial 10-day international festival that offers designers space to present their ground-breaking ideas. The festival demonstrates what design can (and indeed should)...

13 Apr202213th April 2022
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Creativity flowing in the Indiana Chapter of MyMachine USA

Creativity flowing in the Indiana Chapter of MyMachine USA

We are thrilled to see this much creativity flowing in Indiana! First, let’s talk numbers: some 980 students across 16 educational institutes are involved in the pilot cycle of the Indiana Chapter of MyMachine USA. The majority of those students are 4th grade primary school children inventing their dream machines;  like the Peppermint Snowman, the...

06 Apr20227th April 2022
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MyMachine expanding again: welcome to MyMachine Kosovo!

MyMachine expanding again: welcome to MyMachine Kosovo!

With tremendous pleasure, we announce today that MyMachine is growing again! Welcome to MyMachine Kosovo! We are proud and thrilled to partner with IDEON Institute in Pristina. “Ideon” means “Ideation” in Albanian. This new non-profit focuses on implementing education innovation.  Besim Mustafa, professor at the University of Pristina,  entrepreneur, Director of the Vocational Education and...

31 Mar202231st March 2022
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myBOO in Paris

myBOO in Paris

myBOO continues to travel to Business-to-Business events. This week our lovely Evil-Ghost-Hunter proudly showed its powers to potential buyers at Maison & Objet in Paris.    Maison & Objet is a decoration, design and lifestyle B2B community. It nurtures the relationship between 6,000 brands & designers, some 300,000 international buyers, 1,500 journalists and over 2...

25 Mar202225th March 2022
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Work-In-Progress event: all students gather to give final feedback on the concepts

Work-In-Progress event: all students gather to give final feedback on the concepts

Creative overload in Kortrijk (Belgium)! MyMachine Flanders & Brussels organised their 2nd Work-In-Progress Event this year: this time around for the participating schools in the Central and West part of Flanders.   150 students at the School of Industrial Product Design at Howest University of Applied Sciences elaborated concepts of Dream Machines invented by the...

21 Mar202222nd March 2022
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MyMachine exhibition at Airport in Norway

MyMachine exhibition at Airport in Norway

“Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts as we are starting our descent to the MyMachine Norway exhibition in Kristiansand.” Nothing short of brilliant. MyMachine Norway has launched a MyMachine world premiere: a MyMachine exhibition at Kjevik International Airport in Kristiansand.  This international airport serves Kristiansand Municipality in Agder county. Over 1 million passengers per...

17 Mar202217th March 2022
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University students making concepts in Belgium

University students making concepts in Belgium

In this year’s run of MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium, Europe), different participating university faculties have incorporated the MyMachine assignment at other moments in their curriculum. The students at the faculty of Industrial Product Design at Howest University of Applied Sciences are delivering a design sprint this week. One hundred fifty students are turning Dream Machines into...

15 Mar202217th March 2022
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MyMachine DreamsDrop: university students in Belgium start working on Dream Machine Ideas from Canada and Mexico

MyMachine DreamsDrop: university students in Belgium start working on Dream Machine Ideas from Canada and Mexico

The next phase of the MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2022 has started today. Until last Friday, primary school teachers (from different countries worldwide) have joined with their class by uploading Dream Machine Ideas from their students. We selected some ideas. from different schools around the globe. And today, students of Industrial Product Design at Howest University...

04 Mar20227th March 2022
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Supporting the refugees in Slovakia

Supporting the refugees in Slovakia

🇺🇦 Donate for Ukraine Our colleagues of MyMachine Slovakia are part of the Carpathian Foundation (Karpatská nadácia). Their HQ is located in Kosice, close to the Ukrainian border. They have a long, successful history of serving Slovakia, focusing on Eastern Slovakia. There are now more than 75 000 Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia, and each day...

23 Feb202223rd February 2022
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First MyMachine pilot kicks off in Spain

First MyMachine pilot kicks off in Spain

What a delight! The MyMachine Catalonia (Spain) pilot cycle has kicked off! University students in the Barcelona area have entered Primary classes to pose the question “What Is Your Dream Machine?” (“Quina és la teva màquina de somni?”) Some 175 primary school children were invited to make a drawing of their Dream Machine. The university...

22 Feb202222nd February 2022
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MyMachine endorsed as A leading solution for The industry struggle to find young talent

MyMachine endorsed as A leading solution for The industry struggle to find young talent

MyMachine Liège (Belgium, Europe) has been endorsed in this leading business magazine Trends-Tendances. The article states that “aeronautics is fighting to retain its talents. While the entire industry is fighting to attract technical and scientific profiles, aeronautics is still idling and fears a talent drain”. The article features an interview with Clarisse Ramakers from Agoria, the...

13 Feb202214th February 2022
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Beautiful Interview with university students in Belgium

Beautiful Interview with university students in Belgium

MyMachine Liège (Belgium, Europe) shares a beautiful interview with 2 university students, giving a testimony on their experiences with the MyMachine program.  Ferdinand de Meeûs d’Argenteuil and Maxime Coutelier are students at Enginerering College Helmo Gramme in Liège. In this interview, they are accompanied by Yannik Letawe, Professor at Gramme.  This interview, wich was live...

09 Dec20219th December 2021
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A whole lot of new ideas popping up in Slovakia!

A whole lot of new ideas popping up in Slovakia!

The past couple of weeks has seen exponential growth in creativity in Slovakia! University students participating in MyMachine Slovakia have been visiting students in Primary classes throughout the country. These children are invited to make a drawing of their Dream Machine. Anything goes, as long as they really, really want it. Look at all these...

06 Dec20219th December 2021
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Sneak Peek into the transition of the MyMachine Step 2 (university level) into Step 3 (high school level)

Sneak Peek into the transition of the MyMachine Step 2 (university level) into Step 3 (high school level)

MyMachine Norway offers us a Sneak Peek into the transition of the MyMachine Step 2 (university level) into Step 3 (high school level)! Here’s a meeting where university students explain the concept they made to their vocational/technical high school peers. They discuss the concept and, should it be necessary, improve the design to streamline the...

24 Nov202124th November 2021
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Saku Tuominen (HundrED), Deepak Ramola (Project Fuel) and MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez keynote at the China Education Innovation Conference in Beijing (China) with over 10,000 participants

Saku Tuominen (HundrED), Deepak Ramola (Project Fuel) and MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez keynote at the China Education Innovation Conference in Beijing (China) with over 10,000 participants

On Saturday November 20th, over 10,000 participants joined the China Education Innovation Conference in Beijing, China. This conference is organised by the China Education Innovation Institute, founded by the Beijing Normal University. Saku Tuominen, Co-Founder of HundrED (Finland), Deepak Ramola, Founder of Project Fuel (India), and MyMachine (我的机器) Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez (皮特·格利蒙佩为), were invited as international keynote...

23 Nov202123rd November 2021
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Work-In-Progress Event MyMachine Norway

Work-In-Progress Event MyMachine Norway

Wow. The child-inventors participating in MyMachine Norway are testing early versions of their Dream Machines. This Work-In-Progress event at the university is the setup for testing the concepts made by the university students. The primary school children are here to test those concepts, from Dream Machines like the Teddy Bear Dispenser (bringing comfort), the Visionary...

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...

05 Nov20215th November 2021
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The first new Dream Machines for this year’s cycle in MyMachine Flanders & Brussels

The first new Dream Machines for this year’s cycle in MyMachine Flanders & Brussels

A Always-Together-Machine, a Music-Wall-On-The-School’s-Playground, a Comfort-Robot, and so many more ideas. We are always amazed by the inventor’s brain of children. University students joined the primary classes to get acquainted with their “customers” and with their customers’ desires. All Primary School Students start from a blank sheet of paper. We believe that creativity arises when...

03 Nov20213rd November 2021
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MyMachine wins global education innovation 2022 selection by HundrED

MyMachine wins global education innovation 2022 selection by HundrED

We are very proud to share that MyMachine has been selected by the global education nonprofit HundrED, in its 5th Global Innovation Collection, HundrED 2022, highlighting the brightest innovations in education from around the world. The goal is to inspire a movement by helping pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations spread and adapt to multiple contexts across the world. HundrED...

30 Oct202129th October 2021
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MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez Main Stage at HundrED Innovation Summit 2021

MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez Main Stage at HundrED Innovation Summit 2021

HundrED.Org is a not-for-profit organization, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education from around the world. Both in 2019 and 2020, MyMachine has been selected by the HundrED Global Academy for their Global Innovations Collection: an annual assessment of education innovations on their innovative approach, impact, and scalability. We have been taking a...

29 Oct202130th October 2021
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Yes! A new MyMachine Chapter is starting in Mexico

Yes! A new MyMachine Chapter is starting in Mexico

It is with tremendous pleasure that we announce today that MyMachine is growing again!  Welcome to the Chihuahua Chapter of MyMachine Mexico! We are proud and thrilled to partner with Fundacion Paso Del Norte in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Fundacion Paso Del Norte focuses on advancing partnerships and initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the...

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...

24 Oct202126th October 2021
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MyMachine keynote at FOLIO 2021 – International Literature Festival in Portugal

MyMachine keynote at FOLIO 2021 – International Literature Festival in Portugal

A true honour. FOLIO is an International Literature Festival in Obidos, Portugal. The 2021 edition had a dedicated Education track, curated by Ana Sofia Godinho. On the closing day, MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez had the privilege to be on stage talking about MyMachine, its impact and goals worldwide, including in Portugal, thanks to the amazing...

22 Oct202122nd October 2021
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MyMachine Liège exhibition! Part 2!

MyMachine Liège exhibition! Part 2!

In June, all involved students visited the MyMachine Liège exhibition (Belgium), showcasing the drawings, and of course the working prototypes of the elaborated dream machines. But what a thrill, as they were now able to visit the exhibition for a second time. This time round it was part of SAMS – Salon Des Métiers de...

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,...

15 Oct202115th October 2021
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Celebrating World Student Day

Celebrating World Student Day

October 15 of every year is celebrated as World Students’ Day in honour of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who was born on the same day in 1931. The day aims to acknowledge the efforts of Kalam towards education and students. Students is obviously the main reason why MyMachine exists. All of our efforts...

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...

05 Oct20215th October 2021
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Celebrating Teachers’ impact today!

Celebrating Teachers’ impact today!

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. In MyMachine, we have the exclusive privilege to work with amazing teachers every day. Wo do so in 2 ways: by establishing...

01 Oct20215th October 2021
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MyMachine joins Conference-Panel touching the intersection of Non-Formal and Formal Education

MyMachine joins Conference-Panel touching the intersection of Non-Formal and Formal Education

Thrilled to be part of a Conference touching the intersection of Non-Formal and Formal Education. MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez joined a panel today with Roberto Vdovic (Croatia), Korado Korlević (Croatia), Alexandre Boutaud (France), and Casey Shea (USA) to a crowd of educators and education stakeholders in Croatia. The event was organised at the Nikola Tesla Museum by...

27 Sep202127th September 2021
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Presenting the “Space Machine” on World Tourism Day

Presenting the “Space Machine” on World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on 27 September, is the global observance day fostering awareness of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution that the sector can make towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. We thought to dive into our World-Map of Dream Machine Ideas that resonate with this theme. And we have...

21 Sep202121st September 2021
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Presenting the “Heart Spit 9000” on World Peace Day

Presenting the “Heart Spit 9000” on World Peace Day

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. On this amazing day we thought to dive into our World-Map of Dream Machine Ideas that resonate with this...

14 Sep202114th September 2021
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This was the MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2021

This was the MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2021

Absolutely wonderful to see 100 child-inventors discover the working prototypes of their dream machines at the MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2021! Celebrating creativity. Celebrating creative confidence. The MyMachine Norway 2021 exposition of dream machines was the “please do touch”-exhibition to discover dream machines co-created by students in primary, secondary and higher education in Norway in the past...

03 Sep202114th September 2021
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Announcing the MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2021

Announcing the MyMachine Norway Exhibition 2021

If you are in or near Norway, we invite you to visit the MyMachine Norway 2021 exposition of dream machines! This “please do touch”-exhibition allows you to discover dream machines co-created by students in primary, secondary and higher education in Norway. You will be able to discover gems like a.o. the LOL-Surprise-Massage-Machine, the Stand-Up-The-Lux-Machine, The Toy Machine,...

02 Sep20213rd September 2021
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MyMachine listed on Innovation World

MyMachine listed on Innovation World

We are proud to share that MyMachine is listed on Innovation World. Their mission is to Awaken, Inspire, Facilitate and Promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in schools, businesses and individually for every person, of any age, background, ethnicity or economic status. American based Innovation World is operating worldwide, inspiring creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in K-12...

01 Sep20212nd September 2021
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emJoy Conference 2021 with keynote by MyMachine

emJoy Conference 2021 with keynote by MyMachine

EmJoy Education is a non-profit organization that connects teachers worldwide to help each other Embrace Joy in Education ! It was founded by Dimitra Spyratou (Greece), Dr. Kalypso Filippou (Cyprus), Andrea Magee (Northern Ireland) and Matina Kallivoka (Greece). They aim to empower the community of teachers and their feeling of belonging, while bringing them the support and inspiration...

30 Aug202130th August 2021
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MyMachine Norway starting the 2021-2022 season!

MyMachine Norway starting the 2021-2022 season!

MyMachine Norway is preparing the new 2021-2022 season. One of the elements in getting started is sending out this video to the university students that want to join the unique program. The video shows testimonies of MyMachine Norway alumni, students, educators, and business people. Soon we’ll be diving into new dream machine ideas from primary...

25 Aug202126th August 2021
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Yes! A New MyMachine Chapter is starting in the USA!

Yes! A New MyMachine Chapter is starting in the USA!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we announce today that MyMachine is growing again!  Welcome to the Indiana Chapter of MyMachine USA! We are proud and thrilled to partner with the LLC – Maker Educator Collective in Bloomington, Indiana. The collective focuses on how students can build and maintain an interest in STEAM and how students learn...

24 Aug202124th August 2021
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Primary School children wrote about their MyMachine experience

Primary School children wrote about their MyMachine experience

The primary school of Warsage (Belgium) joined MyMachine Liège (Belgium) past school year with 2nd grade students. They have published their whole experience into this great webpage. It tells the story of how they lived through the adventure from ideation to the building of an actual working prototype with the help of older students. Thank...

02 Aug20212nd August 2021
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MyMachine featured in Washington-based Childhood Education International

MyMachine featured in Washington-based Childhood Education International

Childhood Education International (CE International) is an international development organization focused on developing and amplifying solutions that lead to positive change in children’s learning and lives. CE International’s work began in 1892 with the effort to promote kindergarten education in the United States and internationally. Since the very beginning, they have been an international organization...

16 Jul202116th July 2021
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MyMachine Portugal delivering dream machines of the 2020-2021 cycle – better yet: delivering impact

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

Meanwhile, in Portugal: students in Famalicão finished their co-creation magic on some of the invented dream machines of this year’s cycle. Delivering Dream Machines is not the actual goal in MyMachine. Students participating in MyMachine learn how to bring their ideas to life by collaborating, respecting each other’s talents, and being persistent and resilient. They...

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...

05 Jul20215th July 2021
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MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium) presenting all dream machines of the 2020-2021 cycle

MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium) presenting all dream machines of the 2020-2021 cycle

8 minutes of tremendous creativity and collaboration. This year’s grand exhibition of MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium) was divided into separate events for each of the elaborated dream machines. These inauguration events were done at the premises of the respective primary schools. They united all participating students: primary, secondary and university level, all celebrating the result of...

30 Jun202130th June 2021
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MyMachine Liège Exhibition 2021! A fantastic ending to a fantastic school year!

MyMachine Liège Exhibition 2021! A fantastic ending to a fantastic school year!

What a marvellous day this was! MyMachine Liège (Belgium) just finished their very first cycle, building 6 dream machines, uniting over 160 students from many different schools in Liège. While co-creating their dream machines, all these students learned the power of creative and entrepreneurship. At the end of this cycle, the results -the original drawings,...

29 Jun202130th June 2021
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MyMachine DreamsDrop: 21 countries, co-creating across continents!

MyMachine DreamsDrop: 21 countries, co-creating across continents!

Creativity going global! In January we launched our MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaign 2021 to Primary School Teachers around the globe. Students from 21 countries (Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Armenia, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Canada, Usa, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia) uploaded their dream machine! We picked 39 ideas (from all continents) and connected these to university students at the School of Industrial Product Design at Howest University...

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...

10 Jun202124th June 2021
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MyMachine South Afrika Family Makers Day

MyMachine South Afrika Family Makers Day

On Saturday 26 June, Open Design Afrika Family Makers Day, sponsored by the Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sports and in partnership with the V&A Waterfront and Decorex, will host a series of live and online events. We are excited to announce that MyMachine South Africa will once again be part of this amazing initiative....

08 Jun20218th June 2021
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Clean up the oceans

Clean up the oceans

Today is World Oceans Day. We thought it might be insightful to take a look at our world-map of ideas to see if there are ideas related to our oceans. So far, young children in 15 countries have uploaded ideas related to this topic. Including the Underwater Garbage Machine, invented by Nina (6) in Canada,...

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...

02 Jun20214th June 2021
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MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium) finishes the first 2 Dream Machines from their current cycle

MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium) finishes the first 2 Dream Machines from their current cycle

The first 2 Dream Machines of MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) are delivered to the primary schools. This video reveals the inauguration of the Flying Sleeping Bag 😃 or better known as The-making-going-to-sleep-so-much-fun-machine! Amazing feedback in the interviews with primary, secondary, and university students as well as educators and business people; all explaining what MyMachine...

27 May202127th May 2021
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A new MyMachine Chapter! Welcome MyMachine Hrvatska!

A new MyMachine Chapter! Welcome MyMachine Hrvatska!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we announce today that MyMachine is growing again: welcome MyMachine Hrvatska (Croatia)! We are proud and thrilled to partner with the Institut Poduzetničkog Obrazovanja i Inovacija (IPOI) in Zagreb. IPOI is the Croatian Institute of Entrepreneurial Education and Innovation. The institute is founded to ​​develop and strengthen skills and attitudes that enable...

20 May202120th May 2021
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Helping with the production of the prototype

Helping with the production of the prototype

Oh! The Wake-Me-Up-In-The-Morning-By-Tilting-My-Bed-Machine! This is one of the dream machines in the making in the framework of MyMachine Norway. How wonderful to see these inventors from the primary school, visiting the technical secondary school producing their working prototype. We believe to be really on to something here… by uniting 3D-Prints, laser cutting, welding and a...

13 May202113th May 2021
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MyMachine is growing to Spain!

MyMachine is growing to Spain!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we announce today that MyMachine is growing again: welcome MyMachine Catalonia! We are proud and thrilled to partner with Fundació Tr@ms in Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona! Fundació Tr@ms is a non-profit grouping together schools that set out to make innovation an element of each school’s identity. In total they...

03 May20214th May 2021
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Fast Company includes MyMachine DreamsDrop in the highly esteemed World Changing Ideas 2021 List

Fast Company includes MyMachine DreamsDrop in the highly esteemed World Changing Ideas 2021 List

Today we received a wonderful message from New York: Stephanie Mehta here. I’m the editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and I’m pleased to share that MyMachine DreamsDrop has been selected as part of our List of 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Congratulations! Every year, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses and organizations driving...

29 Apr202129th April 2021
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Celebrating International Dance Day with Dance Dream Machines!

Celebrating International Dance Day with Dance Dream Machines!

A Dance Machine. Improve my dancing machine. Table Dancer. Just Dance My Friend. A dancing machine that makes you happy. My Dance Machine. All of these are wonderful dream machine ideas invented by young children in South Africa, Slovakia, Belgium and Norway.  Upon asking children what their dream machine is, it is clear that dancing...

28 Apr202128th April 2021
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MyMachine Portugal delivers a first (in this school year) finished Working Prototype to the primary school

MyMachine Portugal delivers a first (in this school year) finished Working Prototype to the primary school

We are thrilled that MyMachine Portugal has been able to deliver a first – in this school year- finished working prototype to one of the participating primary schools: Complexo Escolar dos Arcos. This “Robot”-machine was invented in Obidos. The child-inventors want a dream machine that plays with them on the playground of the school. It has...

23 Apr202123rd April 2021
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World Book Day – Celebrating our book with foreword by Sir Ken Robinson

World Book Day – Celebrating our book with foreword by Sir Ken Robinson

Today is World Book Day and marks 2 years since we launched this special book. We want to take this opportunity to thank all those amazing people that have contributed to our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide. This book is available worldwide in your favourite online-store (from Amazon to...

21 Apr202120th April 2021
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Here’s our contribution to the World Creativity and Innovation Day: thousands and thousands of dream machines, matched with the united nations development goals

Here’s our contribution to the World Creativity and Innovation Day: thousands and thousands of dream machines, matched with the united nations development goals

Today is World Creativity and Innovation Day. Probably one of the most important topics in the world. We exist because of Creativity and take proud in the fact that our work has been selected for the Spotlight on Creativity by HundrED and the LEGO Foundation. All of us at MyMachine are so fortunate to celebrate...

19 Apr202120th April 2021
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Co-Founder’s Article on competition in education published on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global

Co-Founder’s Article on competition in education published on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global

About a year ago, MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez was personally asked by Arianna Huffington if he wanted to write for Thrive Global. His latest article “Competition is old-school.-The challenges we face aren’t ones that can be ‘won’, and certainly not by individual efforts.” is published today. In his article, Piet makes a strong case on...

10 Apr202119th April 2021
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MyMachine at Round Table Conference of Amity University Mumbai, India

MyMachine at Round Table Conference of Amity University Mumbai, India

India currently houses the world’s third largest startup ecosystem.  The Indian Start-up Ecosystem has witnessed 10 unicorns in just 4 months. In last 7 days we have seen 6 start-ups becoming the unicorns. It was such an honour for our Co-Founder & Managing Director Piet Grymonprez to be part of this Round Table in Mumbai...

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:...

02 Apr20212nd April 2021
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Wonderful video presenting the amazing Jump-To-The-Moon Machine

Wonderful video presenting the amazing Jump-To-The-Moon Machine

What a wonderful video from MyMachine Portugal, showing the production of the amazing Jump-To-The-Moon Machine! The video shows the whole journey from ideation to working prototype! A magnificent result. Well done to all participating students! And a huge thank you to our amazing team of MyMachine Portugal!

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...

14 Mar202115th March 2021
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International Day of Happiness: join us in longest Clubhouse event

International Day of Happiness: join us in longest Clubhouse event

March 20th is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. On this day we want to encourage you to explore, enrich, and pursue your unique paths to happiness. The Clubhouse event:  We are honoured to be part of this inclusive, holistic, and heartwarming #HappinessDay Celebration: A Million Dreams.  This 24 hour-long Global togetherness is to celebrate, explore...

13 Mar202113th March 2021
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500 Dream Machines from 21 countries

500 Dream Machines from 21 countries

Creativity going global. We are thrilled to share that our DreamsDrop Campaign 2021 has given over 500 children the opportunity to invent and upload their dream machine drawings to our world-map of ideas. Children from all continents have joined and they are from 21 countries: Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique India, Vietnam, Turkey, Armenia Australia, New Zealand Cyprus, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland Canada, Usa, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia. Those...

12 Mar202112th March 2021
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MyMachine Portugal video of the whole MyMachine process

MyMachine Portugal video of the whole MyMachine process

Ever wondered how it looks like from the perspective of the Primary Class joining MyMachine? Here’s a truly great video by MyMachine Portugal. You are getting 8 months of hard work in 8 minutes. MyMachine is not a quick interaction in the classroom, but a deep co-creation process.  The video shows the whole process from...

11 Mar202111th March 2021
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Emjoy Interview with MyMachine Co-Founder

Emjoy Interview with MyMachine Co-Founder

EmJoy is a non-profit organization which aims to connect teachers and help each other Embrace Joy in Education. Their important work highlights that teaching can and should be a joyful experience for the students and for the teachers. We are honoured that Emjoy reached out to MyMachine to talk about how MyMachine contributes in embracing...

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...

03 Mar20218th March 2021
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MyMachine is proud to be part of Imagine If…alongside Hugh Jackman, Chris Anderson, Orlando Bloom, Saku Tuominen, Pasi Sahlberg, Goldie Hawn, Richard Curtis, Sal Khan, Kate Robinson, and many others, including Kermit The Frog

MyMachine is proud to be part of Imagine If…alongside Hugh Jackman, Chris Anderson, Orlando Bloom, Saku Tuominen, Pasi Sahlberg, Goldie Hawn, Richard Curtis, Sal Khan, Kate Robinson, and many others, including Kermit The Frog

We are excited to be a part of Imagine if… a celebration inspired by Sir Ken Robinson, from March 1st – 4th, 2021. Our Co-Founder & Managing Director Piet Grymonprez will be part of the official March 4th program, in collaboration with HundrED, Alex Bell (UK Country Lead HundrED) and Jigyasa Labroo, Co-Founder & CEO...

16 Feb202116th February 2021
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Article in Portuguese Newspaper on MyMachine

Article in Portuguese Newspaper on MyMachine

MyMachine Portugal has been growing year after year. It started in Óbidos (Central Portugal), but expanded to the North and South. This article in Cidade Hoje is focusing on Famalicão. It celebrates how MyMachine Portugal is enhancing creativity with all participating students. Thank you to our splendid MyMachine Portugal team for making MyMachine Portugal shine...

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...

12 Feb202112th February 2021
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Imagine If…

Imagine If…

We are proud to announce that we will be featured at the official first (of what will be an annual) tribute event for Sir Ken Robinson on March 4th, hosted by Nevergrey (founded by his daughter Kate Robinson).  Kate shared that she was sitting next to her father when he died, promising him to dedicate...

11 Feb202111th February 2021
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is 11 February, The International Day of Women and Girls in Science. MyMachine is committed to make an impact since a child’s early years. Our open-ended approach has proven to be as successful to girls and women as to boys and men. We are proud of all women and girls who have teamed up...

21 Jan202122nd January 2021
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Burning Questions 2021

Burning Questions 2021

MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez was asked to participate in the opening panel of Burning Questions in Finland. Burning Questions is a Oulu University student-led global event. This year’s theme of the event is “Accessibility: Building Education Towards a Sustainable World”. Accessibility in education is a multifaceted issue. Dr. Barbara Stauber and Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral...

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...

11 Dec202011th December 2020
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MyMachine South Africa Exhibition Part 2

MyMachine South Africa Exhibition Part 2

In South Africa children from different primary schools have invented their dream machines. These have been elaborated within the MyMachine South Africa context. The fabulous results were first shown in October at the iconic V&A Waterfront in Cape Town within the framework of the Open Design Afrika festival 2020. And now, the exhibition has moved...

03 Dec20203rd December 2020
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University students showing their progress

University students showing their progress

University students Ruben and Charles presenting the status of their work within the framework of MyMachine Flanders and Brussels (Belgium). They made this short video to be shown to the child-inventors in the primary classroom. In this video Ruben and Charles explain the status of the concept they are working on, based upon the invention...

30 Nov202030th November 2020
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Making real dream machines, not just inventing them.

Making real dream machines, not just inventing them.

Yes, the child-inventors are engaged from inventing their dream machine to conceptualising it and building a real working prototype. Which is exactly what you see here happening in MyMachine Portugal! Stay tuned, as we will shortly be able to reveal the nature of this dream machine!

27 Nov202027th November 2020
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MyMachine South Africa videos on the exhibition part 1 in Cape Town

MyMachine South Africa videos on the exhibition part 1 in Cape Town

MyMachine South Africa held their part 1 of the 2020 exhibition in Cape Town in the framework of the Open Design Afrika 2020 Festival. Here is a beautiful video about it: And as a bonus, here’s a engaging behind the scenes video, featuring a.o. Jeremy Maarman, MyMachine South Africa Coordinator. There is also Chimell Fortuin...

18 Nov202011th December 2020
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MyMachine featured in Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

MyMachine featured in Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

Difference Making at the Heart of Learning is the latest book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. This book features MyMachine and at the special Corwin launch event, Tom and Emily have highlighted MyMachine (as the only non-USA organisation). The book brings a sharp analysis on the role of education for the 21st century....

18 Nov202018th November 2020
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MyMachine South Africa exhibition in Cape Town

MyMachine South Africa exhibition in Cape Town

MyMachine South Africa is proud to present the dream machines being built in 2020 through the MyMachine methodology. The location being the iconic V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. At the last day of the Open Design Afrika festival, MyMachine South Africa showed dream machines like the Pizza Machine, the Stingray or the Clean The Umbrella...

10 Nov202017th November 2020
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Co-Founder MyMachine awarded Innovator of The Year by HundrED

Co-Founder MyMachine awarded Innovator of The Year by HundrED

At the final day of the HundrED Global Innovation Summit 2020, Saku Tuominen, announced live from Helsinki, Finland, that the Award for HundrED Innovator of The Year goes to Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the MyMachine Global Foundation.  This is how HundrED announced the award: “At last weeks HundrED Global Innovation Summit 2020, we announced...

06 Nov202016th November 2020
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MyMachine featured in Global Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

MyMachine featured in Global Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

Last night, we were honoured, together with so many people around the world, to join the HundrED tribute to Sir Ken Robinson. We were deeply touched by the words of Kate Robinson, remembering her father, while giving so many of us the extra push to keep doing what we do, to make education a better...

04 Nov202020th November 2020
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HundrED and the LEGO Foundation select MyMachine as part of their 20 best on the planet in Creativity

HundrED and the LEGO Foundation select MyMachine as part of their 20 best on the planet in Creativity

We are very proud to share that MyMachine has been selected by HundrED and the LEGO Foundation for their Global Spotlight on Creativity. Chris Petrie, Director Research at HundrED: “there was quite a lengthy selection process from the +250 innovations that were considered. This involved reviews from 40 HundrED Academy Members (educators, leaders, academics from all over the...

04 Nov20205th November 2020
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MyMachine wins global education innovation 2021 selection by HundrED

MyMachine wins global education innovation 2021 selection by HundrED

We are very proud to share that MyMachine has been selected by the global education nonprofit HundrED, in its 4th Global Innovation Collection, HundrED 2021, highlighting the brightest innovations in education from around the world. MyMachine was evaluated on the selection criteria of impact and scalability. Over 5000 innovations were considered for education nonprofit HundrED’s 4th annual...

27 Oct202027th October 2020
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MyMachine Flanders & Brussels entering primary classrooms

MyMachine Flanders & Brussels entering primary classrooms

Last week, creativity was booming again in Belgium. University students went into the primary classrooms to connect with their ‘customers’. And to find out what dream machines they invent and why they specifically invent this one. This time round, more than 100 primary schools across the Flanders and Brussels region of Belgium, participated with their...

22 Oct202022nd October 2020
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MyMachine keynote at HundrED Innovation Summit 2020 in Helsinki

MyMachine keynote at HundrED Innovation Summit 2020 in Helsinki

The HundrED Innovation Summit 2020 is a three-day event that brings together thousands of education stakeholders from around the world. Since 2017, the overarching goal of the  HundrED Innovation Summit has been to celebrate the selected hundred innovators on a global stage. The aim of this year’s Summit is to unite a community and create space...

21 Oct202025th October 2020
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MyMachine South Africa exhibition in Cape Town

MyMachine South Africa exhibition in Cape Town

We are extremely proud to invite you to the MyMachine South Africa exhibition on October 31st. The exhibition will showcase the dream machines invented by primary school children in South Africa and elaborated in the framework of MyMachine South Africa. The exhibition is a part of the Open Design Afrika festival that takes place October...

20 Oct202020th October 2020
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Ideation has started in MyMachine Liège!

Ideation has started in MyMachine Liège!

The first 4 primary schools in Liège (Belgium) have entered the MyMachine Liège stage! University students of the Master in Industrial Engineering entered the primary classrooms to invite the children to invent their dream machine. This Thursday additional primary school classes will be visited to start the ideation. We can’t wait to hear about the first...

09 Oct202013th October 2020
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Focus on new dream machines! MyMachine Portugal on a roll!

Focus on new dream machines! MyMachine Portugal on a roll!

Focus on the new dream machines coming in from MyMachine Portugal today! The first classes have been invented to invent their dream machines. Different schools in different cities around the country are starting up the new MyMachine cycle. We are so happy to share the first pictures that came in. More to come, obviously, as...

30 Sep202030th September 2020
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MyMachine at Open Design Afrika, Cape Town

MyMachine at Open Design Afrika, Cape Town

We are extremely honoured to announce that Suné Stassen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Open Design Afrika has asked MyMachine to make a contribution to the 2020 edition of the Open Design Afrika Festival (27-31 October). The festival programme is curated (by experts from South Afrika, Morocco, Ghana, Germany, France, Finland China and USA) to...

24 Sep202024th September 2020
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MyMachine at the Zagreb-based global STEAM Week 2020

MyMachine at the Zagreb-based global STEAM Week 2020

Fablab Croatia, founded by Roberto Vdovic, is hosting its annual STEAM Week online this year. This event is targeting educators in Hrvatska to inform, demonstrate, and practice new ways of educating students in schools. Fablab Croatia has engaged 20 keynotes from Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. These keynotes will share their...

22 Sep202022nd September 2020
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The new MyMachine Norway cycle started in primary classrooms!

The new MyMachine Norway cycle started in primary classrooms!

Warning: creative overdose in Norway right now! We are thrilled to see MyMachine Norway kick-off the new MyMachine season. University students from Agder University have entered the primary classrooms of different schools like the Øvre Slettheia skole, Tordenskjoldsgate skole and Steinerskolen. The primary school children where asked to invent and to make a drawing of their...

16 Sep202016th September 2020
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MyMachine Flanders & Brussels meet Belgian royals

MyMachine Flanders & Brussels meet Belgian royals

Every year the King Baudouin Foundation organises a fundraiser for its Community Foundation West-Flanders (home to MyMachine co-founder Jan Despiegelaere). As has been the case in one of the previous editions a couple of years back, MyMachine Flanders & Brussels was highlighted as an example of how an education approach can add to the community...

14 Sep202014th September 2020
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Video from the MyMachine Norway 2020 exhibition

Video from the MyMachine Norway 2020 exhibition

Last week we reported on the MyMachine Norway 2020 exhibition. Today we can share this video about it: marvellous ideas turned into brilliant, beautifully crafted working prototypes! Discover the the massage-machine, the problem-solver, the dance-machine, the all-is-possible machine and Robbe (the machine buddy who can suggest things to do when you are bored). Along the...

10 Sep202010th September 2020
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Meet the dream machines of MyMachine Norway!

Meet the dream machines of MyMachine Norway!

How marvellous to see this exhibition in Norway! What should have happened in March, luckily took place now: the final exhibition of dream machines invented and elaborated during school year 2019-2020. The participating primary school children could finally discover the dream machines they have been invented and elaborated, working together with university students and technical...

07 Sep20207th September 2020
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We are launching a second product!

We are launching a second product!

myBOO is getting a bigger sibling! Almost one year ago, we were proud to announce our very first real-life product: myBOO. The marvellous ghost-hunter that chases evil ghosts from you bedroom, leaving you safe to fall asleep.  myBOO has already captured the heart of many children around the world. Today we are extremely proud to...

10 Aug202026th August 2020
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MyMachine keynote at Unesco Futures of Education/HundrED event in Hong Kong

MyMachine keynote at Unesco Futures of Education/HundrED event in Hong Kong

In the framework of the strategic partnership between the UNESCO Futures of Education Taskforce and HundrED, both partners are looking to crowdsource ideas and opinions on the future of education as part of their comprehensive report launching next year. The UNESCO Futures of Education Taskforce works under the leadership of the President of Ethiopia, Her...

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...

30 Jun20201st July 2020
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Walking to school while sowing flowers!

Walking to school while sowing flowers!

Walking to school while sowing flowers! This fabulous dream machine idea was invented by second grade primary school students at the Broebelschool in Oudenaarde (Belgium). The sowing machine is attached to your leg and is spreading the seeds while you walk. The design was done by Lorien Duchamps, Industrial Product Design student at Howest University and the...

29 Jun20201st July 2020
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Big Teddy! Customise your own teddy bear!

Big Teddy! Customise your own teddy bear!

The 5th grade primary school students at the Stedelijke Basisschool Zuid in Harelbeke (Belgium) invented a machine to create their own teddy bears. That is because they can’t find the ones they love in existing shops and moreover they dreamed of unique ones. Tijn Veraghert Industrial Product Design student at Howest University (Kortrijk, Belgium) created in collaboration...

26 Jun20201st July 2020
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“Searchinator” enters the MyMachine Hall of Fame

“Searchinator” enters the MyMachine Hall of Fame

The “Zoekinator” (“Searchinator”): a marvel invented by children with autism at the primary school BuBaO Sint-Idesbald (Belgium). University College students Ine Cappon, Ellen Knockaert and Lotte Vaernewyck, third year occupational therapy students at Howest made the design and made the machine in collaboration with the observation year of Secondary School Sint-Idesbald. The child-inventors received and...

25 Jun20201st July 2020
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Here’s The Plastic Eater!

Here’s The Plastic Eater!

From now on, the children at the primary school De Boomhut in Sint-Andries (Belgium) have become “Plastic Eaters”. They welcomed their real working dream machine to school today. The Plastic Eater includes a luminous backpack and all necessary tools to collect litter. With the counter and app, they can keep track of how much waste...

05 Jun202016th June 2020
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Tailored solutions

Tailored solutions

MyMachine is active in different countries around the world. Our partners are doing all they can to navigate MyMachine through the Covid-19 measurements from the different governments in the different countries. As always, we put the students first. This has been one of our key drivers from our very first day. This has not changed...

15 May202015th May 2020
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We’re expanding: welcome MyMachine Liège!

We’re expanding: welcome MyMachine Liège!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we can share that a new MyMachine Chapter will start: MyMachine Liège. Liège is a part of the French speaking part of Belgium (La Wallonie; The Walloon Region), to the east of the country, bordering with The Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. We have signed a contract with Basse-Meuse Développement,...

05 May20205th May 2020
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MyMachine shortlisted for the prestigious WISE 2020 Global Education Awards (Qatar Foundation)

MyMachine shortlisted for the prestigious WISE 2020 Global Education Awards (Qatar Foundation)

MyMachine has been selected as one of the 15 best education innovation organisations for the WISE 2020 awards because of its impactful and innovative approach to education. MyMachine was selected among 625 organisations worldwide evaluated according to strict criteria. These 15 organisations come from 10 countries and were selected by a pre-Jury of international experts....

29 Apr20205th May 2020
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MyMachine nominated for what Reuters refers to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Sustainability’: Katerva 2020 Awards

MyMachine nominated for what Reuters refers to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Sustainability’: Katerva 2020 Awards

The prestigious Katerva Awards -referred to by Reuters as ‘the Nobel Prize for Sustainability’- are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, “the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level”. San Diego (USA) based Katerva (Latin for “crowd”) works with 2.500 global spotters that have...

03 Apr202015th June 2020
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Quality Education for all during Covid-19

Quality Education for all during Covid-19

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) into communities across the world. The pandemic situation is affecting the lives of many students, families & communities. Schools around the world are doing their best for students by using new and existing online technologies. In these challenging times, tools, resources...

23 Mar202025th November 2020
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MyMachine DreamsDrop in Mozambique

MyMachine DreamsDrop in Mozambique

MyMachine DreamsDrop is a worldmap that invites anybody to upload their dream machine idea. Once a year we will pick some of the ideas and bring them to life with educational partners. We have just done this for the first time with participating schools from Mexico, Ecuador, Belgium, South Africa, Mozambique and India. The Escola...

10 Mar202011th March 2020
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Prototypes are becoming real in MyMachine South Africa

Prototypes are becoming real in MyMachine South Africa

As the MyMachine South Africa 2019-2020 Exhibition is getting closer, the production of working prototypes is going strong. We can’t wait to see the results. Please join us in Piketberg on Tuesday 24 March for the MyMachine South Africa 2019-2020 Exhibition.

28 Feb202010th March 2020
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University of Cape Town Engineering Students discussing the dream machine concepts with professional engineers

University of Cape Town Engineering Students discussing the dream machine concepts with professional engineers

University of Cape Town (UCT) civil engineering students discussing the production details with professional engineers at Retief Krige Industrial Designers (Rkid), an Industrial Design company in Stellenbosch. The meeting allowed them to put some final touches to the designs. We can’t wait to see the working prototypes being presented at the MyMachine South Africa Expo on 24 March.

25 Feb202025th February 2020
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Inventing dream machines in Komatipoort Part 2

Inventing dream machines in Komatipoort Part 2

Inventing dream machines in Cromati Combined School in Komatipoort, South Africa: lot’s of beautiful drawings! Thank you Miss Rita and her 3rd grade class students to take part in this MyMachine DreamsDrop session by MyMachine South Africa!

24 Feb202024th February 2020
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MyMachine South Africa: inventing dream machines in Komatipoort

MyMachine South Africa: inventing dream machines in Komatipoort

Taking classes outside! Happy faces in ‘Grade 4’ (Fourth Grade) classroom of teacher Anrie in Komatipoort Academy! On behalf of MyMachine South Africa, 2 professors at Howest University of Applied Sciences (Belgium), Kelly Schedin and Mathieu Loosvelt, went into the primary classroom today. The young students were asked to invent their dream machine and make...

21 Feb202025th November 2020
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Shining students at LIEF School in Mexico

Shining students at LIEF School in Mexico

LIEF School in Villahermosa (Tabasco) in Mexico joined our pilot run of MyMachine DreamsDrop. The children invented their dream machine and product design students at the School of Industrial Product Design at Howest University of Applied Sciences created a proof of concept for it. All the inventors received a personalised MyMachine diploma and posters of...

19 Feb202019th March 2020
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Book Launch South Africa 26 March 2020

Book Launch South Africa 26 March 2020

We are thrilled to announce that our Book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide will be launched in South Africa! This book launch is in collaboration with our esteemed MyMachine South Africa partner Jeremy Maarman, Co-Founder and Director of The Initiative for Community Advancement and MyMachine South Africa coordinator. We are...

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!

14 Feb202014th February 2020
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MyMachine presenting at HundrED Glocal event in USA on Self-Directed Learning

MyMachine presenting at HundrED Glocal event in USA on Self-Directed Learning

What if young learners could be inspired to shoulder 100% of the responsibility for their own learning? How can schools and classrooms be designed to foster self-directed learning? What are the key motivating factors for self-directed learning? What are high-quality examples of self-directed learning and how can they scale?            HundrED, Transcend,...

13 Feb202025th November 2020
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Doctor Stranje El Hoyo Negro: MyMachine DreamsDrop: inventing in Mexico, building in Belgium

Doctor Stranje El Hoyo Negro: MyMachine DreamsDrop: inventing in Mexico, building in Belgium

STEP 1: MEXICO The primary school class at LIEF School in Villahermosa Mexico has invented this Dream Machine (and uploaded it to our worldmap of dream machine ideas): when you recycle plastic bottles, you receive Lego*-blocks in return. Here’s the class making drawings of their invented dream machines:   This is the original drawing for Doctor...

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...

06 Feb20206th February 2020
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MyMachine featured at Prototyping 2020 & Machineering Network Event (Belgium)

MyMachine featured at Prototyping 2020 & Machineering Network Event (Belgium)

myBOO, the first real-life product of MyMachine, is featured at the B2B event Prototyping 2020 & MNE in Belgium (5&6 February 2020). myBOO -the result of a professional, fun and respectful collaboration between the MyMachine Global Foundation and Atelier Pierre (by Vanhalst NV)- is presented alongside its predecessor (Spocker) from MyMachine. This fair is specialised...

04 Feb20204th February 2020
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ESAD University Portugal takes up MyMachine assignment as part of their curriculum

ESAD University Portugal takes up MyMachine assignment as part of their curriculum

MyMachine Portugal yet again covered in Portuguese media: this article describes the dream machines that are being build this school year. The article also covers the important news that in central Portugal, ESAD University has made the MyMachine assignment a part of their curriculum. Third year students apply for the assignment which covers different parts...

30 Jan20204th February 2020
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MyMachine Belgium Work In Progress Part 1: creative overdose when primary, secondary and higher education students have a get-together

MyMachine Belgium Work In Progress Part 1: creative overdose when primary, secondary and higher education students have a get-together

The Dream Machines were invented early October ’19. The higher education students have had several interactions with their clients so far; cumulating to this Work-In-Progress event today. Participating Primary School Students and Technical/Vocational Secondary Level Students from the West side of the country, visited the Industrial Design Center at Howest University of Applied Sciences in...

29 Jan20204th February 2020
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Discussing the Concepts at the university! MyMachine Portugal on a roll.

Discussing the Concepts at the university! MyMachine Portugal on a roll.

Work continues in this part of MyMachine Portugal! Primary School Students (the inventors of the Dream Machines) and the Students of the Technical Secondary schools (the builders) in Vila Nova de Famalicão visited today the Universidade Lusíada. They could discuss and reflect with the University Students (the designers of the Dream Machines) about the final...

25 Jan20204th February 2020
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MyMachine Norway one of the flagships at the Agder Summit 2020 in Norway

MyMachine Norway one of the flagships at the Agder Summit 2020 in Norway

The Agder Summit 2020 (Agdermøtet 2020) is the region’s joint celebration of Aust- and Vest-Agder becoming new Agder. 300 selected guests were invited to participate and to help create the best possible foundation for a larger and stronger region. The summit was held on 20 January 2020 and continued in a party dinner. On Tuesday,...

21 Jan20204th February 2020
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MyMachine assignment structural part of the University of Agder in Norway

MyMachine assignment structural part of the University of Agder in Norway

The University of Agder in Norway (Kristiansand) is from the very start of MyMachine Norway the leading partner of the consortium running MyMachine in Norway. Marit Wergeland Yates is dean of the Faculty of the Arts. This faculty is leading partner within the university for MyMachine Norway. The Faculty has 3 institutes: Institute for rhythmic...

01 Jan20208th January 2020
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Happy 2020!

Happy 2020!

We wish you a happy 2020! Full of empathy, creativity and love. Wishing you good health and let’s continue to take care of each other.  

20 Dec201920th December 2019
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MyMachine Portugal on national television today

MyMachine Portugal on national television today

Exciting day ahead in Portugal as MyMachine Portugal will be featured on RTP, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (National Radio & Television of Portugal). The documentary has been shot a couple of days ago and is broadcasted in a program called Radar XS tonight at 19:00h (Portuguese Time): The kids-news-item on MyMachine starts at 6m00s:...

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...

16 Dec201916th December 2019
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MyMachine book across bookshops in Belgium

MyMachine book across bookshops in Belgium

Our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide is now also on sale in bookshops across Belgium. Standaard Boekhandel is the biggest bookshop-company with 183 shops across the country. We are proud that this market-leader has shown interest in our book and has decided to distribute it though their shops in...

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...

11 Dec201914th December 2019
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MyMachine Norway connecting with major companies

MyMachine Norway connecting with major companies

MyMachine Norway has entered into agreements with 2 companies Glencore Nikkelverk and Agder Energi. The agreements worth NOK 900,000 mean that the two cornerstone companies support MyMachine, which in Norway is managed by the Center for Young Art and Culture at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Agder. This is very good for both...

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

25 Nov201912th December 2019
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MyMachine Norway: higher education students discussing production with the technical secondary schools

MyMachine Norway: higher education students discussing production with the technical secondary schools

After getting lots of good and useful feedback from the primary schools at the Work-In-Progress event on mockups of the Dream Machines, it was time to further develop the dream machine concepts with the skilled builders: the professional secondary students at Tangen and Kvadraturen Skole high schools. What is possible within the time-constraints, resources, expertise,...

22 Nov201911th December 2019
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University Students in Portugal learning from the Technical Secondary Schools

University Students in Portugal learning from the Technical Secondary Schools

Students from the ESAD university visited the technical secondary schools (CENFIM and CEERDL) as part of their MyMachine Portugal (Óbidos) assignment. By exchanging ideas with the technology and production savvy teachers from the technical secondary schools, the university students can better conceptualise the ideas. Their concepts need to take into account the production facility in...

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!  

15 Nov201919th November 2019
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Work-In-Progress in MyMachine Norway

Work-In-Progress in MyMachine Norway

When the university students walk away from the ideation session in the primary classroom, they start the endeavour of translating what “the client” wants into a design -taking into account the available production facilities (= the participating technical secondary schools). It happens with constant feedback-loops to the primary school children. After brainstorms on possible concepts,...

06 Nov20196th November 2019
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MyMachine wins Global Education Innovation 2020 Selection by HundrED

MyMachine wins Global Education Innovation 2020 Selection by HundrED

We are very proud to share that MyMachine has been selected by the global education nonprofit HundrED, in its third global innovation collection, HundrED 2020, highlighting the brightest innovations in education from around the world. MyMachine was evaluated on the selection criteria of impact and scalability, and was reviewed by teachers, students, leaders, innovators and...

04 Nov20194th November 2019
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Occupational Therapy students involved in MyMachine Belgium!

Occupational Therapy students involved in MyMachine Belgium!

In MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) special education primary schools are yet again involved. This is a great opportunity to work together with Occupational Therapy students at Howest University of Applied Sciences. Last week the university students started working as designers with primary school students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or with behavioural and emotional...

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...

31 Oct201931st October 2019
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myBOO drops in shops across Belgium and other countries

myBOO drops in shops across Belgium and other countries

Today marks a very special day in the history of MyMachine. myBOO -our very first real life product- is dropping in shops across Belgium. The first shops to have them are Standaard Boekhandel/Club. Founded in 1919 this company has 183 shops across the country. myBOOs are dropping in all 183 stores this week. myBOO is also...

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...

24 Oct201924th October 2019
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Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in Belgium!

Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in Belgium!

Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium)! From the city of Bruges (West) to the city of Maaseik (East) primary schools have been exposed to an extreme high dose of creativity. Thanks to the expert guiding of higher education students from Howest University of Applied Sciences and PXL...

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...

17 Oct201917th October 2019
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We present you the new Dream Machine ideas from MyMachine South Africa!

We present you the new Dream Machine ideas from MyMachine South Africa!

Yesterday the university students participating in MyMachine South Africa went to the primary schools for the ideation of dream machines. The question “What Is Your Dream Machine?” unlocked the creativity and imagination of children of two Grade 1 classes and sparked the creation of 53 Dream Machine Ideas. Engineering students from University of Cape Town...

16 Oct201916th October 2019
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Yes! Brand new dream machine ideas! In Norway!

Yes! Brand new dream machine ideas! In Norway!

Yes! It’s that marvellous time of the year again in MyMachine Norway! 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...

14 Oct201914th October 2019
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The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

Last week we were honoured to launch our book in Portugal at FOLIO International Literature Festival. We are happy to report that there has been quite some media coverage on our launch. Here’s how Parque Technologico Obidos and PNMF made us proud by saying: “É a leitura mais recomendada do ano para sonhadores, educadores, pais...

11 Oct201912th October 2019
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Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Today we had the pleasure of launching our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. We were honoured with the invitation of FOLIO, the International Literature Festival who hosted the event. FOLIO invited Miguel Silvestre – CEO Technology Park Obidos (Portugal) to moderate the talk. Joining the panel was...

10 Oct201912th October 2019
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MyMachine South Africa at Unesco Global Creative Cities Network Event in Italy

MyMachine South Africa at Unesco Global Creative Cities Network Event in Italy

Today Erica Elk from Cape Town presented MyMachine South Africa at the UNESCO Creative Cities Conference in Torino, Italy. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is launched in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development. As of 2017, there are 180 cities from 72 countries in...

03 Oct201917th October 2019
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MyMachine Belgium kick-off for teachers and university students

MyMachine Belgium kick-off for teachers and university students

MyMachine kick-off for educators from primary and secondary education and the higher education students: it’s all about planning, to-do lists, getting to know each other. But most of all: learning to see MyMachine through the eyes of the primary school children. Which means: starting from a blank sheet of paper: doing something that no-one has done...

19 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

We are delighted to announce the official launch of our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. MyMachine Portugal and Folio are collaborating to launch the book. This will happen at the Opening Night of the International Literature Festival Folio in Obidos. On Friday October 11th MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez...

11 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

Yesterday, Ana Sofia Godinho – MyMachine Portugal Coordinator – was featured as leading example in Guimarães at an Intermunicipal Meeting with the Multidisciplinary Teams of the Integrated and Innovative Plan to Combat Ave School Failure (PIICIE do Ave). This seminar is part of PIICIE do Ave, as a subregional educational strategy with measures and projects...

10 Sep201929th January 2021
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Join With Your Classroom

Join With Your Classroom

It’s something completely new. We are piloting our brand new MyMachine DreamsDrop. And we are inviting every primary classroom around the world to join! Joining is really easy: this is how it works: Have the children in the primary classroom invent and draw their Dream Machine(s) Upload these to our World Map of ideas before 15...

02 Sep20192nd September 2019
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myBOO chases away the bad ghosts; for real!

myBOO chases away the bad ghosts; for real!

From the very start of MyMachine, we keep on emphasising that MyMachine is all about the process: the possibility for young students to discover what it takes to bring an idea to life, while learning in an open education context to be creative, to co-create, to respect each other’s talents, to be entrepreneurial, to discover...

31 Aug20192nd September 2019
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Our book now live in the Apple iBooks Store

Our book now live in the Apple iBooks Store

What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide was launched a couple of weeks ago. Today we are proud to announce that the book is now being added to an additional platform: it is live in the Apple iBooks Store. Purchase your e-book copy in the Apple iBooks Store here: Apple iBooks Store. Click...

30 Aug20191st September 2019
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STEM education in the 21st Century

STEM education in the 21st Century

Our partner The New York Academy of Sciences has developed a 10-week online course called STEM Education in the 21st Century. The course supports K–12 STEM educators through the process of developing an instructional unit aligned to the Academy’s STEM Education Framework. Participants will explore the research behind the framework and apply it to create a unit of study...

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...

03 Jul20193rd July 2019
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The whole MyMachine process of 1 school year on Obidos TV (Portugal)

The whole MyMachine process of 1 school year on Obidos TV (Portugal)

Ever wanted to join MyMachine as a child yourself? Here’s your chance to feel what it’s like to participate in MyMachine. Obidos TV followed – during a whole school year – the elementary school children participating in MyMachine: you see how they were involved in the ideation in their own classroom, how they interacted with...

28 Jun201925th November 2020
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An Evening With MyMachine

An Evening With MyMachine

Wednesday June 26th 2019 at 18:30h something beautiful came to be: An Evening With MyMachine. A seated-dinner event that marked 3 world premieres: the launch of the book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide the announcement of myBOO: the very first real-life MyMachine product to be launched soon the launch of...

25 Jun201929th June 2019
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MyMachine Flanders and Brussels Expo 2019

MyMachine Flanders and Brussels Expo 2019

Tuesday June 25th was MyMachine Flanders and Brussels VIP day: all participating students from elementary schools and university students from Howest University of Applied Sciences and PXL University of Applied Sciences gathered at Belvue Museum downtown Brussels, for a whole day of discovering the working prototypes. Here’s already a short video giving an impression on...

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...

08 Jun20198th June 2019
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Announcing the MyMachine Flanders & Brussels 2019 Exhibition

Announcing the MyMachine Flanders & Brussels 2019 Exhibition

On Tuesday June 25th, all participating schools from Flanders and Brussels will show up at 10:30am in downtown Brussels. All working prototypes will be on display to be admired and tested! The MyMachine Flanders & Brussels 2019 Exhibition will take place at Belvue Museum, next to the royal palace. At the occasion of their visit...

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...

04 Jun20195th June 2019
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MyMachine Portugal in national media

MyMachine Portugal in national media

Organising three exhibitions in the country, from the north to the south, doesn’t go unnoticed! MyMachine Portugal is now featured in Publico. Publico – a national newspaper with headquarters in Lisboa (the country’s capitol) – was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year by the European Newspapers Congress in 2014. The article explains how the university professors...

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...

27 May201928th May 2019
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal is announcing their new MyMachine 2019 Exhibition. MyMachine Portugal has been growing immensely this year, expanding from where it all started in Obidos. Since 2018-2019, Ana Sofia Godinho in Obidos has been very successful in expanding the model to the North of Portugal in Famalicão and to the South of Portugal in Campo...

26 May201928th May 2019
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MyMachine on the “Programs Alive With Possibility”-list from Getting Smart!

MyMachine on the “Programs Alive With Possibility”-list from Getting Smart!

GettingSmart, leading platform on innovation in education in the USA, has identified 11 programs and community organisations “helping youth make a difference”. We are very honoured to be on that list! GettingSmart: “Helping young people identify and make their unique contribution is motivating and great preparation for the innovation economy–and they’ll inherit a world that...

16 May20192nd April 2020
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Harvard University on MyMachine

Harvard University on MyMachine

Amy Kamarainen, Christina Smiraglia and Edward P. Clapp, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University: “Students in MyMachine learn that they can contribute to society, rather than just be a consumer of society. But ultimately what strikes us most about MyMachine is its ability to cultivate wonder, joy and a sense of community accross school populations − and even...

14 May201914th May 2019
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